OR travel RN needed in Saint Louis, Missouri
Company: Cynet Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Shifts: 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Minimum 2 years of experience in Operating Room RN is required.
The RN will utilize the nursing process in perioperative practice
A thorough assessment of the patient's data will include physical,
emotional, developmental, social, intellectual, cultural, and
The assessment will be documented on the patient's record during
the perioperative phase.
The RNFA will organize the patient data and identify Nursing
Diagnosis, and formulate a perioperative nursing care plan in
collaboration with the RN circulator or other perioperative
The RNFA implements and coordinates the implementation of the care
plan by performing nursing interventions and coordinates the
nursing care throughout the patient's entire perioperative
A written plan of care is developed based on identified patient
problems and needs.
The RNFA will continue to contribute to the patient's evaluation
and care through discharge of the patient.
The RNFA will work in collaboration with other RN's in areas where
the RNFA's expertise can contribute to the patient's care planning
Supervises personnel team actions to promote readiness and
timeliness for surgical procedures.
The RNFA is aware of the appearance of various tissues and
structures as they become visible during dissection techniques.
The RNFA can anticipate expected locations of tissue planes,
neurovascular bundles, and visceral structures. Understand the
physiological consequences associated with manipulation or
destruction of normal anatomy.
The RNFA will: 2.1 Have knowledge of anatomy involved.
Demonstrate understanding of important nursing interventions
related to the particular intervention such as positioning, skin
prep, draping, special suture requirements, and special instrument
and equipment needs.
Identify unique first assisting requirements.
Plan for wound closure in collaboration with a surgeon.
Plan for special postoperative needs for the patient.
Determine methods of evaluating patient outcomes and documents.
The RNFA will apply principles of asepsis and infection
The RNFA serves as a resource to other perioperative staff
Proper OR attire is worn at all times according to written policy.
3 2 Staff members follow established procedures for surgical hand
Strictly adheres to principles of aseptic technique..
Understands barriers to microbial transmission.
Monitors for breaks in aseptic technique.
Recognizes normal body defenses and identifies risks and
Keeps current on practices and techniques in the above area by
reading reports, journals, and attendance in advanced educational
Universal precautions and infection control guidelines are
The RNFA has a working knowledge of methods of providing wound
The operative procedure, stage of operation, physical
characteristics of the patient, types of tissue, location of
tissue, anatomy, pathophysiology, and fragility of the tissue are
considered when planning and implementing wound exposure
The RNFA uses manual and retraction instruments appropriately and
The RNFA improves visualization of site with proper and appropriate
suctioning techniques to avoid tissue trauma or aspiration
The RNFA improves visualization with appropriate and proper
Utilizes the following techniques appropriately and properly: 5.1
Manual hemostasis 5.2 Instruments for homeostasis including
hemostasis, clips, and vascular devices.
Chemical agents such as gelatin sponge, collagen sponge, oxidized
cellulose, microfibrillar collagen, and topical bovine
Electrosurgery 5.5 LASER surgery 6.
1 Performs or assists suturing techniques: continuous, interrupted,
subcuticular, simple, purse string, retention, figure-8, staples,
skin closure tapes, knot-tying techniques.
Plans appropriately for suture materials and needle types.
Assists in the care of equipment and supplies to insure
availability when needed
Cleans the room and carefully removes equipment, according to
infection control procedure, and to insure safety, after procedure
Assists and knows procedure for cleaning, sterilizing, and storing
instruments and equipment, according to procedure to insure
availability and safety.
Assist with inventory once a year as assigned, and daily by
reporting and documenting use of supplies and malfunctioning
equipment, upon discovery, to insure availability when needed.
Must have an active MO State Registered Nurse License.
BLS, CNOR, CRNFA
Minimum of two (2) years intraoperative experience
For each surgical intervention within the RNFA experience and
RNFA has advanced knowledge in principles of wound healing, wound
classification system, microbial transmission, and understanding of
microorganisms of surgical importance.
The RNFA has a working knowledge of methods of providing
The RNFA has a working knowledge of wound closure 6
Required for Onboarding
- Core Competency
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