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Pre-Op Nurse

Company: River Oaks Hospital & Clinics
Location: Arlington
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Pre-Opp Nurse-5K Sign-On BonusResponsible for the overall flow of patients into the operating room suite and for the accurate verification of all preoperative requirements for patients. Begins intravenous lines, gives meds, and seeks any and all preoperative nursing interventions that may be necessary for the timely and safe provision of the surgical procedure. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards.
Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verifies patient with arm band, chart.
  • Verifies operative procedures, site, surgeon, and completeness of consent form.
  • Verifies patient allergies and NPO status.
  • Performs check of the current history and physical, lab results, the execution of preoperative orders and results of ordered diagnostic tests.
  • Verifies completion of all ordered pre-operative tests and treatments. Communicates status to OR nurse and physicians.
  • Communicates in a timely manner any abnormal test result to Anesthesiologist and/or manager.
  • Communicates any other pertinent patient information to OR team.
  • Seeks direction or additional physician orders that may be indicated by abnormal preoperative tests.
  • Provides venous access for fluid and medication administration as ordered by anesthesiologist.
  • Actively seeks any other indicated consults or physician documentation required for admittance to the operating room.
  • Administers medications as ordered immediately preoperative. Knows the rationale for and the effects of medications and treatments and correctly administer the same.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the process to report adverse drug reactions.
  • Documents patient readiness and all nursing interventions accurately and completely.
    Education, Experience and Certification
    • Current Texas Registered Nurse license
    • BLS, ACLS and PALS required. Current BLS at time of hire; ACLS and PALS at time of hire or within thirty (30) days of hire.
    • Two years of experience in a hospital setting preferred
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Ability to write concise, legible documentation in patient's medical record. Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures. Rhythm recognition, knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations.

Keywords: River Oaks Hospital & Clinics, Arlington , Pre-Op Nurse, Healthcare , Arlington, Texas

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