Peri-Op Intern (Paid) - OR Nursing

Job Title: Peri-Op Intern (Paid) - OR Nursing
Category: Clinical; Full Time with benefits

JOB SUMMARY:
The peri-operative internship program provides education and hands-on experience to become an Operating Room Nurse. Previous OR experience is not required but qualified candidates must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing and possess current MI RN licensure and BLS certification.

Acceptance into the peri-op program requires a 2 year commitment to education and training. Performance requirements will include reading assignments and competency assessments in addition to hands-on training in various surgical specialties.

This position is paid and full time, requiring 40 hours on-site per week (5 days/8 hour shifts). This position includes base pay, quarterly pay, paid major holidays, 16 days of paid time off (PTO) per year, health benefits, 401k plan (one year of service requirement) and more!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides safe, efficient, and quality-driven care to patients utilizing nursing practices and diagnosis in a timely manner, setting appropriate priorities and acting as a patient advocate.
Communicates appropriate patient care information to all O.R. team members and post-anesthesia staff.
Utilizes nursing judgment, critical thinking skills and interpersonal communication skills to deliver the highest quality nursing care.
Supervises and educates other members of the surgical team.
Carries out physician orders correctly and promptly, documenting all activities. Completes patient charting accurately and concisely.
Communicates and interacts with patients, families, physicians and peers in a positive and supportive manner.
Maintains required professional licenses and certificates. Attends and participates in continuing education programs, communication groups, and staff meetings.
Complies with cost containment practices. Participates in quality assurance monitoring.
Adheres to and assists in the development of policies and procedures.
Observes all safety precautions and participates in processes meeting or exceeding regulatory and accreditation guidelines. Complies with health and safety rules and procedures at the Center.
Demonstrates knowledge of AORN standards and recommended practices. Adheres to standards to maintain a sterile and safe environment in the OR. Responsible for observing and maintaining the integrity of the sterile field.
Works with management to establish appropriate patient clinical criteria, record-keeping, confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA guidelines, processing of scheduling, identification, patient care and QA.
May assist in other areas of the Surgery Center as needed.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current MI RN licensure
BLS certification required
ACLS recommended, not required
At least 6 months of nursing experience; critical care experience preferred, not required
Demonstrated decision making and organizational skills
Change oriented and creative
Effective interpersonal skills including those required during stressful situations
Will serve in patient care including patient movement or lifting; Standing, bending, stooping, kneeling and ability to lift up to 50 pounds required

Send Resume Attention: Jeremy Turner, Human Resources
Fax: (231) 392-8973
Address: jturner@surgerytc.com

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"Everyone was friendly from check in to discharge. I am very impressed and pleased. You have a fabulous staff. It couldn't possibly have been a better experience. "
- Claudia S.
"If procedures are necessary, it is a pleasure having them done at the Surgery Center. All processes have been well thought out and streamlined with the patient in mind. There does not seem to be any unnecessary steps or duplication of effort."
- Gary P.
"Excellent care --- and my anesthesiologist was very caring about my comfort throughout the surgery."
- Ellen L.
"Always such a nice experience here when you're having medical procedures done. It's never fun, but I try to be positive about it and the staff and docs are great. Glad to find good care here 'Up North.' "
- Heidi P.
"The follow up phone calls both from the surgeon and nurse were very comforting, and appreciated. All in all, a first class operation; thanks for your caring"
- Lee M.