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UnityPoint Health RN - First Assist, Operating Room in Waterloo, Iowa

RN –First Assist, Operating Room

Allen Hospital - Waterloo

Eligible for $10K Bonus

Full-time: 1.0 Day shifts will rotate between 6am-8:30pm with 1 night of call each week. Every 6th-7th weekend.

The OR is a 9-suite department that performs a variety of surgical cases in the following specialty areas: cardiothoracic, vascular, robotics, orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery, urology, podiatry and plastics. We offer opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth related to the perioperative arena and are very proud of our structured and robust orientation program centered around the Periop 101 program through AORN – The Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses

  • Practices within established RNFA guidelines of AORN, anticipates and plans for step-s in the surgical procedure and responds to emergency situations promptly and appropriately.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

  • Demonstrates an above-average knowledge base of surgical procedure and anatomy/physiology pertinent to it.

  • Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the health care team.

  • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare providers and holds them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

  • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

  • Delivery of continuing education, assessing educational needs and presenting in-service activities as assigned.

  • Responsible for planning and initiating projects related to process improvement, professional growth, leadership and quality improvement within department on an ongoing basis.

  • Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing Completion of RNFA course that meets the criteria established by AORN.

  • 3-5 years of diversified operating room experience

  • Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa.

  • Current CNOR certification.

  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

  • Multicultural sensitivity.

  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

  • Customer/patient focused.

  • ritical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Requisition ID: 2021-94141

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: Operating Rooms-Surgery- Logan

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: FT: 1.0 Rotating shifts within 6a-8:30p with call and weekend rotation

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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