The Perioperative Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the delivery if individualized nursing care to patients having surgical interventions. Incorporating current clinical knowledge with established nursing practice, he or she performs nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the nursing care delivered to assigned patients. Included within this assignment is the responsibility for ensuring effective communications between the nurse, the patient, other staff, supervision, physicians, anesthesia providers and other hospital departments.
Per the Departments Scope of Practice, this position requires providing quality care in an efficient and safe manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individuals served. (Infant-older adults).
Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. Prepares equipment and assists physician during examinations and treatments. Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors patient vital signs. Observes and maintains records on patient care, condition, reaction, and progress.
One year recent experience in the surgical setting required. 5 years surgical scrub experience required
C. Licenses, Registrations or Certifications:
Current Louisiana RN License
Current BLS Card
ACLS Certification required
Education: Minimum of an Associate's Degree and Registered Nurse license required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.