Travel Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse - (Cardiac - OR - CVOR RN)

  1. Birmingham,AL
  2. Aug 30, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
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12903818 Job Description & Requirements
Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse - (Cardiac - OR - CVOR RN)
StartDate: 09/25/2017Available Shifts: 12 D

The OR RN is responsible for sterilizing and setting up the surgical tools, preparing the operating room and helping other members of the team put on their sterile gowns, gloves and masks. The RN will also clean and prepare the incision site. After the operation, the RN will bandage and stitch wounds and incisions and transport the patient to the recovery room. The RN will continue to provide care until the patient is transferred to another unit or discharged from the facility. RN OR Cardiovascular nurses generally work in surgery centers, hospitals, clinics and private physicians offices. The work environment may be high pressure and require quick thinking and the ability to remain calm in a crisis. Surgical nurses work in a dynamic and challenging environment, taking on key roles in lifesaving surgical procedures and the surrounding care. Some surgeries last several hours and RN could spend many hours on their feet. Duties vary depending on the RN's level of expertise. The job can be very rewarding but every time the nurse enters the OR there is a possibility of losing the patient. Compassion and tact is necessary when interacting with worried patients or grieving family members. Job Tasks and Duties of the OR Cardiovascular RN may include: Observation and monitoring of the patient, including comfort, safety, blood pressure and heart rate using EKG equipment and notify the physician if something changes or appears wrong. Explain and educate the patient and family members about procedures to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety. Prepare reports of procedures and treatments for interpretation by physician. Conduct electrocardiograms, phonocardiograms, echocardiograms, stress tests and other cardiovascular tests to record patient's cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments. Attach electrodes to the patient's chests, arms, and legs and connect electrodes to leads from the EKG machine. Adjust equipment and controls according to the physician's orders or protocol.

Cardiovascular operating room nurses (CVOR RNs) work as part of Surgical Services/OR, a specialized area that treats only open-heart (cardiovascular) patients. The CVOR RN works in cardiovascular operating rooms. CVOR RNs also perform cardiovascular patient care, clinical problem solving, quality monitoring, and coordination of care for the CVOR.

Required Qualifications
AL lic
2 yrs exp
ACLS
BLS
50 mile radius rule

Facility Location
Alabama's largest city is identified by its deep historical roots as well as its place in modern America. Offering a unique blend of historical attractions and contemporary eateries, shopping and galleries, Birmingham has become a flourishing focal point of the South. Known as "The Diverse City," you'll find there is something for everyone in this charming Southeastern city.

Job Benefits
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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