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Salary dependent upon experience DEFINITION OF POSITION:The Registered Nurse specializing in perioperative nursing practice performs nursing activities in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of the patient's surgical experience. He/she works to ensure provision of quality care of surgical patients through utilization of the nursing process, established standards of care, policies and procedures. The perioperative nurse acts as the patient advocate and is responsible for the direction and supervision of any personnel assigned to him/her. He/she will be on call for the Surgery Unit on a regular scheduled rotation. The RN is responsible to the Unit Nurse Manager, House Supervisor, or RN Team Leader. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSA. Personal Traits, Qualities, and AptitudesMust be able to: 1. Perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure2. Accept responsibility for the direction, control, planning, of an activity3. Make evaluations and decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria4. Work independently5. Recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality 6. Convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, grief, or trauma7. Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation8. Communicate effectively and therapeutically with people from every socioeconomic background9. Incorporate guest relations in daily activities B. Working ConditionsInside environment, protected from the weather but not necessarily temperature changes. Subject to frequent exposure to infection, contagious disease, and hazardous materials and equipment. Occasionally subject to combative patients. Variable noise levels. Also subject to rapid pace, multiple stimuli, unpredictable environment, and critical situations. C. Physical Demands/TraitsMust be able to: 1. Perceive the nature of sounds by the ear2. Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word3. Perceive characteristics of objects through the eyes4. Extend arms and hands in any direction5. Seize, hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise work with hands6. Pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers7. Perceive such attributes of objects or materials as size, shape, temperature, or texture. Stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Must be able to lift 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Continuous walking and standing. Must be able to identify, match, and distinguish colors. Rare lifting of greater than 100 pounds. QUALIFICATIONS Education:Required: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Evidence of continuing education appropriate for skill level and area of practice.Desired: BSN Experience:Required: Previous RN Circulator experience or Operating Room RN skills classDesired: Scrub experience Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:Current RN license in the State of Oregon; current BLS, ACLS, PALS certification; Certifications specific to areas of clinical specialty preferred. - IV certification Equipment/Tools/Work Aids:Infusion pumps, PCA pumps, and other medical equipment, computer and printer, photocopier, and patient charts. Specialized Knowledge and Skills:Ability to provide care for the patient's age-specific, cultural, physical, and psychosocial well- being.Other: Bilingual and/or English-Spanish speaking preferred. Ability to work with culturally diverse population.

Shift: Days Full Time

Specialty Type: Nursing

Sub Specialties: Operating Room / Circulation & Scrub,Operating Room / Circulate

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