Santa Rosa Medical Center
Location MILTON, FL (Santa Rosa Medical Center)
Department Operating Room
Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Reports to director/manager of unit/department. Requires an associate's degree in nursing. Requires current Florida Registered Nurse license in good standing. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
Adheres to and monitors compliance to AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices.
Avoids needless exposure of the patient’s body, provides cover, warmth, comfort and provides/protects privacy especially during transfers, etc.
Restricts access to the patient care areas to designated authorized personnel only
Maintains confidentiality of patient information within scope of practice.
Responsible for understanding anatomy and physiology with demonstrated ability to monitor and adapt to changing patient dynamics throughout the surgical case.
Understands the basic principals and monitors the proper use and safe operation of surgical equipment.
Accounts for sponges, needles, instruments, and other potential foreign bodies on all cases.
Alerts surgeons and colleagues to potential risks to patients (e.g. positioning, electrical hazards, blood loss etc.