MD EyeCare Services Corporate

OR Nurse, PT/PRN-ASC

Job Locations US-IL-Calumet City
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/19/2021 4:46 PM)
Job ID
2021-6142
# of Openings
1
Category
Midwest Eye Center SC
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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We are interviewing for a skilled RN for our Part Time or PRN OR Circulator Position

 

At Midwest Eye Center, our staff consists of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians with services ranging from basic eye exams to the most sophisticated testing and complicated surgical treatment of eye diseases. Our medical staff holds teaching and research positions at local universities and our facilities are state of the art and offer cutting edge technologies for our patients. We have our own surgery and laser center dedicated to eye surgeries only. We perform a wide range of eye surgeries like no patch, no shot, no stitch cataract surgery; laser surgeries for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy; as well as delicate retina and vitreous surgeries.

 

Midwest Eye Center (an ASC) performs surgeries that do not require hospital admission. Procedures are performed in a fully equipped operating room and recovery is under the care of highly skilled nurses. Surgeries performed include procedures related to ophthalmology. We are seeking a skilled Registered Nurse OR Circulator with previous, verifiable experience in eye procedures, such as cataracts, retina, cornea and glaucoma. This position will supervise and direct care in a single operating room.   

 

In order to comply with the recent Illinois executive order mandating all healthcare workers to be vaccinated, we will now only consider candidates who can verify prior to hire that they either have been fully vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus or have started the vaccine process by having their initial dose before starting in their new position and are committed to completing that process within 30 days of starting work. Exemptions for medical and religious concerns will be considered.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Operating Room RN must have a basic understanding of preoperative/postoperative equipment and policies related to: patient care monitor, patient jurney, glucometer, pregnancy testing devices, medical gases, AED, and defibrillator.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of electronic medical record. Recognition of the need for narrative recording of unusual perioperative events, such as cancellation of procedure by anesthesia provider or medical emergencies
  • Ability to provide accurate preoperative instructions to patients 
  • Ability to provide customized discharge education and follow-up phone call to patients
  • Ability to utilize general nursing foundation to formulate a patient specific plan related to pre-existing conditions, act as the patient’s advocate, and relay information (report) to others during patient “hand off”
  • Ability to apply Perioperative & Ophthalmic Nursing Principles to the care of the patient, especially as they relate to perioperative policies/instructions; and postoperative care of vision impaired, sedated patients who have received ophthalmic anesthetic blocks
  • Administer medications safely, adhering to Safe Injection Practices and their implications. Awareness of the impact of patient allergies on eye drop orders. Adherence to Controlled Substance Policies & Procedures 
  • Participate in Medication Outdate Checks
  • Participate in Supply Inventory Maintenance
  • Adherence to Infection Control Policies & Procedures
  • Familiarity with Medical Emergency Preparedness Policies & Procedures

Qualifications

 

  • Registered Nurse licensed to practice nursing in the State of Illinois
  • BLS a must
  • ACLS a must
  • Greater than 3 years of experience as a RN, preferably with at least 1 year of experience occurring in a perioperative setting, or other specialty where sterile procedures are performed
  • Familiar with the basic nursing performance standards
  • Basic understanding of operating room equipment including, but not limited to: microscope, phacoemulsification machine, Electrosurgical unit, surgeon headlamp, LASERs, medical gases, patient gurney, and patient care monitor
  • Recognition of the need for narrative recording of unusual operating room events
  • Ability to assess patients’ needs: physical, educational, emotional, spiritual, and age appropriate

In Turn We Will Provide:

  • Benefits to full time team members that include. comprehensive medical, dental and optical coverage, 401K and short and long term disability
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Paid holidays and generous paid time off
  • Paid parking
  • Team oriented working environment where you are heard and respected
  • Clear career ladder opportunities

 

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