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Lompoc Valley Medical Center Circulator Registered Nurse - Surgery in Lompoc, California

Position Summary:

  • This position reports to the Surgical Services Director.

  • Plans, coordinates and implements patient care for primarily Surgical and GI patients.

  • Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice.

  • Remains flexible to changing systems.

  • Supports other nursing areas within the Surgery department by floating when needed after appropriate orientation.

  • Treats patients, families, visitors, peers and physicians with consideration and respect.

  • Works well under stress and with tight deadlines.

  • Communicates concerns appropriately using the established chain of command.

District Responsibility

  • Supports the District mission, vision and values statements.

  • Demonstrate respect, professionalism and courtesy to all patients, visitors, other providers and coworkers, as delineated in the LVMC "Commitment to Care".

  • Consistently uses C-I-CARE principles when communicating with others.

  • Maintains all principles of confidentiality according to District policy and as required by State and Federal agencies.

  • Follows guidelines and practices identified in the Employee Handbook.

  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities within the unit and within the Nursing Department.

  • Completes hospital-wide skills competencies annually.

  • Complies with annual PPD testing.

  • Maintains responsibility for own professional development.

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the care of patients in the Operating Room, GI LAB, OPS and the Pre-op area after appropriate orientation to each area.

  • Demonstrates knowledge to assess and maintain a sterile field and ensures surgical integrity.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of specific surgical procedures performed, including supplies, and instrumentation.

  • Maintains ability to perform competencies within each area as assigned and completes renewal of competencies annually.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

  • Is able to interpret data about the patient's status to identify each patient's age specific needs and to provide the care needed appropriate to the patient's age group.

  • Demonstrates the ability to function as a team member within the unit and the department.

Essential Functions:

  • The ability to perform all aspects of RN's job duties in Surgical Services Department, which includes standing or walking for prolonged periods of time, bending, gripping, grasping, stooping, kneeling, pushing and pulling.

  • The ability to keyboard and use word processing programs.

  • Maintains nursing license following the Scope of Practice for Registered Nursing and any certifications required for Surgical Services Department.

  • Maintains nursing license following the Scope of Practice for Registered Nursing and any certifications required for this position.

  • Demonstrates the ability to have positive personal interactions with staff, patients, visitors and physicians.

  • Accepts appropriate supervision.

Position Qualifications:

  • Education: Current California license as an RN.

  • Experience: Previous experience with the care of patients in all areas with demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Certifications: ACLS, PALS, BLS required from the American Heart Association.

  • Skills/Ability: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer skills preferred. Exhibits the ability to organize work assignments and follow through with accuracy. Exercises good judgment, demonstrates initiative, emotional stability, tact and poise.

  • LVMC reserves the right to modify the minimum requirements depending on the needs of the organization.