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Pre-Op Registered Nurse

Pre-Op Registered Nurse

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Position Type 
Full Time
Rec Clg - Ambulatory Surg
US-AR-Fort Smith

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We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


Responsibilities and Qualifications


 Responsible and accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care for the pre-operative patient and to efficiently prepare the surgical patient for the intra-operative procedure. Responsible to assure all nursing documentation, laboratory testing, EKG's and H&P"s are complete and in date. Works closely with all staff, anesthesiologist and surgeons provide continuity of care. Prepares each patient in a timely manner, following all hospital policies, procedures and standards of care. Assures that proper communication is given to the appropriate surgical team member for special patient needs. Maintains competent nursing skills to ensure safe quality patient care. The RN assures that the philosophy, mission, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of Fort Smith Mercy Medical and Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center are followed. Is sensitive to the needs of patients, families and fellow co-workers; plans and provides professional nursing care for patients in accordance with age specific needs, plans and provides professional nursing care for patients in accordance with any identified cultural diversity needs (such as religions, lifestyles, beliefs, physical capabilities, and cultures); plans and provides professional nursing care for patients by assuring appropriate and effective pain management; and supports the mission of Mercy. Co-workers are expected to abide by safety and infection control policies to maintain a safe environment for patients and co-workers. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards




Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:



  • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing school.
    Licensure: RN licensure in the State of Arkansas
    Experience: 1 years hospital or medical-surgical experience preferred
    Certifications: CPR
    Preferred Education:
    Preferred Licensure:
    Preferred Experience: 2 years hospital medical-surgical experience
    Preferred Certifications: ACLS
    Preferred Other:



We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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