RN Circulator/PACU needed in Wyoming

South Lincoln Hospital District
January 4, 2020
Kemmerer, WY
Job Type


Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming, , United States
Job ID: 52596507
Posted: 2020-01-02
Position Title: RN Circulator/PACU needed in Wyoming
Company Name: South Lincoln Hospital District
Sector: Hospital
Entry Level: NO
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 1-2 Years
Required Travel: None

Working Conditions:

A. Is subject to frequent interruptions.

B. Is involved with patients, personnel, visitors, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

C. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel, and visitors.

D. Working beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.

E. Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g. severe weather, evacuation, post disaster, etc.)

F. Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, and other air contaminants.

Desired Education, Certifications and/or Experience

* Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

* Must possess current circulator or PACU experience (within past 2 years).

* Must possess a current Wyoming license as a Registered Nurse.

* Must be certified or able to certify in BLS, PALS, and ACLS.

Responsibilities / Functional Job Description

General: Standards of Behavior

1. Demonstrates a commitment to living the SLHD standards of behavior through exemplifying in action, a commitment to the values of SLHD, namely:

a. Innovation - continually seeking the latest advances in cost effective healthcare and customer service.

b. Compassion - concern for the individual, empathy for the situation, action to provide service

c. Integrity - doing the right thing; always.

d. Community - supporting, giving and acting to improve where we live, serve, and work.

e. Passion for Healthcare - fervently, avidly, and zealously seeking the improvement of human health

2. Displays this commitment to the standards of behavior through actions and words, by demonstrating the following behavior traits:

a. Adaptability - Responding resourcefully to changes in direction, priorities, schedules, approaches and responsibilities for the good of everyone. Maintaining a positive attitude when faced with a difficult or challenging situation and providing an uplifting and realistic outlook on the opportunities the future may present.

b. Communication - Listening attentively and seeking clarification, being friendly in words and actions, responding to others in a timely manner to ensure satisfaction, comfort and quality care. Utilizing AIDET and the promise to explain the experience the patient can expect, and communicate how the patient will receive excellent and timely care.

c. Professional Conduct and Attitude - Keeping personal conversations to an appropriate volume for the area I am working in, treating everyone in a courteous manner - rudeness is never acceptable, addressing conflict with others privately and respectfully and utilizing the appropriate chain of command. Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching, keeping frustration separate from patient care and professional activities, and recognize that patients are not an interruption, they are our reason for being here.

d. Commitment to Team Members/Patients - Assist patients in finding their destinations, walking with them when possible, interacting constructively with team members and supporting a blame free environment, recognizing there is no place for "it's not my job", finding the right person to support a patient or coworker if I am unable to support or help them. I will not spread negativity, being positive starts with me.

e. Personal and Career Development - Demonstrating a curiosity toward learning and practicing self-development. Supporting co-workers by sharing knowledge, expertise and encouragement to help them be successful in their role. Finding ways to improve the quality of my work even when things are going well. Seeking creative solutions to problems and encouraging creativity in others.

f. Sense of Ownership - Admitting and correcting mistakes, taking personal responsibility to help the organization to succeed. Ensuring cleanliness by maintaining a clutter free environment. Refraining from behavior or conversations that undermine the confidence of the community in our facility. Utilizing resources effectively and maintaining financial responsibility.

General: Performance Expectations

1. Responsible - works independently, in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates both problem-solving and problem-prevention skills. Must be able to relay information to appropriate personnel concerning a patient's condition. Attends and participates in continuing education programs. Assists in the orientation of new employees.

2. Sensitive - displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers. Demonstrates good communications skills and empathy. Must have patience, tact, and a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as willingness to handle difficult situations

3. Timely - recognizes time as a patient's most valuable resource and responds promptly to patients' and co-workers' needs. Strong organizational and time management skills. Embraces change and able to handle multiple demands at one time.

4. Accurate - works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.

5. Coordinated - organizes and delivers service in the proper order. Displays good organization skills and utilizes resources wisely. Communicates with medical staff, department personnel and other department staff.

6. Thorough - meets all the requirements of his/her position. Is able to evaluate and follow up on his/her services.

General: Teamwork and Service Expectations

1. Display and encourage sensitivity to needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers.

2. Treat others with consideration, courtesy and respect. Must possess the ability to function in a team environment.

3. Perform duties willingly and with initiative; shares necessary information so co-workers can do the same.

4. Remain composed and takes actions to restore calm in stressful situations.

5. Demonstrate judgment and tact when dealing with others. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, and physicians.

6. Cooperate with other hospital departments and work groups.

7. Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and co-workers; take action to clarify information received from others.

Role Specific: Work role responsibilities

The circulator/PACU Nurse is responsible for the direct and indirect provision of professional nursing care of the patients in the operating room and PACU. The nurse is accountable for ongoing evaluation and documentation of all components of care delivered to patients within the perioperative environment utilizing the nursing process.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Support the mission, vision, and core values of South Lincoln Medical Center.

2. Following and completing assignments as given by the OR Manager or Charge nurse.

3. Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.

4. Gathering supplies and equipment for surgical cases.

5. Preparing surgery suite for surgical procedures and PACU for patient care.

6. Restocking supplies in surgery suite and PACU when procedures have ended for the day.

7. Monitoring of surgery department inventory and notifying appropriate individual(s) when supplies are needed.

8. Circulating for surgical procedures for various surgeons that operate at SLMC. Recover patients in PACU.

9. Operates equipment and performs technical skills according to policies and standards; learns new skills and seeks assistance appropriately.

10. Individualizes patient care according to patient's health status, age level, and surgery/procedure being performed.

11. Looks beyond patients' physical needs in every aspect of practice; includes physical, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, educational, sexual, and age related needs.

12. Synthesizes patient data and implements action plan appropriate to situation (good judgment, critical thinking).

13. Documentation is complete, clear, concise, and according to policy.

14. Collaborates with appropriate disciplines in developing coordinated outcomes and interventions; interacts with team members regarding patient progress.

15. Recognizes situations (patient, staff, visitor, and physician) and significant assessment findings that require verbal or written communication and follow through to the appropriate people.

16. Participates in identifying and developing the performance improvement focus and criteria.

17. Assists in the orientation of new employees.

18. Assumes accountability and responsibility for attendance and timely completion of competencies, mandatory programs, department specific requirement (i.e. ACLS), and department meetings.

19. Purposefully conducts all aspects of job in an ethical manner in support of South Lincoln Medical Center's commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

20. Ensure that the Surgery Department and Operating Rooms are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.

21. Record all information correctly and accurately on patient's chart.

22. Follow established universal precautions in the use of gloves, gowns, and/or masks.

23. Ensure that daily and weekly tasks are completed.

24. Maintain confidentiality according to established policy.

25. Manage personal stress and emotions so as not to interfere in relationships and interactions with others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

South Lincoln Medical Center will provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or intellectual disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


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