Mercy Health

  • RN I/II, Operating Room

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Operating Room Complex
    US-OK-Oklahoma City
  • Overview

    We’re a Little Different


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


    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. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.


    Position Qualifications:


    Education: Successful completion of accredited RN program
    Licensure: Must have current RN licensure in the State of Oklahoma.
    Certifications: Current BLS, ACLS


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. 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.


    RN Incentives


    • Up to $20k loan repayment for recent RN graduates
    • Tuition Reimbursement up to $2,000 for continuing education
    • Up to 80 hours of PTO (frontload) available after department orientation
    • Shift differential $3.25 evenings/$4.00 nights/$4.00 weekends
    • Annual certification pay - primary and secondary
    • Health/Dental/Vision available after 1 day
    • Healthcare discount up to $400/year and Wellness program – earn up to $400/year
    • Paid parental leave for new parents
    • 401k with employer match
    • Free Mercy Nurse On-Call, Free basic life insurance, Free AD&D coverage
    • Short term disability benefits
    • Referral Bonus Opportunity
    • Clinical Ladder - a career development plan providing a structure that increases nurse involvement and collaboration.



    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. 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.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Assesses, plans and organizes for the individualized intraoperative care of the patient.
    1.1 The pre-op assessment is completed and fully documented in the nursing record.
    1.2 Patients problems and needs based on the data obtained in the pre-op assessment are identified and documented.
    1.3 Plans and prepares for the care of the patient according to diagnosis, procedure, needs of the patient, and the physicians preferences, using Preference Card, prior to scheduled procedure time.
    1.4 A written plan of care is developed based on identified patient problems and needs.
    1.5 All equipment is checked for proper functioning before each use as evidenced by lack of problems.
    1.6 Supervise personnel team actions to promote readiness and timeliness for surgical procedures.

    Implements nursing care assuring patients dignity and safety.
    2.1 There is documentation that the care given is in accordance with the written plan and complies with patient care standards as defined in department standards of care.
    2.2 Patient safety is provided according to department policy.
    2.3 The patients comfort, dignity, and psychosocial needs are met according to established standards of care.
    2.4 Family concerns are met by notifying them of surgery delays and by periodic reports of progress as evidenced by nursing record documentation.

    Effectiveness of services provided is evaluated.
    3.1 Assess and document the patients response to nursing interventions.
    3.2 Document and verbally communicate patient assessment to appropriate personnel upon transfer to another area.
    3.3 Uses supplies and equipment in an economical manner, using physician preference cards and nursing judgement, without sacrificing the care of the patient according to Mercy philosophy.
    3.4 Patient charges are documented with 95% accuracy rate.
    3.5 The perioperative and surgery nursing records and care maps arecomplete, as verified by Special Projects Coordinator.

    Assists in the care of equipment and supplies to insure availability when needed.
    4.1 Cleans the room and carefully removes equipment, according to infection control procedure, and to insure safety, after procedure is terminated.
    4.2 Assists and knows procedure for cleaning, sterilizing, and storing instruments and equipment, according to procedure to insure availability and safety.
    4.3 Assists with inventory once a year as assigned, and daily by reporting and documenting use of supplies and malfunctioning equipment, upon discovery, to insure availability when needed.

    Department procedures are followed for the protection of patient and staff.
    5.1 Proper OR attire is worn at all times according to written policy.
    5.2 Principles of aseptic technique are adhered to at all times.
    5.3 Staff members follow established procedure for surgical hand scrub.
    5.4 Universal precautions and infection control guidelines are followed.
    5.5 Written procedures for care and handling of surgical specimens shall be followed.

    Maintains and increases standards of performance and education and aids in self and staff development to insure excellence.
    6.1 Attends 75% of department staff meetings; accountability for all others by reading of staff meeting minutes.
    6.2 Assists with orientation of new employees by sharing her/his knowledge and talents.
    6.3 ACLS and CPR is current.
    6.4 Attends and documents 12 hours of continuing education, 10 hours of which must be CEUs related to Perioperative Nursing.
    6.5 Attends mandatory education hours as required by JCAHO standards in addition to the 12 hours of continuing education.

    Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors of specific age groups to include neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
    7.1 Demonstrates knowledge of the changes associated with aging.
    7.2 Demonstrates ability to provide care based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age related factors.
    7.3 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patients needs.

    Meets needs of customers and needs of hospital by flexing hours.
    8.1 Flexes hours early.
    8.2 Stays late when not on call to help with schedule.
    8.3 Responds to requests for help during unscheduled times.
    Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.

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