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Registered Nurse - OR II

Job ID 17288 Omaha, Nebraska

Business:Boys Town National Research Hospital

In a career as aprofessional registered nurse in the operating room, utilizes a systematic approach to nursing practice incorporating assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Provides continuing health care and education to individuals and families to help them achieve their optimal level of health. Performs circulating nurse and scrub nurse duties in the operating room. Requires expertise in instrumentation and specific specialty workflow processes. No matter what your role is at Boys Town your helping make a difference.


  • In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse uses the nursing process to complete the pre-operative physical, cognitive, spiritual and psychosocial assessment of patients awaiting surgery.
  • Formulates plan of care and reviews and revises plan on an ongoing basis. Able to plan and give care based on the patient's age and level of development.
  • Assures appropriate information management and documentation as per hospital policy; gives timely and thorough report to other members of the health care team utilizing a hand off communication tool.
  • Performs circulating duties in the operating suite and supervises surgical technologists.
  • Ensures the Time Out procedure that verifies the correct patient, correct site, and the correct procedure is being performed.
  • Assists in positioning, responding to comfort/safety of patient.
  • Provides for accurate care and handling of specimens.
  • Observes and enforces strict standards of asepsis.
  • In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse assesses patient/family understanding and response to care provided; and patient/family educational needs. The nurse redirects care as needed.
  • Works with surgical technologist in preparing the operating room for each procedure. Takes responsibility for the preparation of the sterilefield set-up.
  • Responsible for all counted items throughout the procedure. Performs sponge, needle, and instrument counts per policy.
  • Responsible for working with team members as time permits for: assisting in other OR's as needed, picking procedure supplies for the next day's schedule, stocking/restocking supply areas and OR's, outdating supply cupboards, and updating Surgeon Preference Cards.
  • Maintains "The Joint Commission" standards on an ongoing basis and assists in unit responsibilities for readiness for Joint Commission visits.

Required Qualifications:

  • A registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited school with a current state license.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in an acute hospital setting, and pediatric experience preferred.
  • Minimum of two years previous operating room experience working in the role of both a circulating nurse and scrub nurse required.
  • Must be CPR (BLS) certified, 5) ACLS & PALS certification within 6 months of employment, and 6) prior working knowledge of using a personal computer and electronic medical records.
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence in providing direct patient care and patient and family education as well as assisting the physician in the delivery of patient care.
  • Ability to communicate concisely with patients, families and staff; collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
  • Ability to make assessments and problem solve.
  • Must possess and maintain knowledge of the use of specialty specific surgical equipment and instruments.
  • Ability to complete patient documentation in a thorough and concise manner, in whatever mode is necessary.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: June 10th, 2021

Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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