RN (Registered Nurse) OR/Surgery - St. Elizabeth Youngstown
Company: Mercy Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
The Surgical Services Registered Nurse (RN) delivers patient care
utilizing the nursing process through data collection and
assessment, identifies and determines the priority of patient's
problems/needs, and evaluates the process and outcome of nursing
care; coordinates, provides and directs patient teaching activities
and coordinates the care provided by health team members.
Essential Job Functions
--- In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team, conducts
initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data,
creates a plan of care, implements treatment and evaluates
--- Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the
State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and
--- Serves as point of contact for patients' care coordination
throughout hospital departments.
--- Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing
quality improvement in the department.
--- Delegates tasks and functions according to applicable laws,
regulations, and standards, taking into consideration the
competency of the assignee.
--- Responsible for managing the nursing care of the patient within
the OR and coordinating the needs of the surgical team with other
care providers necessary for completion of surgery.
--- Observes the surgery and surgical team from a broad perspective
and assists the team to create and maintain a safe and comfortable
environment for the patient.
--- Provides preop, intraop, and post-op care, including assessment
and discharge instructions.
--- Assess the patient's condition before, during, and after the
operation to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient.
--- Anticipates the scrub nurse's needs and opens sterile packs,
operates equipment, and keeps accurate records.
--- Responsible for reprocessing if on Endoscopy team.
--- BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in
accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing
Professional Practice Model.
This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with
the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related
duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable
Current RN License in the state in which they are working or
covered by compact (required)
BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from
approved source prior to direct patient care)
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (preferred)
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support - American Heart Association
CNOR Certified Perioperative Nurse (preferred)
SGNA Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)
2 years of Critical Care experience (preferred)
Completion of OR internship program (preferred)
Successful completion of Periop 101 (preferred)
--- Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge,
and scope of practice of staff.
--- Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides
education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and
implementation) to nursing staff and others.
--- Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide
evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current
standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
--- Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical
condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their
--- Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes
plan of care.
--- Application of the nursing process in patient care
--- Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to
treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient
outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.
--- Assists patient and family in coping with patient's
--- Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient
--- Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication
--- Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring
for patients and their support resources.
--- Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires
information to perform safely.
--- Advances personal and professional growth through participation
in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and
--- Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and
--- Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models
effective stewardship of available resources.
--- Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and
--- Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
--- Understanding and utilization of office and clinical
--- Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can
understand considering their personal preferences.
--- Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning
in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
--- Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
--- Knowledge of AORN and SGNA standards and best practices
--- Knowledge of sterile field and sterilization guidelines
--- Positions and completes procedures such as Foley, prepping, IV
insertion, catheters, etc.
--- Assists in gowning and draping
--- Anticipates needs for the use of surgical equipment and
--- Monitors room and personnel for adherence to aseptic
--- Safely moves and transports patients
--- Assists anesthesia during induction and emergence
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious
May have periods of constant interruptions
Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal
precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and
learn the policies concerning infection control.
Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Use of latex products
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as
described in departmental policies and procedures.
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
And much more
Benefits offerings vary according to employment status
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
All (United States of America)
Inpatient Surgery - St. Elizabeth
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or
protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on
the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the
affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health -
Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg,
Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and
Equal Opportunity Employer, please email . If you are an individual
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