Perioperative Registered Nurse Residency Program


Date: 1 day ago
City: Providence, RI
Contract type: Full time

The Perioperative Registered Nurse Residency Program at The Miriam Hospital is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a nursing career in the operating room. This 6-month program encompasses a didactic program and simulation offered in partnership with a local college online learning though the AORN Periop 101 course and clinical rotations. The first portion of the residency program includes a combination of didactic education online learning simulations and shadowing opportunities. The remainder of the residency program will consist of rotations through various surgical specialties and learning the role and responsibilities of the circulating and scrub nurse. This RN residency program requires a full time � 40 hours per week commitment for the duration of the program.



1. The intern will consistently apply the corporate values of respect honesty fairness and the consistent pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region though the provision of customer friendly geographically accessible and high value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system. The intern is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.

2. Lifespan employees are expected to embrace Lifespan�s mission of �Delivering health with care� and successfully role model Lifespan�s values of Compassion Accountability Respect and Excellence as these guides our everyday actions with patients customers and one another.

3. The initial five to six weeks comprises the didactic portion of the programs consisting of classroom lectures selected evidence-based literature reviews simulation practice and observational experiences in the Operating Room. During this phase of training the intern will be paired with a preceptor who will model program objectives exploring the PNDS Domains of Safety Physiologic Response to Surgery Behavioral Responses to Surgery and the Health Care System. Students will be asked for a return demonstration of skills.

4. The remaining 20 weeks of training are spent in service- line rotations designed to familiarize the nurse intern with various surgical specialties equipment supplies and processes as they further develop their critical thinking skills. Interns will progressively become more independent during the program.

5. The intern utilizes the nursing process throughout the pre-intra and post-operative phases of care. They will:

6. Perform preop nursing assessments as demonstrated by a review of patient information.Ensures pertinent information is readily available (e.g. lab reports consents history and physician plan of care);ensures preoperative medications preps and orders have been carried out verifies patient�s identity prior to surgical procedure institutes patient and family teaching and completes a verbal hand-off from the preoperative nurse.

7. Demonstrates progressive critical thinking skills as demonstrated by the development of intraoperative nursing diagnosis outcome identification and plan of care. Implements patient specific plan and evaluates the appropriateness of planned or prescribed treatment. Modifies treatment or contacts physician as circumstances require.

8. Interns learn to perform nursing duties according to the policies procedures and evidence based best practices of area assigned. Assists during surgical procedures by ensuring patient safety preparing and/or directing others in preparation of instruments equipment and supplies scrubbing or circulating on cases under the direction of expert RN and surgical technologist preceptors anticipating needs of surgeon maintaining sterile techniques and preventing infection applying dressings administering medication developing the ability to react to life threatening situations and providing for total nursing care of patients in the operating room.

9. Interns learn to maintain the electronic medical record reporting pertinent information regarding patient�s condition medication given and treatments administered during the intraoperative phase of care.

10. Maintains and enhances professional expertise through engaged participation in educational activities and dedication to lifelong learning.

Other information:

Basic Knowledge

1. Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients physicians and other hospital personnel.

2.Visual and aural acuity to monitor patient progress.

3.Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Program Requirements

1.Graduation from accredited school of nursing. Those individuals possessing an Associate Degree in Nursing must be actively enrolled in an accredited BSN program.

2.Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.

3. All individuals must successfully complete the online didactic portion of the class by passing the final exam with a score of 80%

4.Successful completion of all service line rotations as evidenced by positive feedback and reviews from preceptors and direct observations of student�s work validating incorporation of knowledge into practice.

5.Successful completion of all perioperative nursing competencies and demonstrated ability to practice independently upon graduation from the perioperative residency RN program

6. Upon completion of the perioperative residency RN program the intern will be offered a RN position within the Surgical Services Department at The Miriam Hospital.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

1.Works in operating room and post anesthesia recovery area with frequent exposure to anesthetic gases.

2.Some risk to injury from puncture by surgical instruments exposure to infectious wounds burns from autoclaves and electrical equipment but hazards minimized though adherence to appropriated established precautionary procedure.

3.Physical ability and standing lifting positioning and pushing patients on stretchers.

4.Works 40 hours per week with some rotations to PMs holidays and weekends. Assigned to call with an expert for the duration of the program.

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Full Time

Shift: Shift 1

Union: Non-Union

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