RN-First Assist
SSM Health Care St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Health and Safety
15 days ago


Job Info


It's more than a career, it's a calling.
MO-SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis

Worker Type:
PRN

Job Summary:
Provides direct assistance to surgeons before, during and after surgical procedures.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Positions patient to give best exposure for surgical procedure, using stabilizing equipment when necessary, while maximizing patient comfort and safety.
  • Implements physicians orders to provide visualization of the operative site using appropriate method, including manipulation of tissue and materials, retraction, sponging, suctioning and irrigation.
  • Utilizes appropriate technique to achieve temporary and permanent hemostasis.
  • Assists with body plane closure, application of wound dressings and securing of drainage systems.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
  • As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model. Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE
  • Two years' registered nurse experience in an advanced surgical specialty

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Licenses / Certifications:

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) - Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), FUTURE - Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) within 6 months - Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), Registered Nurse (RN) - State of Work Location or Compact Multi-State License

Work Shift:
PRN / Per Diem Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:

Employee

Department:
44030128 Surgery

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
0

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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