PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The primary purpose of your job description is to assess, plan, direct, administer, teach, and evaluate nursing care; to ensure quality and efficiency according to established policies and procedures, and especially the performance of job-related technical skills.
Duty 1: Assumes an active role in keeping informed regarding changes in policies, surgical procedures and equipment.
Duty 2: Supports the implementation of clinical changes and evidence based practices.
Duty 3: Tailors nursing care to meet the age specific and developmentally appropriate patient care.
Duty 4: Demonstrates knowledge of care standards that reflect professional and The Joint Commission guidelines for care and recognizes personal accountability for the guidelines
Duty 5: Functions as a team member and works collaboratively and interdependently in the circulator and scrub nurse roles.
Duty 6: Demonstrates appropriate isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with universal precautions to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Duty 7: Demonstrates knowledge in correct use of all forms and documentation utilized in the day to day operations of the department.
Duty 8: Maintains an awareness and demonstrates an understanding of the surgical patient's need for comfort, positioning, safety and follows through to provide needed services.
Duty 9: Demonstrates cost effective awareness and practices efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and equipment.
Duty 10: Assures patient's rights to confidentiality of care and treatment.