RN Open Heart - 40 hrs/wk.
Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center

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Job Description

The primary purpose of your job description is to assess, plan, direct, administer, teach, and evaluate nursing care; to ensure quality and efficiency according to established policies and procedures, and especially the performance of job-related technical skills.


Duty 1: Assumes an active role in keeping informed regarding changes in policies, surgical procedures and equipment.

Duty 2: Supports the implementation of clinical changes and evidence based practices.

Duty 3: Tailors nursing care to meet the age specific and developmentally appropriate patient care.

Duty 4: Demonstrates knowledge of care standards that reflect professional and The Joint Commission guidelines for care and recognizes personal accountability for the guidelines

Duty 5: Functions as a team member and works collaboratively and interdependently in the circulator and scrub nurse roles.

Duty 6: Demonstrates appropriate isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with universal precautions to maintain a clean and safe work environment.

Duty 7: Demonstrates knowledge in correct use of all forms and documentation utilized in the day to day operations of the department.

Duty 8: Maintains an awareness and demonstrates an understanding of the surgical patient's need for comfort, positioning, safety and follows through to provide needed services.

Duty 9: Demonstrates cost effective awareness and practices efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and equipment.

Duty 10: Assures patient's rights to confidentiality of care and treatment.


  • Current RN licensure in the State of Ohio
  • BLS and ACLS Certified
  • Knowledge of instruments and medically related equipment for surgical procedures
  • Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. 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 status. Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures.
  • Special Care experience
  • Experience in surgery, minor surgery, endoscopy or emergency room nursing preferred

This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent activities in walking, sitting, lifting, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting and standing. The associate will be required to lift 50 pounds or more. This position requires individuals to lift work above the Shoulder. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. Individual must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks.

This position is classified "at risk" for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)


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