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Job Posting

Pay is based upon experience. Beginning wage is $30.00 per hour.
The OR RN with the same day surgical services department provides quality nursing care to assigned patients to ensure that the patient’s physical and psycho-social needs are met. The RN is responsible for the direct and indirect provision of professional nursing care of the patients as a PACU, scrub or a circulating nurse. The nurse is accountable for ongoing evaluation and documentation of all components of care delivered to patients within the surgical environment utilizing the nursing process.

Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience
• Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
• Must possess 1-2 years of job-related experience.
• Must possess a current Wyoming license as a Registered Nurse.
• Must be certified or able to certify in BLS, PALS, and ACLS/ALS.
• Must possess the ability to function in a team environment.
• Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, and physicians.
• Must have patience, tact, and a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as willingness to handle difficult situations.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Embraces change and able to handle multiple demands at one time.

Responsibilities / Functional Job Description
General: Standards of Behavior
1. Demonstrates a commitment to living the SLHD standards of behavior through exemplifying in action, a commitment to the values of SLHD, namely:
2. Innovation – continually seeking the latest advances in cost effective healthcare and customer service.
3. Compassion – concern for the individual, empathy for the situation, action to provide service
4. Integrity – doing the right thing; always.
5. Community – supporting, giving and acting to improve where we live, serve, and work.
6. Passion for Healthcare – fervently, avidly, and zealously seeking the improvement of human health
7. Displays this commitment to the standards of behavior through actions and words, by demonstrating the following behavior traits:
8. Adaptability – Responding resourcefully to changes indirection, priorities, schedules, approaches and responsibilities for the good of everyone. Maintaining a positive attitude when faced with a difficult or challenging situation and providing an uplifting and realistic outlook on the opportunities the future may present.
9. Communication – Listening attentively and seeking clarification, being friendly in words and actions, responding to others in a timely manner to ensure satisfaction, comfort and quality care. Utilizing AIDET and the promise to explain the experience the patient can expect, and communicate how the patient will receive excellent and timely care.
10. Professional Conduct and Attitude- Keeping personal conversations to an appropriate volume for the area I am working in, treating everyone in a courteous manner – rudeness is never acceptable, addressing conflict with others privately and respectfully and utilizing the appropriate chain of command. Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching, keeping frustration separate from patent care and professional activities, and recognize that patients are not an interruption, they are our reason for being here.
11. Commitment to Team Members/Patients – Assist patients in finding their destinations, walking with them when possible, interacting constructively with team members and supporting a blame free environment, recognizing there is no place for “it’s not my job”, finding the right person to support a patient or coworker if I am unable to support or help them. I will not spread negativity, being positive starts with me.
12. Personal and Career Development – Demonstrating a curiosity toward learning and practicing self-development. Supporting co-workers by sharing knowledge, expertise and encouragement to help them be successful in their role. Finding ways to improve the quality of my work even when things are going well. Seeking creative solutions to problems and encouraging creativity in others.
13. Sense of Ownership – Admitting and correcting mistakes, taking personal responsibility to help the organization to succeed. Ensuring cleanliness by maintaining a clutter free environment. Refraining from behavior or conversations that undermine the confidence of the community in our facility. Utilizing resources effectively and maintaining financial responsibility.

Role Specific: Work role responsibilities
14. Donning OR attire and personal protective equipment (PPE).
15. Gathers, checks and opens supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure. Restocks supplies at the end of the day.
16. Performs the surgical scrub, and donning gown and gloves.
17. Sets up the sterile back table and Mayo stand with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for the procedure.
18. Performs initial instrument, sharps and sponge counts with the circulator.
19. Assists the team members with gowning and gloving.
20. Assists with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field.
21. Secures tubing, cords and other sterile accessories.
22. Prepares and anticipates additional instrumentation, equipment and supplies for usage during the procedure.
23. Anticipates the needs of the surgeon by passing instruments and supplies to surgeon during procedure.
24. Measures and passes medications, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized during the surgical procedure.
25. Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon.
26. Sponges or suctions the operative site.
27. Applies electrocautery to clamps or forceps on bleeders.
28. Cuts suture material as directed by the surgeon.
29. Coordinates the camera or changes out instruments during endoscopic surgery as directed by the surgeon.
30. Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure.
31. Performs additional counts as necessary.
32. Prepares sterile dressings and/or immobilization devices.
33. Prepares and passes off specimen(s) as appropriate.
34. Cleans and prepares instruments for terminal sterilization.
35. Assists other members of the team with terminal cleaning of room.
36. Assists in prepping the OR for the next patient.
37. Participates in debriefing and quality improvement practices to ensure quality patient care.
38. Assists with transferring patient to the operating room table.
39. Updates and keeps accurate records of the surgeon’s preferences. Working beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
40. Following and completing assignments as given by the OR Supervisor
41. Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
42. Circulating for surgical procedures for various surgeons that operate at SLMC. Recover patients in PACU.
43. Operates equipment and performs technical skills according to policies and standards; learns new skills and seeks assistance appropriately
44. Individualizes patient care according to patient’s health status, age level, and surgery/procedure being performed.
45. Looks beyond patients’ physical needs in every aspect of practice; includes physical, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, educational, sexual, and age-related needs.
46. Synthesizes patient data and implements action plan appropriate to situation (good judgment, critical thinking)
47. Documentation is complete, clear, concise, and according to policy.
48. Collaborates with appropriate disciplines in developing coordinated outcomes and interventions; interacts with team members regarding patient progress.
49. Recognizes situations (patient, staff, visitor, and physician) and significant assessment findings that require verbal or written communication and follow through to the appropriate people.
50. Assumes accountability and responsibility for attendance and timely completion of competencies, mandatory programs, department specific requirement (i.e., ACLS/ALS), and department meetings.
51. Purposefully conducts all aspects of job in an ethical manner in support of South Lincoln Medical Center’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity
52. Ensure that the Surgery Department and Operating Rooms are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.
53. Record all information correctly and accurately on patient’s chart.
54. Ensure that daily and weekly tasks are completed.
55. Maintain confidentiality according to established policy.
56. Manage personal stress and emotions so as not to interfere in relationships and interactions with others.
57. Is responsible to work in each nursing area of the hospital – Med Surg, ER, if asked to do so and after appropriate orientation.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork across SLHD departments
2. Ability to communicate to complete responsibilities effectively
3. Communicates with medical staff, department personnel and other department staff.

Equal Employment Opportunity
South Lincoln Hospital District will provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or intellectual disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time

Contact Information
Korinne Costello - HR Benefit & Education Coordinator
Phone: 3078008682

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