HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) Same Day Surgery PRN in Bowling Green, Kentucky



POSITION SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act. The RN OR Staff Nurse performs the primary function of assessing, planning, and evaluating the perioperative care of all assigned patients. The PeriOperative nurse is knowledgeable about aseptic technique, patient safety, legal aspects of nursing and the management of nursing activities associated with the specific surgical procedures being performed. Identifies cultural differences and incorporates into patient care. Utilizes translation services when indicated. The RN promotes teamwork with surgery personnel, surgeons, anesthesia department personnel and personnel from other departments, Cares for Neonate/Infant (0-12 months) Pediatrics (1 – 17 years) Adults (18 – 79 years) Elderly (80 years).

The Staff RN supports the hospital’s mission, values, and visions.

The tasks and responsibilities include:

· Provides a safe environment for patient, visitor and employees through identifying/correcting/reporting health and safety hazards. · Assesses, plans and evaluates the nursing care needs of the patient before, during and after a surgical procedure. · Provides nursing care to the patient undergoing surgical procedures. · Provides comfort and support for pre-operative patients. · Carries out physician orders. · Administers prescribed medications, applies dressings, and monitors vital signs. · Assists physician during procedures. · Maintains aseptic techniques and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique. · Coordinates the operating room with respect to sterility, cleanliness, availability of functioning equipment and supplies. · Anticipates needs of the surgical team · Ensures the proper handling of specimens. · Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care. · Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. · Provides age and culturally appropriate care. · Orients and mentors new staff members. · Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


· Current licensure as an RN. · Current Kentucky RN Nursing License · ACLS Certification Preferred · PALS Certification Preferred · CNOR Preferred · BLS certification · New employees have up to 90 days from date of hire to obtain the American Heart Association BLS for healthcare providers. · Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. · Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. · Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. · Minimum one-year experience as perioperative nurse preferred · Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs.

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Same Day Surgery PRN

Location: Kentucky-Bowling Green-Greenview Regional Hospital

Requisition ID: 00037-53538