The area of responsibility of the Perioperative RN includes the Pre-Operative Area, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, the Operating Suite and the Surgical Consult Clinic. Staff within Perioperative Services is cross-trained as indicated to at least one other area other than their primary assignment. Major duties include but are not limited to: Covers on-call duties as assigned. Perioperative care of patients undergoing procedures including and not limited to eye, ear, nose and throat; orthopedic hand surgery and major total joint replacement; minimally invasive and open abdominal and urologic procedures; vascular dialysis access and other vascular procedures and epidural injections for pain control. Participates with Surgery Service to implement new procedures as surgeons become available. Rehearses new procedures are with the entire surgical team and validating competency prior to the surgery being performed on a patient. Learns new procedures and cross-covering in the areas as noted above to ensure the delivery of safe and efficient patient care. Collaborates with surgeons, anesthetists, inpatient and outpatient staff to facilitate patient care across the continuum of care. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday though Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. May include on call hours outside regular tour of duty. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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