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Registered Nurse (RN) - Operating Room

Company: Valley Regional Medical Center
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.

We value your contributions. Our employee recognition programs encourage our teams to raise the bar. We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse to join our family. Come be a part of the change!

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Valley Regional Medical Center - Brownsville, TX

Registered Nurse (RN) - Operating Room

Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley.

Valley Regional Medical Center is a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services.

What you will do in this role:

The Registered Nurse performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act. Utilizes therapeutic communication in daily practice. Maintains a safe a therapeutic environment. Identifies nursing problems as they relate to the individual needs of the patient. Plans individualized patient care utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Participates in performance improvement activities. Provides care and coordinates participation that fosters the goals of the hospital's mission and vision statement.

When acting in charge nurse role, registered nurses are responsible for day-to-day activities to ensure the delivery of quality patient care in a therapeutic environment. Make staff assignments based on patient need and the skill of the staff. Serve as role models and clinical resource for the staff. Respond in a timely manner to requests for information or follow-up with physician, staff or patient issues.

* Possesses an understanding of aseptic technique and applies the knowledge in assuring maintenance of a sterile field and in assisting in a procedure or prepping a patient for surgery.
* Possesses and demonstrates knowledge of which areas need to be prepped for the different kinds of procedure.
* Assesses the patient prior to surgery and establishes that the patient understands the procedure being done and that a "timeout" be done prior to any procedure with the rest of the perioperative team.
* Maintains patient safety by applying a safety strap to prevent falls and by proper labeling and administering medications in the Operating Room
* Understands the use of electrocautery in the O.R. and maintains patient safety when using this device.
* Possesses and demonstrates knowledge of the different positioning techniques for different procedures and maintaining proper patient body alignment.
* Uses critical thinking skills to prioritize patient care.
* Uses a team approach in maintaining patient care. Effectively communicates with the other members of the perioperative team and other departments involved with the care of the patient.
* Understands the use of radiation and lasers in the Operating Room and applying patient safety protocols when such equipment is in use.
* Uses the nursing process to provide safe and effective care for the patient during the perioperative phase.
* Demonstrates understanding of collecting, documenting, and delivering surgical specimens/cultures in the perioperative environment.

Qualifications

Education:

* Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
* BSN preferred

What qualification you will need:

* Current TX RN licensure
* 1 year experience
* BCLS required
* CNOR preferred

HCA Healthcare ranks on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and HCA ranks 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our recruiters. We are actively interviewing so apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Notice

Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at privacy@hcahealthcare.com

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