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Surgery Recovery Nurse

Company: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Join a team that delivers excellence.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is home to nearly 23,000 colleagues who make up our talented, vibrant and diverse workforce.

Join our team and experience firsthand what it's like to be part of a health care organization that's nationally recognized, forward-thinking and offers plenty of opportunity to do great work.

Imagine a career at one of the nation's most advanced health networks.

Be part of an exceptional health care experience. Join the inspired, passionate team at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a nationally recognized, forward-thinking organization offering plenty of opportunity to do great work.

LVHN has been ranked among the "Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years. We're a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored five times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes in our Lehigh Valley region. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Lehigh Valley Hospital- Hazleton, and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono each received an 'A' grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group in 2020, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day.

Whether you're considering your next career move or your first, you should consider Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Summary
Directs and manages the care of designated operative patients and performs an ongoing patient assessment, creates and maintains a safe environment, and implements and enforces all policies and procedures. Handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Develops a plan of perioperative nursing care based on patient assessment including physical, psychosocial, cultural, growth, and development dimensions.

Job Duties

  • Assists operating physician with surgical tasks such as homeostasis, suturing and wound exposure as well as patient positioning.
  • Contributes to the overall care of the patient before, during and after surgery by using technical and mechanical functions.
  • Performs circulating functions such as monitoring, recording, and communicating patient condition and managing overall nursing care of the patient before, during, and after the procedure.
  • Performs scrub functions such as the selection and handling of instruments and supplies used during procedure.
  • Recognizes the need for and initiates collaboration/communication with physicians, interdisciplinary team members, and takes actions to proactively resolve patient needs.
  • Inspects sterile items for integrity before opening or delivery to the sterile field and verifies the presence and appropriate color change of chemical indicators in all loads.
  • Collects data pertinent to the healthcare consumer's health or the situation and analyzes the assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.
  • Controls environment including temperature, provision of warm blankets, use of warm irrigation fluids, monitoring of the sensory environment, control traffic flow, and adheres to safety and sanitation policies.Minimum Qualifications
    • Specialized Diploma Nursing
    • Less than 1 year Current operating room experience or completion of perioperative internship program.
    • Ability to perform assessments and nursing functions as acquired in the basic nursing preparation program.
    • Ability to plan, review, supervise, and inspect the work of others.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Minimum ability to circulate surgical procedures
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support - State of Pennsylvania
    • RN - Licensed Registered Nurse_PA - State of PennsylvaniaPreferred Qualifications
      • Ability to scrub surgical procedures
      • CNOR - Certified Nurse Operating Room CCICBPN - State of PennsylvaniaPhysical Demands
        Lift and carry 40-50 lbs. Examples: Push/pull patients on bed, stretcher (requires 29 lbs. push force), lateral transfers up to 50 lbs. of the patient's weight. Frequent to continuous standing/walking. Patient transporters can walk 8-10 miles per shift. *Patient care providers may be required to perform activities specific to their role including kneeling, bending, squatting and performing CPR.

        Job Description Disclaimer: This position description provides the major duties/responsibilities, requirements and working conditions for the position. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, however management reserves the right to revise or change as necessary to meet organizational needs. Other responsibilities may be assigned when circumstances require.

        Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.

        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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        About LVHN

        LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet - recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, which is the only children's hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children's ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children's ER.

        We've been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We're also Great Place to Work-Certified---, which means an overwhelming majority of our colleagues have a positive experience at LVHN.

        These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN's core values - Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence - you will have a rewarding and successful career here.

        Vaccination Requirements

        Individuals are required to adhere to all LVHN vaccination policies in effect at the time of hire. Employees will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Please note that safety sensitive positions cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites, medical or otherwise.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        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.

Keywords: Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bethlehem , Surgery Recovery Nurse, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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