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Registered Nurse - Operating Room
Job Code:1325-2017
Biweekly Hours:Variable
FT/PT Status:Per Diem
Location:Operating Room-7.7040

Job Responsibilities:

Provides direct patient care to neonate through geriatric patient populations. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment plan of care. Communicates with Surgeon and Anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition. Maintains surgical standards and acts as a patient safety advocate.

  • Practice the philosophy, policies, procedures, and quality standards of the Operating Room according to the mission, vision, and values of Saint James Mercy Hospital
  • Perform daily duties and complete in a timely manner in all services including, but not limited to: General surgery, Orthopedics, Vascular, ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology, Endoscopy, GYN.
  • Verifies all information pertaining to patient and procedure before the cases and brings any discrepancies to the attention of the Surgeon and Anesthesiologist
  • Promote quality communication between team members
  • Follows all surgical standards, universal precautions, and departmental procedures for pre-op, intra-op, and post-op patient care
  • Assure infection control standards are met through the use of precautions and septic technique
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient condition throughout the surgical continuum
  • Assists with positioning patient for maximum surgical exposure and correct/safe anatomical patient positioning
  • Demonstrates appropriate priority development in performing circulating duties including emergency situations
  • Properly opens sterile items and transfers them correctly to sterile field
  • Correctly pours sterile solutions to the sterile field ensuring all medication/solutions are labeled
  • Performs and documents all surgical counts as per standards and procedures
  • Oversees the flash sterilization of items insuring sterility with the process parameters, documentation, and transfer of those items to the sterile field
  • Properly handles, documents, and labels all surgical specimens and cultures
  • Demonstrates proper ordering, handling, and administration of blood products and blood work
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to safely operate mechanical, electrical, and powered equipment according to manufacturer's instructions
  • Continuously monitors the environment of the surgical patient and health care team, making adjustments when needed
  • Accurately completes all pre-op, intra-op, and post-op records, patient progress notes and charges
  • Initiates corrective action if surgical counts are incorrect/ or other incidents
  • Demonstrates hands free patient transfer to next care provider, reporting patient condition and needs. In the case of the Registered Nurse also being the recovery nurse, shall demonstrate PACU skills and education.
  • Responsible for completing annual education and health requirements
  • PACU pre and post op experience

Job Qualifications:


  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred
  • NYS RN License required
  • Minimum 2 years of OR experience required
  • Minimum 2 years of Circulator experience preferred
  • CNOR preferred

Other Job Information (if applicable):
Shifts: 1st Shift and On-Call Required


St. James Mercy Hospital
411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843

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