The Operating Room (OR) Registered Nurse (RN) practices in the Operative Care Division (OCD) at the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The OR RN provides professional nursing care to assigned operating room patients throughout the perioperative period and collaborates with surgical team to strategize, implement and evaluate an individualized plan of care for each patient. Patient populations include, but are not limited to: ENT, General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Liver Transplantation, GU, GI, Neurological, Vascular and Orthopedic procedures. Based on education and experience, the incumbent may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor, specialty charge nurse, core coordinator or schedule coordinator, and scrub or circulator. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, as needed per service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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