Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center Culpeper Virginia 22701 US
Posted: Mar 10, 2019
The Registered Nurse assesses the health needs of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with knowledge and skill, and develops and implements plans to meet these needs. The RN also evaluates outcomes as they reflect the established goals. Also assesses additional role of leader educator and consultant, and coordinates daily patient care as provided by all departments. Some of the major job functions include but are not limited to:
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care for groups of patients of varying ages
Participates in educational activities for self, staff and unit development
Utilizes communication skills with staff, other health care team members and patients
Maintains yearly AHA BLS Healthcare Providers certification, unit specific certifications, safety and infection in-services, plus adequate contact hours to meet RN requirements
Follows safety and infection control policies and procedures
Follows hospital and department policies and procedures
Other job duties as assigned
Prepares and maintains operating room for all surgical procedures
Establishes and utilizes a checklist to monitor the physical plan of the operating room and equipment for conformity to all national standards for ensuring safety for the patient and personnel.
Assembles the type and quantity of material and special equipment needed for daily procedures and possible emergencies.
Circulates and scrubs for surgical procedures
Discusses operative procedures with patients and informs them of what to expect during surgery
Directs and instructs personnel in preparing, sterilizing, and caring for operating room equipment and supplies.
Maintains concise and complete records and reports
Completion of a nursing program approved by the State Board of Nursing
Minimum 2 years in the OR or graduate/current enrollment of peri-op 101.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Ability to perform basic nursing skills on groups of patients and ability to assume charge responsibility
Ability to multitask and prioritize quickly
Ability to administer medication utilizing the five rights
Ability to communicate verbally and in written form
Basic computer knowledge
Registered Nurse with a current licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia or current licensure in a compact state with multistate privileges recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia