UnityPoint Health

RN-Surgery

Requisition ID
2022-111305
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Fort Dodge
Address
802 Kenyon Rd
Affiliate
7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr
City
Fort Dodge
Department
Surgery
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday 6:45am-3:15pm, Rotating 1 Call Shift per weeknight; Every 8th Weekend on call
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Registered Nurse - Surgery *$10,000 Sign On Bonus*

FTE: .9 (Full-time, 36 hours per pay period)
Shift: Monday-Friday 6:45am-3:15pm, Rotating 1 Call Shift per weeknight; Every 8th Weekend on call

 

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.  

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 

 

Responsibilities

  • Assesses and monitors total physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of surgical patients from infant through geriatrics.
  • Develops and maintains an individualized, professionally modified plan of care reflective of changing needs/outcomes by evaluating the patient's needs during procedure.
  • Provides nursing care in accordance with nursing standards and the patient's plan of care.
  • Initiates teaching appropriate to patient procedure.
  • Performs circulating scrub duties according to surgery standards.
  • Assists the surgeon with exposure, hemostasis, wound closure and retraction.
  • Maintains aseptic technique.
  • Organizes instruments and supplies on Mayo stand and back table.
  • Demonstrates correct draping technique.
  • Prepares operative site prep per procedure.
  • Positions, supports, and/or restrains patient appropriately.
  • Positions electrosurgical grounding pad.
  • Performs accurate sponge, instrument and sharps count.
  • Identifies and prepares medications to be administered by physician.
  • Applies tourniquet cuffs to extremities.
  • Handles and labels specimens correctly.
  • Documents nursing care consistent with documentation guidelines.
  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.
  • Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of Nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.
  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, standards development and review, hospital/nursing committees and other related activities.
  • Demonstrates positive customer relation skills and follows Trinity Regional Medical Center Standards of Behavior.
  • Demonstrates competent use of computer programs as appropriate.
  • Adheres to all departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Education:                  

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred, Associate Degree
  • Refer to Voluntary BSN Agreement form.
  • Nursing/Certified RNFA Course         

 

Licensure:                  

  • Current RN Licensure in State of Iowa

 

Experience:                

  • None required for RN, prefer 2 years’ surgical (OR) experience for RNFA

 

Skills/Abilities:            

  • Ability to delegate wisely, exercise good judgment, maintain good interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to surgical patients of all ages.  
  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills.  

 

Certification/Course:

  • Basic Life Support refer to Job Description Addendum

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