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POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for the general well being of the patient during the peri-operative period, acts as the patient’s advocate and works as a member of the surgical team, is knowledgeable in the areas of aseptic technique, infection control, emergency procedures, and general operating room procedures. Works with highly technical, ever-changing equipment.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.) 1. Colorado RN license in good standing 2. BLS certification required within conditional period. 3. Member of professional organization and CNOR preferred
Knowledge, Skill and Ability 1. Clinical competency with routine surgical skills in circulating with scrubbing preferred 2. Demonstrates assessment and response to changes in the patient’s condition (basic understanding and integration of patient care and practice) 3. Communicates clearly on all aspects of documentation 4. Must be flexible to rotate shifts and adjust hours as needed 5. Able to assess, treat and/or care for patients of all ages 6. Demonstrates knowledge of preparation, maintenance, cleaning and usage of equipment 7. Prepares specimens and lab forms for laboratory analysis
Experience Minimum of one year OR circulating experience and scrub experience preferred
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED 1. Standard medical/hospital equipment including: a. Cardiac monitoring b. Airway equipment c. Non-Invasive and invasive monitoring devices d. CPM machine e. Arthrombic pumps f. IV pumps g. Hospital beds h. Wheelchairs and carts i. Positioning aids j. Telephone k. Intercom systems l. Computers, etc. 2. Refer to OR skills checklist for further service-specific equipment
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES 1. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed). 2. Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, paraceytic acid, laser and plumes (laser and cautery). 3. Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc. 4. While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit. 5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity and reaching. 6. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch. 7. May have to work for more hours than scheduled on a day of call duty.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES Directs activities of volunteers, OR assistants, secretaries, surgical technologists, students and in assigned OR suite
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Develops and implements a teaching plan based on identified patient and family needs. 2. Continues to expand knowledge base through clinical practice and self-directed learning, identifying own strengths and weaknesses. 3. Sets priorities utilizing effective time management when delivering patient care with completion of responsibility. 4. May be required to perform point of care testing. May be a point of care trainer. 5. Provides constructive input to problem solving in both patient and unit situations. 6. Consults with and/or advises appropriate personnel of situations requiring follow-up or attention. 7. Provides cost effective quality care. 8. Responsible for monitoring specific supplies and equipment in service. 9. Function as preceptor for students and/or orients with direction. 10. Assists with data collection for QA/research activities. 11. Flexibility to rotate shifts and adjust hours as needed. Is scheduled for emergency call on nights, weekends and holidays (per diem —department specific). Mandatory overtime. 12. Demonstrates clinical competency with routing surgical skills including scrubbing and circulating. 13. Demonstrates assessment and response to changes in the patient’s condition. (Basic understanding and integration of patient care and practice.) Evaluates interventions and alters patients needs. 14. Actively seeks the participation of members of the health care team, the patient, and the patient’s family to assure continuity of care. 15. Communicates clearly on all aspects of documentation. 16. Able to assess, treat and/or care for patients of all ages. 17. Demonstrates knowledge of preparation, maintenance, cleaning and usage of equipment 18. Prepares specimens and lab forms for laboratory analysis. 19. Involves self with activities that improve the department or hospital. 20. Works within a budget to ensure the service or department has the equipment and products necessary to carry out its’ responsibilities. 21. Arranges or provides for educational opportunities to ensure competency levels of the employees under their management. 22. Works with involved or impacted departments when planning, initiating or evaluating products/systems that affect other areas. 23. It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department.
About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace
Internal Number: 21948
About Boulder Community Health
The culture at Boulder Community Health (BCH) fosters a family-like atmosphere. We strive to maintain an environment with high employee satisfaction where employees feel respected and supported and teamwork is prized. The Jackson Organization, a Maryland-based national research firm, named BCH to its "honor roll" of hospitals that have overall outstanding patient satisfaction scores. This achievement is a tribute to our employees' efforts to provide the best possible care.