at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Job Posting:Dec 4, 2023, 9:57:17 PMClosing Date:Dec 19, 2023, 5:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:2:30P.M.Shift End Time:11:00P.M. Collective Bargaining Unit:NNOC NursesNNOC 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 LOCATION: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital SHIFT: 2:30P - 11:00P Starting salary is commensurate with years of RN experience The Operating Room Clinical Nurse I 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. Typical Duties Day of Surgery Performs in scrub or circulating role. 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 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 staff 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 staff ensures expiration date is reviewed by both the scrub and circulating staff; 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 or circulating staff 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 the next scheduled surgery Documents all supplies, implants and medications used during procedure Remains in the operating room at all times unless properly relieved by another Registered Nurse (if case in progress mandates leaving OR to secure additional supplies, notifies scrub staff prior to exiting the room) Prepares tape for dressings, gurney, and suction towards the end of procedure Accurately performs and documents final sponge, needs, and instrument count with scrub staff according to JSH Policy Cleans patient, applies dressings, and connects drains Assists anesthesiologist (i.e., extubation) Completes and documents all nursing interventions performed in the operating room Transfers patient to gurney End of Procedure Cleans and stocks room Ensures all sutures,... For full info follow application link. COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Job Posting: 11501351

Posted On: Dec 04, 2023

Updated On: Dec 22, 2023

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