Registered Nurse - Surgery

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Registered Nurse - Surgery (Oakdale) - Per Diem

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

Reporting to the Nurse Manager, this position is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and providing high quality individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process.

  1. Demonstrates ability to circulate in the Operating Room.
  1. Demonstrates surgical aseptic technique.
  1. Demonstrates awareness of how to maintain sterile field (surgical conscious).
  1. Demonstrates ability in care of surgical patient positioning and safety.
  1. Fulfills mandatory on-call requirements of the surgical department.
  1. Float to GI Lab, ATC, and PACU with required orientation and training as needed.
  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
Graduate of a RN School of Nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing
Minimum Experience/Skills:
Minimum of one (1) year hands on experience in operating and recovery rooms required
One year experience in acute care experience preferred
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Computer literacy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Current California RN License    
Current AHA BLS
Current ACLS
Current PALS
Physical Demands:
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to move quickly
Frequent reach, twist, push and pull
Heavy lifting (50 lbs. and over) 50% of the time
Moderate lifting (25-49 lbs.) 25% of the time
Light lifting (under 25 lbs.) 25% of the time
Must be able to move heavy patients up to 350 lbs. at times in bed and transfer from bed to gurney or wheelchair
Heavy carrying (50 lbs. and over) 25% of the time
Moderate carrying (25-49 lbs.) 35% of the time
Light carrying (under 25 lbs.) 45% of the time
Must assist with ambulation and orthostatic vital signs
Vision Requirements:
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases  
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Able to work in spite of frequent interruptions
High exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens, rare exposure to toxic substances such as
radiation, nuclear isotopes, chemotherapeutic agent