Participates with the Obstetrical Surgery Team in an individualized patient care plan based on assessed needs, standard of care, instrumentation and supplies, and physician preferences in order to provide surgical assistance during obstetrical cases.
Provides direct patient care under the direction of a registered nurse including: vital sign and height and weight measurement and documentation of both mother and infant, bathing, feeding, and activities of daily living.
Assists in the coordination of treatments with other disciplines.
Provides basic patient assistance.
Connects patients to clinical equipment as needed.
Assists the doctor with various surgical procedures such as retracting and cutting sutures as necessary.
Identifies correct surgical site with the circulating registered nurse or surgeon before incision of operative procedures.
Responsible for set up and operation of equipment for cases.
Assists circulating nurse with patient preparation.
Maintains an accurate account of supplies including sponges, needles and instruments.
Verifies count with the circulating nurse at end of procedure.
Prepares, identifies and verifies all specimens obtained during the surgical procedure.
Disposes of linens, needles and sharps in appropriate containers.
Assesses wounds and applies or changes sterile dressing as instructed.
Maintains and documents universal precautions.
Initiates emergency procedures.
Reports to the registered nurse reactions, results of procedures and any changes observed in the patient's condition.
Documents pertinent medical information where indicated.
Participates in the admission and discharge process.
Performs billing as appropriate for services rendered or equipment used.
Participates in on-call rotations.
Assures all medications and solutions are labeled, under the registered nurse's supervision.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Practical Nurse - Default Issuing Body
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