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Surgical Registered Nurse

Santiam Hospital & Clinics
Job Description
To apply, please send your resume to or click on the Apply button at the top and follow the instructions.Santiam Hospital & Clinics is looking for you to join the Santiam Hospital health care team of innovative leaders located in the heart of Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse to join our Surgical Department.Santiam Hospital proudly offers excellent career opportunities, benefits, and support that will allow you to grow in your career and fully enjoy your passions. Compensation: DOE Job Summary: Full-time, dayshift with call Department Description: We have a busy and growing surgery department with a great team to work! Our specialties include Orthopedics/Podiatry, OB/GYN, General surgery, ENT, and Ophthalmology. In the surgery department, we have 7 pre and post beds, 3 large surgical suites and a GI suite with another large surgical suite in the OB department.

Work in environments where patients receive intense interventions, therapies, and complex cares, and they must offer humane care for their patientsProtect patients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal, medical and financial information per HIPAA.Preoperative Unit Duties: Complete appropriate Service documentation, including that related to patient admission.Verify Service patient understanding of pending surgery. Verify patient consent forms, and ensure that such forms are accurately signed, dated, and timed. Verify completion of preoperative testing ordered by Medical Staff.Intraoperative Duties: Continuously ensure optimal patient care provision by all surgery team members. Initiate and ensure surgery team “Time Out” participation immediately prior to procedure commencement and ensure that “Time Out” checklists are completed. Consistently maintain aseptic technique. Thoroughly and accurately document intraoperative care, charges, specimen collection, and misadventures. Complete and document surgery sponge and needle counts and notify surgeons of results of such counts.Anticipate needs of other surgery team members, and assist such members as requested.Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Duties: Ensure continuous Unit readiness for receipt of post-surgery patients. Provide complete patient assessment on Unit admission and immediately prior to Unit discharge. Provide direct and continuous Unit patient care, including airway optimization, immediately report significant patient data or change in patient condition to responsible anesthesia providers. Thoroughly and accurately document Unit care and misadventures. Request appropriate assistance when indicated. Postoperative Unit Duties: Provide patient assessment on Unit admission. Monitor patient vital signs according to Service protocol. Immediately report significant patient data or change in patient condition to responsible surgery providers. Immediately prior to Unit discharge, provide patient assessment and ensure patient wakefulness, oral fluid tolerance, applicable ambulation ability, and pain and nausea levels.Ensure that patient discharge instructions are prepared, given to patient.

Treat clients with compassion, respect, and dignity without regard to age, culture, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, language, mental disability, physical disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.Adequately maintain service area standards. Demonstrate ability to educate others about pertinent patient care issues.Recognize how the service area relates to healthcare generally, and coordinate Service activity with that of other Hospital Services.Promote community health and welfare through education, support, and medical service. Promote the Hospital as the health center of the community and encourage community participation in Hospital activities. Work with public and private agencies to promote patient and community health and welfare.Patient Rights, Responsibilities, and EthicsAdhere to Hospital policy that concerns patient rights. Respect and maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in manner consistent with Hospital policy. Must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent interpersonal skillsMust be highly motivatedWork well with a team and have the ability to function in a fast-paced environmentCurrent unencumbered RN license in the State of OregonCurrent BLS requiredExperience with Electronic Medical Records preferred

Benefits at a Glance: 401(k) Retirement planHealth, dental and vision insurance for staff and familyPTO, holidays and extended medical leave bankHospital Incentive Plan (HIP)Life insuranceLong-term disability InsuranceStaff discountsSantiam Hospital & Clinics is an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.
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