RN - OR Muhlenberg

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Our people make Lehigh Valley Health Network a great place to work. Join us in applying for our OR RN position in the Operating Room department.
Be part of inspiring passion. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the deep connection we have with our patients and with each other is undeniable. In fact, we rely upon each other's strengths and passion to deliver exceptional patient satisfaction and high quality service each and every day.
Lehigh Valley Hospital has ranked among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" for 20 consecutive years. LVHN is also a Magnet? Hospital, recognized four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for attracting and retaining the best professional nurses. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital received an "A" grade in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score, the highest grade in patient safety. These three recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology.
Job Description: The Registered Nurse in the circulating role directs and manages the care of designated operative patients. The circulating RN will perform an ongoing patient assessment, create and maintain a safe environment, and implement and enforce all policies and procedures. The RN utilizes effective and appropriate communication styles to coordinate nursing care with other health care team members for each patient. The scrub role can be assumed by a Registered Nurse educated in the scrub role whose actions are based on the nursing process. The RN has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly vigil for maintenance of the sterile field. The RN has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. The RN handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. At no time should the RN perform duties which may have the potential to sever, puncture, manipulate or alter tissue in any way.
Minimum Requirements: Two years operating room experience or completion of LVHN perioperative internship program. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Successful completion of role orientation and ongoing in-service and continuing education programs. Demonstrates effective communication skills. Demonstrates initiative and is able to function independently as well as interdependently. Demonstrates the ability to initiate, accept and adapt to change. Demonstrates time management and organizational skills. Accepts and recognizes differences among people.
Preferred Qualifications:
Licensure and Certifications: CNOR - Perioperative Nursing
Influenza vaccination is required for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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