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Committed to nursing excellence, St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport is a twice-designated Magnet hospital. With more than 3,200 employees, it includes a 473-bed teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility and special needs services for adults and children. Now part of Hartford HealthCare, it is the fastest growing hospital in the state providing more advanced surgical procedures and expanding access to care. A large provider group, comprised of the region’s foremost experts, provides convenient patient access from Stamford to Milford and nearly everywhere in between. Founded in 1903, St. Vincent’s remains steadfast in its mission to provide compassionate, personalized care to the community.
Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
Promote safe care for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures through evidence based practices as the RN Circulator.
Provides support to the surgical team for maintaining a high level of sterility.
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.
Reviews charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure
Adhere to all relevant health and safety standards
Communicate with patients, teammates, and physicians to ensure continuity of care
Assess patients prior to surgery (e.g. NPO status) and alleviate their concerns
Prepare the operating room for surgery (supplies, implants, instruments, equipment)
Check equipment & troubleshoot as needed
Assume responsibility of keeping the operating room sterilized
Position and prepare patient on operating table
Monitor patient’s vital signs to detect anomalies
Adhere to safety standards and precautions
Pass medical instruments or other objects to the surgeon during operation when scrubbed
Current 2 years’ experience as Operating Room Nurse (scrub is a plus, not required)
Excellent knowledge of aseptic and sterile techniques
Solid understanding of patient safety and precautions
In-depth knowledge of surgical operation procedures
Critical thinker and problem solver
Excellent organizational and time management skills
A great team player with excellent communication skills
Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association
(AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
Associate degree required, BSN preferred
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