Operating Room Nurse in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 6/10/2022

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    Oak Park, IL
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Job Description


Effectively delivers perioperative care to the surgical patient through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.


1. Graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing education

2. Current license as a registered nurse in the state of Illinois

3. CPR Certification

4. 2 years recent perioperative experience or complete approved college perioperative program; preferred. Nurses who do not meet this requirement must complete a surgical competency-based orientation program successfully.

5. CNOR preferred


Exercised: Oversees work of the Surgical Technologists.

Received: Reports to Director, Surgery


May serve as resource to surgeon, surgical services or department in sponsored programs of instruction and training of other healthcare professionals, students and physicians on behalf of Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Interacts daily with patients, families, physicians, and unit and hospital personnel. Adjusts patient interaction and/or treatment to match each patient’s age-specific developmental, educational, or other related needs.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)

1. Demonstrates the WSMC Customer Service Values, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *Transcribes and composes documents, memos, reports, correspondence, orders, policies, and other assignments.*

2. Assess treatment and care for specific patient populations and plans age appropriate care. Utilizes hands on physical assessment skills and interview techniques to formulate a clinical data base; analyzes collected information derived from patient and other sources to identify age-appropriate patient problems and needs. Re-assesses on an ongoing basis and documents findings or changes in condition in the progress notes. Assess severity of findings and obtains physician intervention as warranted. *

3. Uses data gained through assessment and collaboration with the health care team to develop a plan of care for each identified patient problem. *

4. Independently implements plan of care utilizing professional nursing skills and collaborates with and instructs patients, members of family/significant other and heath care team. Demonstrates ability to function in emergency situations. *

5. Uses the nursing process to formulate appropriate questions for measuring outcomes. Evaluates patient responses to therapeutic intervention. Uses multiple sources of information to validate findings. Makes judgments based on the data collected. *

6. Documents selective data on appropriate forms and enters designated information into the computer. Actively participates in the Quality Assurance and Improvement Process. *

7. Supports department of nursing and hospital policy and procedures.

8. Performs scrub and circulating duties. *

9. Operates electrocautery, tourniquets, autoclaves, positioning equipment, tables, and the perioperative suite. *

10. Complies with surgery department policy and procedures. Complies with the Standards, Recommended Practices, & Guidelines established by AORN. Complies with staffing rotations. *

11. Demonstrates responsibility for own professional practice and growth by ensuring clinical knowledge base and skills are maintained and enhanced.

12. Organizes on a continuum due to the changing status of the patients and environment.

13. Maintains environment and equipment in an appropriate manner. Supports unit teams. Resolves problems. Supports customer service. *


Physical Environment/Hazards: Work is performed primarily in the Operating Room. Must possess sufficient dexterity to use equipment, perform technical tasks and render patient care on a daily basis. Walks or stands most of shift. Must have sufficient knowledge of basic body mechanics and physical strength to safely move patients and/or equipment so as not to injure self or others. Constant interruptions and changing priorities may produce stress. Constant exposure to diagnosed and undiagnosed communicable diseases. Possibility for needle sticks.

OSHA Category I: Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

TB Exposure: There is an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take Particulate Respirator Fit testing.


This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

All employees are required to familiarize themselves and continually comply with all federal and state healthcare laws, regulations and rules (including Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements which are applicable to the employee’s job duties). Any employee who becomes aware of possible noncompliance with applicable laws is required to promptly report such possible noncompliance to his or her immediate manager or the compliance Resource Line. No adverse action or any form of retaliation shall be taken by the Hospital against any employee because of that person’s good faith report of possible noncompliance.