at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job Posting:Nov 25, 2023, 9:29:17 PMClosing Date:Dec 10, 2023, 5:59:00 AMFull-time
Collective Bargaining Unit:NNOC NursesPosting Salary:$33.126 - $45.142 HOURLY
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems
PLEASE BE ADVISED that this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.
JOB SUMMARY: NNOC MEMBERS ONLY
Location: System Float Pool-Operating Room
Rotating Shifts (8 hour Shifts): Rotating Shift
Starting salary is commensurate with years of RN experience
The Float Pool Clinical Nurse is specially trained to practice nursing during the Perioperative period. The dimensions of practice range from preoperative assessment to intra operative intervention to postoperative evaluation. It is practice designed to meet a patient's needs through the nursing process, ensuring continuity of care during the surgical experience. The Float Pool Clinical Nurse will receive a daily notification of the assigned facility location to support the continuity of care throughout Cook County Health (CCH).
Receives notification from Staffing Office to obtain daily assigned facility location.
Responsible for floating throughout the hospital and/or multiple facilities to provide nursing care in the following primary areas Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Step-down, Critical Care, Emergency Department, PACU, Ambulatory Procedures, Maternal Child, Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care or any other area for which you have competency.
Day of Surgery
Checks the following day's assignments so as to be prepared in anatomy, the surgeon's preference, and sequence of procedure. If special instrumentation or prosthetics are requested, ensure they have arrived and familiar with usage
Demonstrates clinical competencies (circulating and scrub roles) in provision of patient care consistent with the Perioperative Nurse competencies and best practices in Perioperative Nursing care.
Attends report at scheduled time
Damp dusts operating room surfaces
Checks supplies against preference cards, obtaining any missing items
Ensures that required blood products are readily available in the Blood Bank
Opens sterile supplies with scrub nurse/ O.R. Technician
Performs initial baseline counts according to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital (JSH) Policy and Procedures
Checks spotlights, connects suctions, and electrical equipment
Greets patients in Pre-Op area and receives hand-off communication from Pre-Op nurse; refers the Pre-Op admission policy; assures patients are in operating room fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled start of surgery
Checks patient documentation preoperatively to ensure that chart is complete with: all appropriate consents signed, proper patient identification and verified with Pre-Op during hand off; Labs/X-ray, etc. (refers to policy)
Assesses the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient; provides physical and emotional support, as needed; explains routines and procedures to patients, as needed
Assists patients in moving to the O.R. table; requests assistance if necessary for moving and/or positioning; secures safety belt
Keeps noise level to a minimum
Assures surgeon and assistant (if applicable) are present in the operating room before anesthesia begins; remains next to the patient during anesthesia induction; assists anesthesiologist, as needed
Performs pre-induction and pre-incision time out, checks with surgical team and anesthesia staff
Assesses patient skin integrity on arrival to and prior to transfer from O.R.
Assists in positioning of the patient
Properly places grounding pad; refer to Electrosurgical Policy
Performs skin prep per departmental policy
Assists in gowning surgeons, assistants, etc.
Connects suction and electrosurgical unit
Pours medications on back table: ensures labels on all solutions and medications are to be checked by both scrub and circulating personnel; ensures expiration date is reviewed by both the scrub and circulating personnel; ensures Anesthesiologist is notified whenever Xylocaine, Cocaine, Neosynephrine, or other similar drugs are on the field
Maintains an ongoing assessment of supplies needed on the surgical field vs. supplies in the room
Ensures instrument, needle, and sponge counts are performed in the event of permanent relief of either the scrub person or the circulating nurse
Contacts Holding area to call for the next scheduled case prior to closure of case in progress
Notifies Control Desk if room is running late and may delay... For full info follow application link.
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