RN Operating Room

Posted Date: 2/11/2021

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Surgery
Employment Type: PRN

Job Description

SUMMARY Coordinates and participates in providing perioperative nursing care to clients of all age groups. Assists with orientation and supervision of personnel. Consults with and keeps supervisor informed of unit activity. Serves as a resource person to staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Addresses the psychosocial, physical, and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment.

Communicates with surgeon and anesthesia continuously and as needed about patient condition.

Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases, and ensures all appropriate needs of the surgical operating team are met.

Monitors, positions, and assists patient during procedure.

Directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic techniques and procedures.

Directs and assists in accounting for all sponges, sharps and instruments when appropriate.

Participates in the maintenance, handling, location and care of surgical equipment and instrumentation.

Responsible for circulating or scrubbing and maintaining accurate and complete records. Able to assist in draping, room preparation, and cleaning after procedures.

in accurate disposition of specimens.

Participates in Performance Improvement and educational activities.

in cleaning, packaging and sterilization of instruments and equipment.

Participates in providing postoperative nursing care.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.


Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduate from a school of nursing.


Graduate of an accredited school for professional nursing.

Licensed and currently registered as a professional nurse in the State of Iowa.

Minimum of one year experience in Med/Surg and/or ICU.

ACLS and PALS certification within twelve months of employment.

TNCC certification within twelve months of employment. Exception: A Surgery RN who’s primary assignment does not require them to take call or respond to Trauma Reds such as Endoscopy RN or software support.

Must have previous OR/SDS/PACU experience.

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If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.