Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical Services .5 FTE - Onamia - job 635741

Mille Lacs Health System

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Onamia, Minnesota

Employment type: Full-time

This position is located on our Onamia MN campus

Current Openings

  • 1 Part Time of 40 hours per pay period - Monday through Friday, 8 hour shifts, times vary between 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No Call


The RN Circulator manages all the necessary care inside the surgery room, assisting the team in maintaining and creating a comfortable, safe environment for the patient and observing the team from a wide perspective. He or she must ensure all surgical team members perform in a unified effort. During the operation the circulating nurse advocates for the patient while they are sedated or anesthetized. An effective circulating nurse possesses the knowledge, skills, and training to carry out circulating duties during surgery. By using sound judgment, interpersonal communication skills and critical thinking skills, the circulating nurse can check and evaluate the patient's needs, ensuring positive outcome and to make sure the patient gets the highest standard of care.

Job Duties

The essential functions of this job are identified with an asterisk (*) at the end of the bullet point.

  • Assists anesthesia personnel with induction of anesthesia as needed.*

  • Positions and preps patient for surgical procedure.*

  • Completes appropriate paperwork/EMR for each procedure in a timely manner.*

  • Cares for specimens properly.*

  • Assists in end of procedure activities (i.e., dressing, patient transfer, room cleaning).*

  • Participates in "Safe Site" and "Safe Account" in every procedure and effectively performs "Time Out".*

  • Performs other nursing duties during procedure as requested by CRNA or Surgeon.*

  • Demonstrates effective interviewing and assessment skills and integrates new or current techniques to obtain physical/psycho-social information from the patient/family to plan, implement and evaluate patient care through the nursing process.*

  • Initiates and maintains patient care plan to reflect current patient needs utilizing EMR.*

  • Ensures case is posted on paper chart including history, medications, allergies etc.*

  • Respects the privacy and dignity of everyone.*

  • Is courteous and friendly, uses a quiet, respectful tone when speaking.*

  • Advocates for patients and family members.*

  • Acknowledges a patients presence immediately and responds accordingly.*

  • Anticipates patient's needs.*

  • Explains procedure to patient to ensure understanding.*

  • Answers any questions patient/family member may have, utilizing resources as needed.*

  • Uses protective clothing/gear as necessary.*

  • Works to resolve risk/safety/Quality issues.

  • Exercises good judgment*

  • Reports safety hazards, accidents incidents promptly.

  • Actively works to reduce errors.*

  • Actively asks questions when need arises.*

  • Sets and meets individual/professional goals.*

  • Performs with minimal supervision.*

  • Exercises good judgment.*

  • Participates in the control of cost effective services that reflect proper use of equipment, appropriate use of supplies, and effective management of patient care.*

  • Uses work hours efficiently.*

  • Demonstrates willingness to assist co-workers.*

  • Meets expectations of surgical team.*

  • Welcomes and mentors new employees.*

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota.

  • Knowledge of nursing principles, policies, procedures and medical ethics equivalent to years of experience.

  • Circulating experience preferred, minimum of 2-3 years of hospital experience.

  • Excellent communication skills at various levels.

  • Ability to work in a team setting.

  • Possession of attention to detail, organization and prioritization.

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word.

  • Certifications: Basic Life Support, ACLS and NRP or PALS.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • CALS certification

Company Benefits Overview

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Discounts and Scholarships Programs

  • Retirement Plans

  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Wellness Program

  • Service and Pharmacy Discounts

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Holiday Pay

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