Normal Business hours
The Surgery Director oversees all activities related to patients receiving outpatient care. The position requires familiarity with sterile processing, OR regulatory requirements and the ability to network with purchasing for assuring adequate OR supplies at all times.
Must be able to work well with physicians and their staff for coordinating the scheduling, pre-operative teaching and post-operative follow up of all patients receiving surgery or procedures.
Supervises the work of OR scrub technicians, directs and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and education of staff. Maintains and improves own nursing knowledge and participates in continuing education related to OR specialty. Participates in safety and quality control and monitors and maintains environmental compliance.
Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the State of Texas
Current BLS and ACLS
One to three years previous experience in peri-operative nursing as scrub and/or circulating nurse.
Good communication skills
Previous experience with sterile processing desirable
Competency with IV conscious sedation and recovery
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual finger dexterity and eye coordination. Requires sitting, standing and walking.
May involve exposure to unpleasant working conditions, compliments and complaints. Elements may involve some contact with potential exposure to a variety of elements which may be harmful.
Nights 7PM to 7AM
The ER Nurse is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nurse process,
The ER Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients serves on his/her assigned shift. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.
Certification in clinical specialty preferred.
At least one-year Medical/Surgical experience preferred.
Current BCLS required.
Current Texas license by the State Board of nursing.
Current ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC preferred.
Licensed Vocational Nurses, and other ancillary staff.
Work requires the physical demands of standing, bending, lifting, stooping, bending, lifting, stooping or performing other work requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on an occasional basis (up to 15% of time) and frequent walking: or moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds) on a intermittent basis (not a routine part of job).
Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens.
Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues.
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases.
Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids, and wastes.
Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards.
Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment.
May be exposed to bio-hazardous, radioactive substances.
Exposed to odorous chemical and specimens.
Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals.
May be exposed to toxic chemicals.
Exposed to explosive chemical, gases, and low level radiation.
Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
Subject to burns and cuts.
Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment.
Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances.
May be exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness).
Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness).
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
Handles emergency or crisis situations.
May perform emergency care.
Exposed to hazards of steam and heat.
Exposed to heat, wetness, odors, in kitchen and/or patient areas.
Subject to many interruptions
Subject to long irregular hours
Fast paces environment
Subject to work in confined spaces
REQUIRED PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Lab coat or apron
Non-sterile medical gloves
Sterile Medical gloves
Work involves intermittent to occasional exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements
May involve some contact with potentially hazardous or harmful elements in providing administrative or support services