St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.
Nationally recognized St. Luke's University Hospital is seeking
highly motivated registered nurses to join our operating room
team-positions available at multiple campuses.
The Perioperative Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care
for perioperative patients across their life span, and through the
nursing process, develops, implements and evaluate a nursing plan
of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other
patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional
- Demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of
- Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment,
knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate
to the age of the patient treated.
- Provides and maintains a safe environment for the perioperative
patient as addressed in the Hospital Policy and Procedure Manuals
and in AORN Standards and Recommended Practices.
- Demonstrates proficiency in aseptic technique.
- Identifies needed supplies and equipment to prepare OR Suite
for patient care. Inspect OR Suite to determine if it is clean and
equipment is in readiness for the case.
- Determines that the consent is on the chart and indicates the
correct procedure. Determines that the patient is properly
- Initiates and maintains correct sponge, needle and instrument
counts as identified in the OR Policy and Procedure Manual.
- Identifies and prepares the incision site according to
established procedure. Anticipates and fulfills the needs of the
- Identifies, labels and sends specimens to pathology per
- Functions as a circulating nurse as it relates to opening
sterile supplies, maintaining counts, implementing surgical
asepsis, safety precautions and cost effectiveness.
- Functions as a scrub nurse as it relates to scrubbing, gowning,
gloving preparing instruments and suture and implementing surgical
asepsis, safety precautions and cost-effectiveness.
- Remains at the patient's side and assists the
Anesthesiologist/CRNA as required during induction and emergence
- Coordinates a smooth transition from the intraoperative area to
the post-operative area. Demonstrates flexibility to unit needs in
relation to patient assignments, shift assignment, work schedule
and on-call coverage.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10
hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10
minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to
10 pounds. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75
pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair,
bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach
above shoulder level. Must have the ability to move quickly. Must
be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be
able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low
frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near,
far, color and peripheral vision. Depth perception necessary.
Ability to tolerate visual monotony.
MOST COMPLEX DUTIES ARE:
Using the nursing process to provide individualized,
professional nursing care to patients. The nursing process is
defined as the ongoing process of assessment, planning,
implementations, coordination and evaluation of patient care.
Good written and verbal communication skills required for
contacts with other departments, patients, families, the community
and medical staff.
Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the State
of Pennsylvania or seek Pennsylvania licensure through
1 year experience in peri-op setting required.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a
profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity