Staff Nurse, Operating Room
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The Operating Room at Children's Mercy Hospital has an exclusive RN nursing staff allowing RN's versatile roles of circulating, scrubbing and RN First Assisting. We have 18 operating rooms at our downtown Adele Hall campus. As a level-one trauma center, our procedures encompass a wide range of acuities in the following surgical subspecialties: General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedics, Plastic surgery, Urology, GYN, and Dermatology. Patients range in age from neonates to young adults with a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio. The operating room department is complimented by instrument processing specialists, orderlies, and administrative assistants. We also work side by side with attending physicians, fellows, residents, and our anesthesia team to provide extraordinary care for our pediatric surgical patients daily.
Operating Room registered staff nurses manage care for perioperative patients across the continuum. Acting as an advocate, OR nurses continuously promote safe, efficient, family-centered care. We utilize the nursing process to develop and implement a comprehensive, age-appropriate plan of care for surgical patients and families to promote optimal patient outcomes. This position does have a call commitment.
Current employees (RN I, II, III, IV) hired before September 1, 2013, are grandfathered and permitted to continue in the Direct Care Nursing role
Bachelor's degree preferred for all Direct Care Nurses hired after September 1, 2013
Direct Care Nurses hired after September 1, 2013, without a BSN must complete their degree within 5 years of their hire date
1-2 years' experience
Current professional license in MO and KS
BLS and PEARS or PALS certification
Specialty Nursing certification encouraged for all eligible nurses (preferred)
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