Your Role: Our Registered Nurses in Perioperative Services, are circulating nurses. The OR Nurse is an important part of the surgical team in our highly-technical, cutting edge environment. In addition to preparing the operating room, the registered nurse checks the stock of supplies and instruments. Problem-solving is a regular duty of a circulating nurse. Equipment must be checked and double-checked. If something is missing or not in working order, the circulating nurse finds a solution. As a patient advocate, the circulating nurse interacts with the patient before surgery and serves as a patient protector during surgery. Assessing the patient right before surgery is critical to making sure that all required prep was completed. Serving as a patient advocate and safety monitor, the circulating nurse observes the surgery and ensures that no aspect of patient care is missed. They also study data and respond quickly if any concerns arise. Our circulating nurses are highly-skilled and provide exceptional, high-quality care. $15,000 Signing Bonus for Nurses (For BSN and ADN Nurses) Relocation Assistance Provided
Department/Unit Summary: The Vanderbilt Adult Medicine Perioperative Services Group consists of 61 Adult Operating Rooms including:
- Trauma/Renal/ Hepatobiliary
- Otolaryngology/Head and Neck
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- Day and Night Shift available. Multiple shift hours available based on specialty and volume.
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
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Job requires graduate of an approved nursing program and 1 year of Operating Room Circulating Nursing experience or the equivalent.
Registered Nurse (RN) licensure
"Heavy Work" category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device.Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
• Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
• Occasional: Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
• Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
• Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
• Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
• Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
• Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
• Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
• Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
• Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
• Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
• Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
• Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.
• Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
• Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
• Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
• Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
• Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
• Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
• Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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