Surgical University: OR Training Program for RN's

  • Requisition ID: Surgical University
  • Department: 200203 Surgical University
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Varies
  • Category: Nursing

Surgical Services training program for RNs to become circulating nurses in the OR!

We are a highly specialized and committed group of professionals who work directly with patients and the surgical team (i.e. Surgeons, Anesthesiologist, First Assist, Surgical Technologist, etc.) during operating room procedures. This is a 6-9month training program where nurses will learn about the fundamentals of the Perioperative nurse role. Utilizing the Association of PeriOperative Nurse (AORN) Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and Peri-Op 101 curriculum, the future circulating nurse will learn perioperative nurse principles such as the introduction of the perioperative role, surgical asepsis, patient safety, the foundations of surgery, and foundations of surgical anesthesia. During that time you will learn the concept of the sterile field, responsibilities to patient safety, and understand your responsibilities to the surgical team.

At the completion of the 6 – 9-month training program, the circulating nurse will be prepared to circulate in any of our surgical areas such as our Renown South Meadows Operating Room, Roseview Same Day Surgery, and our Trauma Operating Room.

Experience may be in but not limited to:

  • EMT/Paramedic
  • CCT
  • Vet Tech
  • ER Tech
  • SPD Tech
  • Orderly
  • CNA

*Next Program begins May 2023.

Position Purpose
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, this position provides optimal patient care utilizing knowledge and skills within the context of the nursing process. The incumbent is accountable for individualized patient outcomes over an entire episode of care.
 
The incumbent provides comprehensive nursing services to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including their families/caregivers. 
 
Nature and Scope
This position is challenged to diagnose and treat human responses to health problems. The incumbent must provide optimal patient/resident care through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of adolescent, adult, and geriatric residents and families. Demonstrates the cognitive and psychosocial needs specific to the population to be served and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards.
 
This position requires a scientific knowledge base and ongoing growth and learning. When possible the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation efforts of the Registered Nurse (RN). The RN coordinates care between other professionals as needed.
 
Intensive continuous mental effort is required to provide optimal safe patient care and the same mental effort is required when interacting with internal and external contacts, exercising judgments and making decisions.
 
This position doesprovide patient care.
Disclaimer
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
 
Minimum Qualifications
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Name Description
Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Appropriate education to obtain and maintain Registered Nursing licensure in the State of Nevada.
Experience: None.
License(s): Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.
Certification(s): Current BLS certification by The American Heart Association standards. 
Other Specific Department Required Certificates:

Employees will obtain the extra certifications within six months, unless otherwise specified, of being hired or transferring into the department that requires the additional certificates.

ACLS per The American Heart Association standards Required for Departments: 
200112, 200119, ,200132, 200150, 200151, 200202, 200205, 200208, 200251, 
200253, 200255, 200261, 200265, 200266, 200276, 200323, 200325, 200326, 200340, 200341, 400111, 400125, 400131, 400151, 400201, 400202, 400251, 400253, 400255, 400276, 400326, 400329, 400340, 900256, 200179

NRP Required for Departments: 200206, 200171, 200174, addition to BLS & RN

PALS per The American Heart Association standards Required for Departments: 200179, 200202, 200205, 200341, 400202, 400340 (Pre-Op and PACU RNs only), 400341, 900256, 200178, 200324

ENPC or PALS per The American Heart Association standards Required for Departments: 200326, 400326 within one year of being hired or transferring to the department in addition to ACLS, BLS & RN

TNCC Required for Departments: 200323, 200326 within 18 months of being hired or transferring to the department, Transfer Nurse Advanced Trauma Course (TNATC) will be accepted in lieu of TNCC.

APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Required for Departments: 200324, 200178, 200179 within 24 months of being hired or transferring into the department.

OCN certification preferred:
200113Chemotherapy/Biotherapy training per ASCO standards within 6 months of hire required for department: 200113

RNFA: RN may perform in the capacity of a first assist if he or she is a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, Completion of a RNFA program that includes didactic and supervised clinical practice, is based on AORN's core curriculum for the RNFA 200201, 400201, 200340
Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Benefits

Renown Health exists to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. And it is through your passion that this mission is made real every day. The relationship with employees is the foundation for success as we proceed with our strategic direction. We strive to build upon this solid partnership by offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the diverse needs of employees and their family members.

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    Paid Time Off

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    401(k) Company Match

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