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Reid Health RN in Richmond, Indiana

A “Registered Nurse” is a person who holds a valid Indiana license, and who bears primary responsibility and accountability for nursing practices based on specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill derived from the principles of biological, physical, and behavioral sciences.

  • Assess patient/family ability to comprehend instruction and pre-procedure teaching.

  • Provide a quiet, safe environment.

  • Allay fear and anxiety of patient and family.

  • Continually assess patient according to systematic approach and notify the anesthesiologist (if applicable) or surgeon of any pertinent changes.

  • Identify the patient with cardiac and/or respiratory difficulty or arrest and initiate resuscitative measures including CPR as required.

  • Prepare set-up, materials and equipment for cases as needed and assists doctors in all types of procedures as required.

  • Assure all equipment is functioning before use.

  • Note NPO status, allergies, abnormalities, injuries and previous surgery.

  • Identify presence of internal and external prosthesis/implants.

  • Assist in the transportation, positioning and pre-procedure preparation of patients.

  • Review and verify mandatory and pertinent information pre-operatively. Ex) Procedure Consent, Pre-Procedure Checklist, History and Physical, Pre-Operative lab results and any other pertinent information as necessary.

  • Assist anesthesia department in induction of anesthesia (as applicable).

  • Assist in positioning the patient on the cart with attention to protecting pressure points and appendages.

  • Transports the patient to PACU and provides report of the patient’s past medical history, presence of allergies, procedure performed and any other pertinent information.

  • Maintain traffic in the GI Procedure Room.

  • Maintain inventory control of supplies and medications, including appropriate records and documentation.

Education Required: ASN or BSN required for position.

Licensure/Certifications: Licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Indiana. Must be BLS, ACLS, PALS certified after initial training.

40 hours weekly. Day shift. 7:00a - 3:30p. Monday - Friday. Call rotation required.

Requisition ID: 2020-6763

Street: 1100 Reid Pkwy