HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Cardiovascular OR Nurse in Macon, Georgia
The Operating Room has twelve operating suites and one cystoscopy room. It provides surgical services, excluding non-emergency C-sections, on an inpatient, as well as outpatient, basis. Anesthesia is available through Anesthesia Associates of Macon, but local anesthesia procedures are also done. General and CVOR call teams are available during non-staffing hours to provide 24/7 coverage.
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides professional surgical nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process in accordance with the philosophy, goals, and objectives of CMC. Collaborates with other members of the healthcare delivery team, including physicians, to deliver quality healthcare.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process utilizing standards set forth for Nursing Practice by the ANA and AORN.
Participates and cooperates in the unit-based Quality Improvement processes.
Supports, maintains and provides an environment which is supportive of quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel.
Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.
Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patient’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information.
Plans and implements patient care and teaching based on a total assessment and the age of the patient.
Evaluates and documents patient’s response; monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychosocial status; takes appropriate action based on assessment of the patient.
Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
Demonstrates ability to perform CPR.
Takes call for department as needed.
May assume responsibilities of charge nurse when the need arises.
May be subject to unscheduled work days and call back to meet the needs of the unit.
Directly supervises surgical technologists and attendants/transporters.
Accurately records patient charges.
Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
Graduate of an accredited school of Professional Nursing with an Associate Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN.
State of Georgia RN License required
BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider required
Completion of credentialing requirements for unit specific skills within six months of employment – required.
*EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: *
1-3 Years surgical nursing experience preferred * * SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Reads and writes Basic English
Strong communication skills in both oral and written format
Knowledge of universal precautions
Flexibility to intervene on a moment’s notice
Ability to problem-solve and seek assistance from team members when necessary
Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs
Ability to cope with death and dying
Basic computer skills
Job: *Nursing - Professional
Title: Cardiovascular OR Nurse
Location: Georgia-Macon-Coliseum Medical Centers - Macon
Requisition ID: 08158-9665