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Registered Nurse OR Circulator

Townsen Memorial Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted August 7, 2021.

Townsen Memorial is seeking a full-time RN OR Circulator for our surgery center that is located in Houston, TX!

The ideal candidate must have effective listening and critical thinking skills, with decisive judgment, and has the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.

This candidate will be responsible for providing direct patient care in an effective and efficient manner and assume a leadership role with progressive responsibility in safely caring for their patients.

About Townsen Memorial Hospital Townsen Memorial Hospital is a CIHQ-accredited surgical hospital that also has multiple outpatient departments in the Houston metropolitan area.

Our services include inpatient and outpatient surgeries, 24/7 emergency care, diagnostic imaging, and more.

With its state-of-the-art equipment at all facilities and six operating rooms at the hospital, the Townsen Memorial Hospital Group invest in patient-care.

We have a busy and growing practice seeking driven employees to join our team.

Please visit our website for additional information: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Develops and updates plan of care in partnership with patient and family using the nursing process, incorporating the patient priorities and abilities* Follows the nursing processes, modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the patient’s condition* Plans for routine events and anticipates/prevents and manages/elevates emergent situations* Reports near misses as errors promptly and consistently to improve systems and processes to identify trends* Manages usual patient assignments and other area demands* Addresses patient needs during admission to the operating room* Prepares operating room according to requirements of patient/procedure being done* Supervises and direct patent care in a single operating room* Reviews patient medical records/needs to plan care with other health care team members* Maintains patient’s privacy and dignity* Assist with identification and confirmation of operative sight* Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders/directions* Completes patient care responsibilities in a timely manner with accurate documentation* Organizes multiple priorities and anticipates/plans for potential problems* Uses down time efficiently, aware of other team member workloads and offers assistance* Responds to request for assistance from other team members positively* Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in the operating room* Assists in ensuring supplies and equipment are available for use* Perform assessments on patients within appropriate time frames* Acts as clinical resource for staff* Maintains general overview of surgeons and their needs* Maintains a safe environment for staff, patients, physicians and visitors* Monitors staff adherence to protocols and procedures* Monitors efficient room turnover* Maintains continuous communication with schedulers to help solve scheduling problems and/or operating room utilization* Completes or delegates the unit daily check/logs per policy and protocol* Directs, delegates, and oversees work efforts as appropriate to insure the best possible delivery of service* Provides leadership to staff, giving direction and guidance to staff as appropriate KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: * Nursing care for Intra-Operative patients* Operation of vital sign monitors* Assessment skills* A basic understanding of nursing diagnosis* Principles of Standard Precautions* IV Therapy* Basic computer skills* Must be able to perform skills and competencies MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing* Minimum of 5 years experience in Intra-Operative Care (Required)* Ortho/Spine Experience (Preferred)* Registered Nurse in the State of Texas; License must remain active and unencumbered while employed* Current BLS, ACLS and PALS BENEFITS: We are offering a comprehensive benefits package including: * Medical Insurance* Dental Insurance* Vision Insurance* Short and Long Term Disability Insurance* Employee Assistance Program* PTO + Holidays