Job Description

Job Title: RN - SWAT, Operating Room (System Nursing Resources)
Job ID: 740796
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility:
Department: PAG00 Sys Nur Res Ops SWAT
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Are you the type of person that like a regular change of scenery? Do you have operating room experience, and you are looking for variety? We are hiring a SWAT RN that will float to different hospitals and assist in the operating rooms. 

This position offers a competitive wage, and a generous benefits package!

Apply today to learn more!

Purpose:

The SWAT OR nurse has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of OR nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The SWAT OR nurse, in collaboration with other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes. The SWAT OR Nurse will be utilized to fill shifts in all OR areas of high need. SWAT OR nurses must be willing to work at all UPMC facilities and accept regular rotational assignments as determined by a SWAT team supervisor. The SWAT OR nurse will not be required to be on call, otherwise chosen by the participant and approved by the Unit Director and SWAT team supervisor. Off shift coverage may be required in facilities that have extended need for shift coverage.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the preparation, care for, and disposal of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and helps apply dressings.
  • Assist the surgical team with putting on sterile gowns and gloves.
  • Assume responsibility for complex assignments and views problems as challenges.
  • Collaborate with physician and care team to ensure quality patient care.
  • Communicate patient's condition to physician and other key members of the health care team.
  • Comply with established medication use policies.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities, including but not limited to responding to call lights and telephone, passing meal trays and patient transports.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental activities to expedite care.
  • Count sponges, needles, supplies and instruments according to policy
  • Document in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Ensure clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic technique.
  • Establish appropriate, assertive and professional communication strategies.
  • Function independently with one day orientation, unless otherwise specified. Maintain critical thinking skills, analytical and problem solving abilities as related to various aspects of patient care.Cultivate professional relationships and communication in the clinical environment.
  • Identify and communicates learning needs to appropriate manager.
  • Maintain critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of nursing.
  • Maintain standards of nursing care and utilizes standards as a guide for practice.
  • Maintenance or Biomedical Engineering.
  • Must be able to function in two specialty areas of OR nursing. Communicate educational needs when necessary. Maintain contact availability for schedule changes when needed. Must be flexible in scheduling to the requirements of the unit assigned.
  • Perform work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Preparation of operating room prior to operational services by preparing the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. Assemble both sterile and non-sterile equipment. Adjust and check equipment to ensure functionality.
  • Prepare patients for surgery by wash, shave, and ensure aseptic incision sites.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
  • Provide basic psychosocial support and counseling.
  • Report and record all changes observed in condition or behavior of patients.
  • Respond to emergent situations and initiates appropriate actions.
  • Seek out appropriate nursing, physician or other health care team intervention.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Strengthen interdisciplinary relationships with members of the health care team.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Utilize nursing process in managing the care of patients including assessment, interdisciplinary planning, implementation, evaluation of patient care, teaching and discharge planning.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competence in operating room professional nursing practice. 
  • Minimum of 3 years operating room nursing experience required. 
  • Must be able to circulate independently in general surgery, GYN surgery, Orthopedic, and urology surgery cases. 
  • Must be able to pass all UPMC required testing for Registered Nurses. 
  • SWAT Nurses must agree to be available to work 72 hours in a bi-weekly pay period and will follow the scheduling requirements of the operating room department assigned. 
  • The ability to scrub in any specialty is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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