Job Details

RN Operating Room

Job Number: 528492
Categories: Nursing
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Graduate of NLN approved nursing program and one year experience is required. **Current Texas (or BNE Compact State) license and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA)**

Job Duties

Assesses and documents physiological, psychlogical sociocultural, and spiritual health status of patient on admission utilizing age- age specific concerns for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Performs ongoing assessment of patient's physiological health status during intraoperative phase. Communicates relevant health status data to other team members and departments. departments. 
Interprets health status data to anticipate patient's family, and physician's needs and expectations.  Develops appropriate plan of care for patient.  Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing intraoperative nursing care.    
Identifies and implements appropriate intraoperative nursing interventions based on health status data.  Completes accurate and timely documentation of these interventions.  Confers with all members of health care team in collaborative fashion, sharing information and observations of patient and/or patient's family in manner that contributes to optimal patient care.  
Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to evaluation.  Documents interventions and modifications to plan of care in accurate and timely manner.  Prioritizes intraoperative nursing interventions per patient's health status data, physician, and planned procedures as applicable.   
Adheres to appropriate hospital policies, procedures,and standards of nursing practice while delivering intraoperative nursing care.     
Provides appropriate and timely patient education to patient and/or patient's family.  Completes accurate and timely documentation of education provided.  Demonstrates effective communication with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.    
Supervises, directs, and coordinates patient care assignments of other members of healthcare team.  Delegates duties within legal parameters.     
Prepares for procedures as appropriate by obtaining supplies and equipment in timely manner.      
Serves as technical subject matter person, resource person, and/or preceptor to nursing staff. Completes written clinical performance performance evaluation form in timely manner.     
Handles and operates instruments, supplies, and equipment and performs safe nursing care in manner that is cost effective without compromising quality of care.     
Solves minor problem issues of counts and errors, patient care, relationships, equipment, supplies, and environment prior to management intervention.  Provides and supports efforts to develop and maintain team environment.    
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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