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Registered Nurse - Surgery - Days - Full Time - Plainview, TX

Job Description:
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The
RN independently uses the nursing process to safely, therapeutically and
efficiently care for a group of patients.
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Uses
information from a variety of sources to assess, plan, implement, identify
outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of care.
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Perioperative
nurses must have the ability to interact well with all kinds of people in
difficult situations.
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Emotional
stability and a caring and empathetic attitude are key
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Make
critical decisions based on available information about the patient
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Coordinate
the patient's health care
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Collaborate
with physicians and other health care professionals
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Determine
when consultation is required
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Perioperative
nursing also makes significant demands on physical strength and stamina, for
instance, in positioning patients and transporting equipment needed for
surgery, and sometimes standing for long periods of time during operations.
Your potential employer will also look for leadership skills, problem-solving
abilities, collaborative strengths, communications skills, ability to be a
self-starter, comfort with frequent public contact, and knowledge and
proficiency with computers.
Operating Room Specific Job Duties:
The role of the
operating room (OR) nurse or perioperative nurse is to provide care for patients
before, during and after surgery or surgical procedures.
Circulating OR
nurses work within the operating suite but outside of the sterile field; scrub
OR nurses handle and prepare operating instruments and equipment within the
sterile field.
Operating room
nurses or perioperative nurses work in every type of healthcare facility,
including hospitals, ambulatory or outpatient surgery centers and physician
offices.
Roles include:
Scrub nurse:
who selects and handles instruments and supplies used for the operation
Circulating
nurse: who manages the overall nursing care in the operating room and helps
maintain a safe, comfortable environment
RN first
assistant: who delivers direct surgical care by assisting the surgeon in
controlling bleeding, providing wound exposure, and suturing during the actual
procedure
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Education:
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Candidates
must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in
the state of Texas
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BSN
required or BSN must be completed within five years
License /
Certification:
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Current
licensure in Texas or an approved compact state as a Registered Nurse or proof
of application for licensure
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Certified
in BLS
Experience:
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At
least one year of RN experience preferred
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Shift:
8 hour Day Shift0630 - 1500Full Time
Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children?s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.


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