Provides circulating nurse services in the operating room during surgical or pain management procedures and assists the surgical team as needed in any other capacity, according to established procedures. The staffing of the Center is based on a teamwork concept. Employees may be cross-trained in other clinical areas and may be expected to perform duties other than their normal ones as staffing and patient needs change.
Supervises and directs patient care in the individual operating /pain rooms
Performs all circulating duties with efficiency and speed
Ensure patient's emotional, physical and psychological needs are met
Ensures that proper techniques and practices are used according to accepted standards of practice
Supervises and assists scrub technician as necessary
Ensures care of patient through proper identification, checking of chart, and reporting of changes in condition
Performs scrub duties as necessary Assists in control and maintenance of supplies and equipment
Assists the anesthesiologist/CRNA as necessary
Documents all nursing care delivered in the operating /pain room in the medical record
Performs other nursing duties as assigned
Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy
Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business
Ability to adequately assess, diagnose, plan and implement nursing interventions and evaluate patient condition Compliance with the attendance policy
Compliance with continuing and mandatory education programs
Practices nursing within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act and accepts responsibility and accountability for own actions
Possesses appropriate communication skills to practice collaborative nursing
Ability to respond quickly, physically and mentally when priorities and /or the patient's condition changes
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $69,870 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $41,950.
Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $29,960 in May 2020, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.
The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020.
Here are some occupations within Medical and Nursing:
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners