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Registered Nurse First Assist CV/CT Service Line Jefferson Highway

Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future today!This job carries out functions that assist the surgeon in performing surgery with optimal results for the patient, practices under the direct supervision of the surgeon, and functions in either a circulator or scrub role. Provides for the delivery of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process. Directs and assists licensed and ancillary team members with assigned responsibilities; collaborates with multidisciplinary team and coordinates delivery of plan of care.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.EducationRequired - Registered Nurse diplomaPreferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in NursingWork ExperienceRequired - 5 years Operating Room experienceCertificationsRequired - Current RN License in the state of practiceBasic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart AssociationPreferred - Certification in perioperative nursing (CNOR). Successful completion of an RNFA program.Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)* Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.* Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard* Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.* Knowledge, skills and judgment necessary to assist the surgeon.* Ability to adapt to change in a positive and constructive manner.Job Duties* Performs direct and indirect patient care duties.* Exhibits competencies in the care of and services provided to patients/customers in specific relation to their age and developmental stage with supervision of the staff nurse.* Communicates with Surgeon on any special needs.* Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!Ochsner Health System endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Service Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.EEO is the Law links in English or Spanish.Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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