LOCATION: Lexington Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center
DEPARTMENT: Ambulatory Surgery Center
The RN OR Circulator is a Registered Nurse that is responsible for the direct and indirect provision of professional nursing care of the patients in the operating room. The nurse is accountable for ongoing evaluation and documentation of all components of care delivered to customers within the perioperative and outpatient environment utilizing the nursing process. Supports the mission, vision, and values of the organization. The Circulating Nurse reports to the Director of Nursing. Contributes to patient and department compliance with Federal and all other health plan’s patient management objectives.
Current licensure in this State as a Registered Nurse. Progressive work experience in the OR of no less than one year. Current BCLS certification. ACLS certification within six (6) months of date of hire. PALS preferred. Competence in oral and written communication. Basic computer skills
Intermittent physical mobility/activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pulling and pushing of carts, equipment, etc. Must be able to bend body downward at the waist; be able to kneel. Must be able to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds, push and/or pull patients or equipment up to 100 pounds. Must have visual acuity at least 20 inches or less. Must be able to identify and distinguish colors. Must have ability to coordinate eyes and hands quickly and accurately. Must have ability to manipulate small objects quickly and accurately. Must be able to work with hands in turning and placing objects in space. Must be able to perceive objects accurately as to size, temperature and texture. Must have auditory acuity. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Mental and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position. Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions. Working irregular hours greater than eight hour shifts.
Physical guidelines include the ability to move, traverse, position self, remain in a stationary position and negotiate steps for up to eight hours per day.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to act as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel. Attendance is an essential function of the job.
Lexington Clinic is Central Kentucky’s largest and oldest medical group. With 200+ providers in more than 30 specialties, we have been taking care of 600,000+ patients annually in the Lexington community since 1920.