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. The Austin Surgery Center is part of Prelude Fertility.
Austin is a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center and fertility laboratory serving Austin and the surrounding communities. Opened in 2013, it features two operating rooms equipped with the latest technology, as well as a high complexity andrology laboratory. In addition to advanced reproductive surgery, our ASC offers a variety of gynecological, podiatric and plastic surgery procedures.
Austin is unlike any other physician’s office, surgery center or hospital setting. Our facility is specially designed for ease of access and, most importantly, your comfort. The staff at Austin is dedicated to providing the best patient experience in an optimal environment, which maximizes comfort, convenience and patient-focused amenities. We continue to exceed the national goals for quality, safety and patient satisfaction.
Austin is a Texas State licensed facility and maintains Medicare certification. The surgery center has also achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Status as an accredited facility means our facility has met nationally recognized standards set by the AAAHC for the provision of quality health care.
We are looking for experienced PRN RN Circulators who would be interested in picking up some additional hours of work with our ASC. We have a strong team and a strong commitment to patient experience. Would you like to work with us?
Our PRN RN Circulator is a professional who provides patient care based upon the nursing process; being effectively involved with maintaining the standard of care for assigned patients through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The RN shall oversee and guide employees that are under his/her supervision. The RN actively supports and promotes the Facility’s philosophy and mission statement.
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.
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.