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Ascension Health Registered Nurse RN - Surgical - Operating Room in Dowagiac, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Registered Nurse - Surg - Surgery 001 - Part-Time Rotating 24 Hours Weekly - Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital - Dowagiac, MI

3 days a week 24hrs.

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 200,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Borgess, you will have the opportunity to deliverprofessional nursing care in the operative setting to patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs scrub functions including the selection and handling of instruments and supplies used during procedure.

  • Performs circulating functions including monitoring, recording and communicating patient condition and managing overall nursing care of patient before, during and after procedure.

  • Directly assists operating physician with surgical tasks including hemostasis, suturing and wound exposure as well as patient positioning.

  • Prepares operating rooms and surgical instruments and equipment for use.

  • Recognizes that each patient is an unique individual and has the right to quality nursing care that ensures mutual goal setting between the Registered Nurse and the patient and that the patient's rights and privacy are protected.

  • Recognizes personal, interpersonal, and social systems, the nursing process facilitates the promotion, maintenance and restoration of an individual's health, incorporating knowledge of growth and development through the life span.

  • The scope of nursing practice includes the teaching, direction, and supervision of less skilled personnel in the performance of delegated nursing activities. Delegates the acts, tasks or functions and bears the responsibility for the acts, tasks, or functions within the scope of delegation.

  • Provides professional nursing care within medical facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, and physician offices.

  • Accountable to the ethical and professional standards as defined in the ANA Code for Nurses, the ANA Nursing's Social Policy Statement, the State of Michigan Public Health Code, and the ANA and Specialty Nursing Standards of Clinical Practice. Accountable to the standards set by Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital as defined in the Administrative, Patient Care and Biosafety Policy and Procedure Manuals.

  • Accountable to adhering to the standards set by regulatory agencies such as but not limited to the Joint Commission (TJC), Conditions of Participation of Healthcare Finance Administration (HCFA), and Michigan Occupational Health and Safety (MOSHA).

  • Good organizational ability. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Conflict management skills required. Good critical thinking and problem solving skills required.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

Required Credential(s):

• Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

• BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

• Finger Printing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

• Licensed Registered Nurse obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

• One or more of the following:

• Pediatric Advanced Life Support obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date.

Preferred Qualifications

• Surgery experience preferred; not required will train

Education:

• Diploma

Graduate of a School of Nursing required as of start date.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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