Ascension Health Staff Nurse Surgery/St Vincent's Medical Center/FT,Evenings, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Additional Job Information
Title: Staff Nurse Surgery
City, State: Bridgeport,CT
Location: St Vincent's Medical Center
Department: Surgery 001
Additional Job Details: FT,Evenings, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s Health Services (SVHS) is a mission-driven organization committed to serving the poor and underserved. SVHS is a leading Connecticut healthcare system at the forefront in patient safety and quality, with a focus on creating holistic, compassionate environments. SVHS, a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and largest non-profit healthcare system, offers regional centers of excellence in cardiology, surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, diagnostics, women’s and family services, behavioral health, senior health and an array of specialized services all in a comfortable, patient-centered environment. SVHS comprises St. Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Vincent’s College, St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation. It has received a Leapfrog “A” Safety Score two consecutive years, Magnet recognition and is a US News & World “Best Hospital” overall and in 6 specialties for 2013-2014.
The Staff Nurse Surgery, delivers professional nursing care in the operative setting to patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures.
Performs scrub functions including the selection and handling of instruments and supplies used during procedure.
Performs circulating functions including monitoring, recording and communicating patient condition and managing overall nursing care of patient before, during and after procedure.
Directly assists operating physician with surgical tasks including hemostasis, suturing and wound exposure as well as patient positioning.
Prepares operating rooms and surgical instruments and equipment for use.
Other Duties as assigned
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess patients and to identify physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and age-related needs in order to provide individualized care to the patient.
Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel consistent with their level of education and expertise in order to meet patients' needs and to maximize staff performance.
Participates in daily interdisciplinary patient rounds. Demonstrates knowledge of patients' condition and is able to provide appropriate input to meet desired outcomes for the appropriate patient population.
Reflects ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (2015), ANA Code of Ethics (2015), and ANA Social Policy Statement (2015).
Develops, implements and revises individualized plans of care.
Participates in activities for professional growth and development outside of patient care.
Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
One or more of the following:
Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
Education and Work Experience:
Associate Degree in Nursing Required, BSN Preferred and One year Medical-Surgical experience preferred preferred. A minimum of one year Operating Room experience preferred
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