Surgery Scrub Nurse PRN

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

Job Description

Surgery Scrub Nurse PRN

February 16, 2016

Graduate of an accredited nursing school. Current RN license in the State of Iowa. Current BLS, with ACLS and PALS preferred within 1 year of hire and current Mandatory Reporter Training. One to two years of acute care experience required with one to two years of prior surgery experience preferred. The Surgical Services RN is responsible for the planning, executing, directing and evaluating direct and indirect nursing care given to the surgical patient. This care includes the pre-operative phase, intra-operative phase and post-operative phase of patient care. Documentation of all necessary times, events, medications used, patient changes, etc. Checks rooms, material and equipment for proper handling and ensures a clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety, fire, explosive hazards and aseptic/sterile technique. Rotating on-call for emergencies. Performs daily safety and biological tests daily. Perform monthly cleaning duties and crash cart checks. Ensures that all equipment and instruments are processed and sterile based on checking for intact packaging and checking the indicator strips prior to placing on the back table and prior to patient entering room. Perform central sterile duties such as: washing instruments, packing trays, using all equipment to clean, process and sterilize instruments and equipment. Ensure all supplies and instruments needed are ready available for full surgery schedule.

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