Operating Room (OR) Registered Nurse (RN) IHS Chinle

Location: Chinle, AZ, United States
Date Posted: 11-28-2018
Global Health Care Group is looking for a Registered Nurse to provide uninterrupted patient care services to be performed in the Operating Room (OR) at Indian Health Services, Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF), Chinle, Arizona.

Available Positions: Registered Nurse (RN) Operating Room (OR)
Place of Performance:  Indian Health Services, Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF), Chinle, AZ 86503.

Work Schedule:  Full Time. Workdays will generally consist of 8, 10 or 12 hours shifts.    
Description of Services (includes but it is not limited to): The purpose of the work is to function as a RN in the pre-operative, intraoperative and postoperative nursing areas. The RN utilizes the nursing process to assess, diagnosis, plan for, implement care measures and evaluate effectiveness of care measures. The registered nurse practices under the direction of the medical doctor and within the statutes of AZ State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice. The RN performs duties utilizing knowledge of AORN Recommended Practices and Standards and ASPAN’s Standards of Perianesthesia Nursing Practice.

  • Observes and assesses elective surgery patient health status and critically ill emergency patients by physical assessment and examination, interviewing patient and family members and reviewing patient’s past medical history.
  • Initiates treatments, medications, emergency and resuscitative measures based on appropriate utilization of physician’s pre, intra and post operative orders, standing orders, and ACLS/PALS protocols.
  • Records observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures, hemodynamic monitoring data and other data relevant to patients in the OR and PACU.
  • Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the anesthetist, anesthesiologist and surgeon such as medication treatments, intravenous fluids, blood transfusion, oxygen therapy, etc.
  • Operates and monitors specialized equipment such as cardiac monitors (ECG), EKG machines, glucometer, gastric and thoracic suction, CO2 tanks for laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic video equipment, electrocautery (ESU), air-powered equipment, dermatomes and sterilization equipment, such as autoclave and level one Steris.
  • Collaborates with members of the surgical and multidisciplinary teams in assessing, planning, and implementing surgical interventions in management of patient’s health care pre-operatively.
  • Functions in PACU to provide intravenous and respiratory therapy, assesses cardiopulmonary status, respiratory status, hemodynamic status and pain levels. Initiates treatments and physician/anesthesia orders as indicated.
  • Functions as circulating nurse in operating room, assisting anesthesia with intubation and extubation, and positioning. Prepares for surgical procedures by gathering necessary equipment and supplies. Preps surgical site utilizing sterile technique. Conducts surgical counts, where necessary. Makes available and assists in use of OR specific equipment. Documents care on intraoperative form.
  • Take call for operating room/recovery room, providing for all phases of perioperative care of afterhours urgent/emergent surgical patients.
Period of Performance: Flexible. From 13 weeks to 12 months and may be extended, upon acceptable performance and all necessary state reviews and approvals.
Position Requirements/Qualifications:
License/Certifications: The RN must be licensed/certified as a Registered Nurse  in the state of Arizona and shall have current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Education: Must have at a minimum an Associate Degree in Nursing. A Bachelors’ Degree is preferred.
Experience: The RN must have at least one year experience within the last two years.

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Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 ‚óŹ Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: ana@globalhealthcaregroup.com
Inquiries about this position must be sent by email.
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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