PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The primary purpose of your job description is to assess, plan, direct, administer, teach, and evaluate nursing care; to ensure quality and efficiency according to established policies and procedures, and especially the performance of job-related technical skills.
Duty 1: Collaborates with the surgeon and surgical team members in providing safe, optimal outcomes for the patient.
Duty 2: Demonstrates intra-operative ability to handle tissue, provide exposure, utilize instrumentation, suture and provide hemostasis.
Duty 3: Maintains sterile field while moving throughout the surgical suite.
Duty 4: Assumes an active role in keeping informed regarding changes in policies, surgical procedures and equipment
Duty 5: Supports the implementation of clinical changes and evidence-based practices.
Duty 6: Tailors nursing care to meet the age specific and developmentally appropriate patient care.
Duty 7: Demonstrates knowledge of care standards that reflect professional and The Joint Commission guidelines for care and recognizes personal accountability for the guidelines.
Duty 8: Demonstrates appropriate isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with universal precautions to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Duty 9: Demonstrates cost effective awareness and practices efficient and appropriate use of supplies and equipment.
Duty 10: Assures patient’s right to confidentiality of care and treatment.
Duty 11: Maintains an awareness and demonstrates an understanding of the surgical patient’s need for comfort, positioning, safety and follows through to provide needed services.
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent activities in sitting, walking, lifting, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting and standing. The associate must be able to lift 50 pounds. The individual must have excellent eye/hand coordination with the ability to grasp, push and pull, finger dexterity and fine manipulation. The associate must be able to reach work above the shoulder, and be able to use foot controls. This position requires corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The associate must have excellent verbal skills to communicate with patients, physicians, and co-workers.
This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)