Department: Cardiac Operating Room Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits Shift: 8/10 hour Day shifts M-F with rotating call evenings/nights, weekends and holidays
Job Overview The Operating Room Nurse provides direct patient care in a surgical setting in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice with the policies, values, and mission of the organization. Monitors and manages the patient and operative environment during surgery to maintain a safe environment, optimize outcomes and maximize available resources. Responsibilities Population Specific Care a.) Neonate - b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yr c.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrs d.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrs e.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrs f.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrs g.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs
Essential Functions An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. (These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform) Family-Centered Care: Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs. Delivers patient and family centered care incorporating the nursing process while providing developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care. Actively anticipates changes in patient outcomes/ unit needs in the provision of care. Care is guided by the Professional Practice Model throughout the continuum of care. Communicate and advocate patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part of implementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment of patient/family learning needs to the interdisciplinary team. Initiates and anticipates individualized care and education for patients/families across the continuum using an interdisciplinary approach Teamwork & Collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
Applies communication practices that minimize risks across transitions of care. Presents own perspective and supporting evidence in patient care and team discussions. Collaborates with team members in shared decision making. Evidence Based Practice: Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.
Identifies key concepts of research and evidence based practice. Participates in structuring the work environment to facilitate integration of new evidence into standards of practice. Recognizes and communicates the need for revision of hospital and departmental policies procedures, practice guidelines, and/or measures for clinical practice evaluation. Recognizes the standard of care provided by the applicable professional organization and /or association. Quality Improvement: Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
Utilizes outcome data at the patient level to make care decisions. Participates in the quality improvement activities and uses quality measures to understand individual and unit performance. Safety: Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
Utilizes and discusses policy, procedures, and guidelines to support practice. Communicates observations or concerns related to unsafe situations that pose a risk to patients, families or the health care team. Informatics: Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
Recognizes and applies information and technology of patient and unit outcomes to facilitate communication, clinical decision making, error prevention, and care coordination. Navigates and documents in the EMR to support patient care. Leadership: Agents of change within the organization, involved in committees, professional development and supports organizational goals, as well as, active participants in the community. Nurses support organizational goals, advance the nursing profession, and enhance professional development by extending their influence to professional and community groups.
Works within scope of practice and delegates according to Nurse Practice Act. Participates in shared governance activities. Seeks opportunities to participate in professional development activities such as: 1. continuing education activities,
2. a nursing or professional health organization
3. certification in clinical specialty
4. community service and/or grass roots advocacy 5. Participates in education by precepting and the education of orientees, peers and students and acting as a clinical resource.
Qualifications Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Experience: One year perioperative nursing experience and successful completion of a perioperative course Equivalency: None Certification(s): BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon hire. Licensure(s): Current State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
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About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.