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Registered Nurse - Surgical

Company: Santiam Hospital & Clinics
Location: Stayton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCome join our Surgical Department at Santiam Hospital & Clinics. We are a 5-star rated Hospital and voted 2021s Best of the Mid-Valley for Best Hospital, Best Place to Have a Baby, and Best Local Surgery Center!We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to enhance our healthcare team of innovated leaders.Santiam Hospital & Clinics is an independent, not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care community-based hospital with 13 clinics across 8 specialties settled in the foothills of the Cascades serving many recreational sites as well as agricultural communities. We are an ever growing, progressive, up-to-date healthcare facility that is proud to serve our community and care for our friends and neighbors, ensuring the highest quality of care is delivered.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.

Compensation: $40.15 - $55.15, DOEJob Summary: Full-time, dayshift with call


  • Work in environments where patients receive intense interventions, therapies, and complex cares, and they must offer humane care for their patients
  • Protect 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.Requirements
            • 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 Ethics
            • Adhere 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 skills
            • Must be highly motivated
            • Work well with a team and have the ability to function in a fast-paced environment
            • Current unencumbered RN license in the State of Oregon
            • Current BLS required
            • Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferredBenefits
              • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance with coverage effective on the 1st of the next month following start date.
              • Employee Assistance Program
              • Employee Discounts at the Cafeteria, On-site Pharmacy, Gift Shop, and Medical Care.
              • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & Extended Illness Bank (EIB)
              • Annual PTO Cash-Out Program
              • Hospital Incentive Program
              • Bilingual Pay Differential Program
              • Employee Referral Bonus Program
              • 401(k) Retirement Plan
              • Life Insurance
              • Long Term Disability InsuranceSantiam Hospital & Clinics is a drug-free workplace in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.

Keywords: Santiam Hospital & Clinics, Portland , Registered Nurse - Surgical, Healthcare , Stayton, Oregon

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