Delivers perioperative care to the surgical patient through nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation. Assures optimum quality patient care by serving as resource person for other staff members, patient and family. Coordinates patient care within surgical services and with other departments. Assists the physician. Supervises other registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants and technicians.
Assumes responsibilities for patient's care in the operating room or procedure room as assigned.Directs activities of operative procedure in room assigned.Maintains accurate documentation of perioperative care.Assists in maintenance of a clean and orderly environment.Communicates with charge nurses, physicians and other team members.Participates in continuing education.Accepts responsibilities as a charge nurse.Delivers direct patient care appropriate to age of patient served.