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Registered Nurse I (Fall 2024 New Grad Blitz) - Adult & Pediatric Operating Rooms

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Job Description Summary

Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse I (New Graduate) assists at the advanced beginner level in providing individualized, goal directed nursing care to patients and families utilizing principles and practices of the nursing process; interacts with other members of the health care team to achieve desired outcomes.

Entity

Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Regular

Cost Center

CC000569 CHS - OR (ART)

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

Health-26

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

The following Operating Rooms will be participating in the Fall 2024 New Grad blitz. Please apply to this posting if you are interested in any of the units below:

Ashley River Tower Operating Room (ART OR)

Ashley River Tower (ART) perioperative services is located on the fourth floor of the ART building. The ART operating room offers adult outpatient and inpatient surgeries through various surgical service lines including general, plastics, oncology, cardiac, thoracic, heart and lung transplants, vascular, colorectal, bariatric, and robotics. Operations are Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm. General, Vascular, and Cardiothoracic call teams are available to cover emergency cases prior to the posted schedule times and on the weekends. There is 24-hour charge nurse coverage for after hours and weekends. The clinical programs that service ART are recognized for excellence in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, transplant surgery, as well as general and GI surgery and is nationally recognized for management of chronic pancreatitis, and bariatric surgery. MUSC’s heart and lung transplant program are certified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and is the only heart and lung transplant program in South Carolina. There are dedicated ORs for cardiac surgery that house traditional CT surgery, heart transplants, and help support the VAD program. In addition to the traditional open heart surgical procedures, MUSC’s heart and vascular center provides many innovative heart valve repair and replacement options, including the TAVR procedure. ART operating room offers many new and innovative solutions to manage and treat disease through the discipline of surgery with the highest quality of care and service.

Main Operating Room

The Main Operating Room is within a level-one, academic trauma center. There are 21- OR suites which cover all surgical specialties, to include; Trauma, Transplant, Ortho, Neuro, ENT, GU-GYN, Robotics and Burns. The nursing teams consists of 75% Registered Nurses and 25% Certified Surgical Technologist. RN’s are trained to both scrub and circulate surgical procedures. The Main OR is a busy and dynamic nurse driven, Magnet designated department that provides cutting-edge technology to the citizens of SC.

Rutledge Tower Operating Room

Rutledge Tower (RT) OR consists of 9 OR's for adult outpatient and inpatient populations. RT Service Groupings include ENT, Oral Surgery, Adult Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Plastics, Gynecology, Urology, Pain Management, Orthopedics, Surgical Oncology, Endocrine, Colorectal, and Minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Nurses must be able to scrub and circulate.

West Ashley Medical Pavilion Ambulatory Surgery Facility - Operating Room

West Campus OR platform consists of 2- OR suites and 2-endoscopy procedure rooms. Surgery performed are Orthopaedic/Sports Medicine cases. The patient population is primarily adult with some procedures done on teenage athletes. (The endoscopy suite is staffed by Digestive Diseases Staff). Nurses in the OR are trained to scrub and circulate. All surgery is performed on an outpatient basis between the hours of 7-3:30. The ambulatory surgery facilities are part of the MUSC Magnet designation and are Joint Commission Accredited.

SJCH Pediatric Operating Room

The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital is a pediatric level-one, academic trauma center. There are eight OR suites on level 3 and two minor ORs on level 2 which cover all pediatric surgical specialties including: Trauma, Transplant, Ortho, Neuro, ENT, GU-GYN, Ophthalmology, Plastics, Dental, General Surgery, and Pediatric hearts. The nursing teams consists of 75% Registered Nurses and 25% Certified Surgical Technologist. RN’s are trained to both scrub and circulate surgical procedures. The SJCH OR is a busy and dynamic nurse driven, Magnet designated department that provides cutting-edge technology to the children of SC.

R Keith Summey Medical Pavilion Ambulatory Surgery Facility (Children's Ambulatory Center Operating Room)

Summey OR platform consists of 4- OR suites and 2-minor procedure rooms which cover surgical specialties, to include; ENT, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Dental, Urology, Plastics, General Surgery and Endoscopy. All procedures done on-site serve the pediatric population up to age 18, as well as some women's services. Nurses are trained to scrub and circulate all services. All surgery is performed on an outpatient basis between the hours of 7-3:30. The ambulatory surgery facilities are part of the MUSC Magnet designation and are Joint Commission Accredited.

Additional Job Description

Hours Per Week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 4-10 hour shifts while in periop 101 training. Shifts vary based on the needs of the department

Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred. RN staff hired on or after July 1, 2013 with an Associate or Diploma degree in nursing are required to be enrolled in an accredited BSN program within two years and successfully obtain a BSN degree within four years of the RN hire or reclassification date.

Required Licensure, Certifications, and Registrations: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that cannot assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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