OR Registered Nurse Circulator (RN)

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38135 Market Square

Job Description

OR Circulator RN

Department:               ASC- Zephyrhills

Job Summary:            Provides nursing care to patients during procedures.

Reports to:                 Nurse Manager

Position Level:           8D

Shift:                           Varies- Typically 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

No weekends, no holidays, and No call schedule.



Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Pre-ops first patient of the day
  • Initiates documented procedure verification process
  • Identifies patient with 2 identifiers, verbally and compared to armband and medical record
  • Verifies consent
  • Obtains pregnancy waiver signature or performs urine pregnancy test when indicated
  • Obtains thorough medical history and assesses patient
  • Notifies physician / anesthesia of any medical conditions with potential for adverse outcome
  • Obtains / verifies comprehensive medication list
  • Verifies allergies
  • Initiates intravenous line
  • Provides patient education
  • Circulates cases
  • Ensures time-out process is conducted
  • Ensures monitoring appropriate to level of sedation, anesthesia or local anesthetic
  • Performs timely assessment and intervention
  • Labels and records specimens; completes requisition forms
  • Offers support to anesthesia provider, as needed
  • Provides conscious sedation upon physician order
  • Provides thorough post-procedure report to PACU nurse
  • Documents all assessments and care provided in the medical record
  • Ensures all entries are legible, timely and concise
  • Authenticates all entries
  • Conducts patient post-procedure phone calls
  • Follows up on pertinent patient information received
  • Notifies physician as appropriate
  • Performs 12 Lead EKG upon physician order
  • Follows universal precautions
  • Completes occurrence reports when indicated within shift of occurrence
  • Retrieves and reviews documents from Pentax dictation system, Intergy and Intergy iEHR, as necessary
  • Notes and follows through with physician orders
  • Manages medication administration according to physician order
  • Verification of “5 Rights”
  • Administers and documents
  • Monitors for adverse reactions
  • Accounts for narcotics
  • Participates in monthly patient recalls
  • Helps maintain supply and medication inventory, reviews expiration dates and participates in reordering process
  • Adheres to all FMC and unit policies and procedures
  • Is cross trained to all specialties and nursing roles within the department
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and CQI teams
  • Maintains unit training requirements
  • Annual Risk Management Education
  • Annual OSHA training
  • Competencies, as required
  • BLS and ACLS


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Pre-ops, recovers and discharges patients according to assignment and as requested.
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.


Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Normal physical ability; able to sit and stand for long periods
  • Normal concentration and normal complexity of decision making
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Above average ability to manage multiple asks simultaneously


Occupational Exposure:

  • High risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens and chemical hazards.


Job Qualifications:

  • Current active Florida RN license
  • ACLS and BLS completion within probationary period and retraining requirements maintained
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Minimum of one year of circulating experience preferred


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