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Operating Room Nurse - Experienced

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Additional Information About the Role

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, OR nurses find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a nursing career. The Operating Room at BJH is separated into five Pods that each align with different surgical specialties: Pod 1: Pelvic specialties: gynecology, urology, colorectal, and general surgery Pod 2: Trauma, trauma services (wound treatment), reconstructive surgery for ortho (hip/knee replacement, orthoscopic knee and shoulder) and plastics repair Pod 3: Cardiac, transplant, vascular, hepatobiliary Pod 4: Ophthalmology, Ortho, ENT, MIS, Plastics, and General Oncology Pod 5: Ortho, Spine, Neuro, and bigger ENT cases (example teeth extractions) If you have 2+ years of experience as an Operating Room Nurse - we want to talk to you! BJC can offer you an opportunity to expand your nursing skills by placing you shoulder-to-shoulder with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists; exposing you to unique and complex cases; and providing access to the latest technology, resources, and treatments available. Additionally, we offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Robust benefit package ( here )
  • Tuition assistance for on-going education
  • Tuition repayment assistance plan
  • Retirement planning through 401k and pension plans
  • Relocation assistanceWe want to get you connected to our hiring teams as quickly as possible. Apply today!

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perioperative Services team members find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.
    Preferred Qualifications

    Role Purpose Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within guidelines for standards of nursing care to inpatients and outpatients in the perioperative environment established by AORN. Responsibilities
  • Educates patients and their families about the communication process during the procedure, what to expect, and any support resources, as appropriate. Serves as liaison between physician and the patient and family.
  • Demonstrates competence and independent practice in roles of scrubbing and/or circulating for all HSO-defined surgical services.
  • Uses established safety techniques in preparing for and assisting with surgical procedures; provides and sets up necessary instruments, supplies and equipment for different types of surgeries or procedures according to established safety requirements and preferences of physician.
  • Keeps patients safe from adverse events associated with surgery/procedure, including but not limited to: infection, burns, pressure ulcers, wrong site surgery, etc. Has knowledge of wound stage classifications. Observes patient during procedure to detect possible complications and/or breaks in sterile technique; furnishes emergency equipment and supplies to prevent adverse outcomes. Preserves and labels operative specimens for analysis.
  • Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance.? Participates in professional development and life long learning. May participate in orientation and preceptorship of new staff, as needed. Minimum Requirements Education
  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's Experience
  • 2-5 years Licenses & Certifications
  • RN Preferred Requirements Education
  • Bachelor's Degree - Nursing Licenses & Certifications
  • Cert Nurse OR (CNOR)
  • Mastery Test Out
  • Periop 101
    Benefits and Legal Statement

    BJC Total Rewards At BJC we're committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
    • Disability insurance paid for by BJC
    • Pension Plan /403(b) Plan funded by BJC
    • 401(k) plan with BJC match
    • Tuition Assistance available on first day
    • BJC Institute for Learning and Development
    • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
    • Adoption assistance To learn more, go to Not all benefits apply to all jobs The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Operating Room Nurse - Experienced, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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