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Registered Nurse, Working Supervisor
Category: Education
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Job code: lhw-e0-90668642

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University of South Alabama

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Registered Nurse, Working Supervisor
Registered Nurse, Working Supervisor


Operating Room CW, AL

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Regular Full-time


USA Children's & Women's Hospital

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About Us

The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.

In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.

The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions

Utilizes the Nursing process to: assess the patient, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes, implement and evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; provides direct patient care according to unit specific competencies; performs therapeutic procedures and assists with diagnostic procedures required for the care of the patient; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; performs basic life support and management of arrest situations; starts IVs; performs activities of daily living; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; states the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to certain procedures; utilizes proper body mechanics when: moving, positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety, moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; participates in patient/family teaching and documents; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Clinical Information System; manages peri-operative patient utilizing principals of aseptic practice and initiates corrective action when breaks occur; uses technically advanced equipment; participates in evaluation of new products; maintains appropriate supplies for procedural needs; provides appropriate care to specimens and cultures as directed by set Policies and Procedures; performs scrub and circulating duties; establishes and maintains sterile field; maintains unit specific quality control logs; inspects sterile items for contamination/outdates before opening; accompanies patient to PACU and provides appropriate handoff communication; monitors and maintains peri-operative environment (i.e. temperature, traffic, aseptic technique); performs sponge and sharp counts and initiates corrective actions when counts are incorrect; communicates/documents results of counts according to facility policy; monitors labeling of medications on the sterile field and responsible for accurate mixing/dosing; participates in all unit based activities in regards to NPSGS to include: Thromboembolytic Prevention, Pre-op antibiotic administration 1 hours prior to incision, Beta Blocker administration prior to surgery, Universal Protocol, and labeling medications on sterile field; actively demonstrates an understanding of patient safety in daily practice in regards to: fall prevention, positioning, transfers, surgical site ID, electrosurgical safety, laser safety, fire in the OR, and signs and systems of malignant hyperpyrexia; pulls cases utilizing the surgeon preference card; ensures all supplies required for assigned case are available and in date when case is pulled; ensures case is appropriately set up prior to transfer of the patient to the room; actively participates in unit based educational activities (i.e. role playing or return demonstration); utilizes down time between cases effectively to support unit cleanliness, appropriate stock levels, and extra duty assignments; completes vendor notification forms for implant tracking; actively participates in unit based recycle/reprocessing activities; reviews medical record requirements on the chart and reviews prior to transfer of the patient to the OR: pre-op order, H & P with updated signature, consults, labs, consent, and Medicaid tubal/hysterectomy consents signed as appropriate; identifies, organizes and directs activities to utilize resources, personnel, and materials to meet the needs of the patient and nursing staff; communicates with the Nurse Manager and Nurse Administrator, on an ongoing basis regarding: changes in unit status, patient related issues, staffing issues, Quality Management issues, and other events as they evolve; acts as first line problem resolution with other departments and any patient complaints; assists with shift duty assignments or serves a staff nurse as needed; verifies emergency equipment is functional; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, meeting the minimum standards set by the state of Alabama, licensure with the state of Alabama as a registered nurse and one year of professional nursing experience

Working Days and Hours

Monday - Friday, with call as needed

6:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m

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