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: LPN or RN graduate of an accredited school. ACLS and BLS certification required. If not ACLS certified when hired, will obtain within three months of hire. This position requires involvement in preparation of State and AAAHC Surveys.
Licensing and/or Certifications:
Active Georgia RN or LPN Nursing License
American Heart Association's Certification - BLS Certified
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.