Position:  RN Circulator
Location:  Houston, TX
Job Id:  102
# of Openings:  1

Prelude is a comprehensive fertility company focused on providing people with the best options for meeting their family-building goals. Using a proactive approach to fertility care, Prelude aims to improve people's chances of having healthy babies when they are ready. Piney Point  Surgery Center is a part of Prelude Fertility.

Would you like to join an exciting, vibrant company! The company offers great benefits including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • STD, LTD and Life Insurance and much more!
We are looking for a Registered Nurse with experience circulating in the OR. We have a multi- room surgery center located on the West side of Houston. The Piney Point Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center and fertility lab serving Houston and the surrounding communities. We offer a full complement of services for reproductive health from male and female infertility evaluations to advanced reproductive surgery to preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Our team works together to provide the most excellent care and service to our patients.  If you are an experienced and passionate Circulator who would enjoying working in a fast-paced surgery center, we want you!
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in the Facility. Must demonstrate the knowledge of the principle of growth and development of the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the Facility’s policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates necessary practical, technical, or specialized skills required for the role of the peri-operative nurse in accordance with AORN and other regulatory standards of practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and has the ability to oversee the instrument and equipment set-up, prepare for the case utilizing preference cards, and anticipates needs of surgeon.
  • Coordinates and oversees the room during a case as the circulator.  
  • Facilitates effective and efficient transition between surgical procedures.
  • Utilizes preference cards and updates as necessary.
  • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients, stretchers, and OR tables to prevent injury to patient and self.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of management of patient, including: being available to anesthesia during intubation and extubation, assisting as needed in sudden changes in patient condition and being readily available to assist as directed.
  • Performs thorough patient interview and assessment in accordance with procedure and assures an appropriate, detailed time out process is done according to policy.
  • Consistently reviews charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure. Assures appropriate consent, H/P, diagnostic reports, and relevant information are on chart prior to the start of procedure. ◦Ensures that H/P is a complete full examination of all body systems and dated within 30-days prior to procedure.
  • Ensures that H/P, orders for the procedure, and consent form are consistent prior to placing in medical chart.
  • Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current practice (i.e. review physician orders, pre-op antibiotics, preparing/labeling medications on/off field, utilizing the 7 medication rights,  identifying high alert medications, conducting independent double checks when indicated, and narcotic waste, etc.). Assures only licensed personnel administer medications.
  • Relays appropriate hand off communication to PACU staff to ensure continuity of care.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common professional and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of basic mathematics. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, medical notes, etc.) in is most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills in the nursing process
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilized recognized channels of communication.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with patients, coworkers, and other health team members.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (ASN or BSN)
  • Two (2) years’ experience as an OR Nurse preferred
  • Has a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State.
  • Current BCLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification preferred or basic EKG or Arrhythmia identification certification.
  • IV skills preferred

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