1. Adheres to hospital and department policies and procedures.
  2. Maintains a good attendance record; arrives at work punctually and prepared; adheres to hospital dress code; demonstrates cleanliness; represents principles of good hygiene including clean and neat appearance. Wears name badge where it can be read.
  3. Complies with daily staffing schedule; complies with call schedule and able to arrive at the surgery department within 30 minutes of time notified for emergency surgery when on call.
  4. Demonstrates and utilizes critical thinking skills; performs and completes comprehensive data history for age ranges of patients served in a timely manner. Develops and implements plan of care specific to patients care needs. Instructs and educates the patient and family accordingly.
  5. Collaborates with other members of the surgery team and medical staff and other providers to ensure optimal care to patients and their families. Maintain productivity by assuring staff is doing appropriate functions and that assignments are logical and appropriate to staff members.
  6. Administers medications, blood and blood products and other treatments as needed. Maintain asepsis; transports patients as needed; collects and delivers specimens to appropriate areas; assists anesthesia provider as needed; responsible for positioning of patient along with anesthesia provider; provides patient comfort and privacy specific to all patient populations. Assists surgical team with room turnover and termination.
  7. Attends and supports department meetings; participates in team process improvement.
  8. Maintains current broad-based knowledge of pathophysiology and disease processes of conditions usually represented in the department. Identifies and develops opportunities for performance improvement.
  9. Acts as charge nurse when assigned. Completes and adjusts patient and staff assignments so that care is delivered in a timely cost-effective manner. Monitors workflow and adjust assignments to assure optimum workflow. Anticipate needs, problems and crisis before they occur and develop a reasonable action plan. Support and encourage other staff members.
  10. Communicates patient information; transcribes physician’s orders; uses computer system as indicated; charges equipment and supplies per policy; communicates effectively with manager, supervisor and others regarding any changes in the status of the patients or the department.
  11. Ensures that patient care policies and procedures, and patients safety standards are maintained. Assure that unit and equipment are prepared and maintained for surgery. Reports any problems to the Nurse Manager promptly.
  12. Completes hospital-wide in-service or tests as required throughout the hospital. Completes age specific testing competency and results filed with the Education Coordinator.
  13. Demonstrates support to other surgery team members and physicians to create a system of quality care. Responds to emergency situations throughout the facility as necessary.


Education: Must maintain license by meeting Kansas licensing Board of CEU requirements (30 CEU’s every 2 years)

License: RN in the state of Kansas.

Certifications: CPR, ACLS, NRP; PALS strongly recommended.

Experience: Minimum 2 years’ experience in Med/Surg area

Other: Must be able to work in an environment that frequently produces a high level of stress and mental fatigue. Requires the ability to organize on a continuum due to changing status of the patients and the environment. Requires a mechanical ability to deal with a large number of machines and special equipment in the department (Electrocautery units, Tourniquets, Harmonic Scalpel, Autoclaves, positioning equipment, Neo-probe). Must have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with the physicians, staff and the public.

Contact Information
Krista Carrillo | Human Resources Manager
620-441-5902 |