RN (Per Diem) Job - Colton, CA

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Job Title:            RN, Circulator  
 
Location:            Colton, CA
 
Position Type:    Per Diem
 
FLSA Type:         Non-Exempt
 
Work Shift:         Day 
 
Essential Skills & Abilities 
  • Demonstrates the ability to follow SBESC policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form.
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle variations of daily routine.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate information in one-on-one and small group situations to surgeons, employees of the organization, and patients.
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate computer programs, web clock, copier, fax, telephone, and calculator.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear. 
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. 
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and push patients in wheelchair to vehicle.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. 
Responsibilities 
  • Review patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances.  Inform anesthesia of abnormal findings.
  • Observe screen of cardiac monitor and listen for alarm to identify abnormal variation in heart rhythm, oxygenation saturation, and blood pressure.  Report abnormalities to anesthesia.
  • Inform surgeon or anesthesia of variances to initiate examination of patient.
  • Perform basic cardiac life support as necessary.
  • Answer calls for assistance from patients and inquiries concerning patients from medical staff.
  • Place equipment and supplies in operating room and arrange instruments according to instructions.  Able to assist surgical technician to open supplies on to back table, maintaining sterile conditions.
  • Assist team members to place and position patient on table, making sure to adequately pad all pressure points.
  • Aid surgical team to don gown and gloves.
  • Maintain supply of fluids for use during operation.
  • Assist technicians with washing and sterilizing equipment when necessary.
  • Keep operating room flow consistent, and maintain clean and sterile environment.
  • Verify intraocular lens with scrub tech and physician prior to opening onto sterile field.
  • Prepare surgical site maintaining sterile conditions.
  • Initiate and perform TIME OUT before the start of each case with surgeon, anesthesia, and scrub tech. 
  • Complete operating room record with all pertinent information relating to the operative procedure documented completely and accurately.
  • Keep all OR logs up to date.
  • Monitor for expired medications.
  • Monitor stock levels and restock accordingly.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new hires. Ensure that all surgery/clinic charts and patient information is protected and there is no breach of confidentiality according to HIPAA guidelines.
Education, Training and Experience
  • Current California RN license and one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic cardiac life support (BCLS) certification required. 
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