The staff nurse is a Registered Professional Nurse who, under the immediate supervision of the Charge Nurse, is responsible for the safety of the patient while in the preoperative and recovery and assists with the supervision of nonprofessional personnel in the area. By assessment of the individual patient and procedure, he/she anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides such services while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment.
Education:Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Evidence of continuing education in the field of surgical suite nursing.
Licensing and/or Certifications: This individual must be currently licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Georgia and must be familiar with the basic nursing performance standards as outlined in the Georgia Nurse Practice Act. Certification in CPR, ACLS required. Completion of a basic arrhythmia interpretation course is desired
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Lengthy periods of standing. Move gurneys, carts, equipment. Assist with the positioning of surgical patients for surgery. Carry and lift instrument sets (trays) and various items of equipment. Exposure to anesthetic gases, hazardous chemicals, blood and body fluids, sharps, and hospital-grade cleaning solutions. For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.