Circulating RN - (PRN) Westminster

1 month ago(12/19/2017 10:59 AM)
Denver (Westminster)
Shift Type

About Us

Emerus is a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of inpatient, surgical, and diagnostic medical health care. Specializing in the identification, development and management of improved-access community medical facilities, Emerus provides cost effective, scalable growth opportunities to large-scale, national health care systems throughout the United States. 


By providing operationally efficient facilities and focused alignment with current health care trends, Emerus’ community-based hospitals prioritize limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry.

Position Overview

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for all age patients in operating room. Provides care within nursing standards of practice and the policies of the Center. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to physicians, patients, family members, and personnel in other departments as well as team members. May have additional responsibilities as designated by the Operating Room Manager and/or Chief Nursing Officer, which include, but are not limited to, serving on committees, participating in quality improvement audits and projects.


Essential Job Functions

  1. Assess patients at intervals as stated in policies and procedures.
  2. Develop an individualized perioperative plan of care.
  3. Implement the plan of care using the following interventions:
    • Protect patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, laser, positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous objects.
    • Perform count procedures to protect patient from unintended retained foreign objects.
    • Perform interventions necessary to ensure patient’s procedure is performed on the correct site, side, and level.
    • Manage patient’s specimen(s) in the appropriate manner.
    • Communicate patient’s current status throughout the continuum of care.
    • Administer medication(s) appropriately.
    • Perform interventions to maintain patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
    • Perform interventions to maintain the status of the patient’s genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels.
    • Perform interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period.
    • Perform interventions to protect patient from infection.
    • Assess knowledge level of patient or designated support person and provide education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure.
    • Actively involve patient or designated support person in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.
    • Protect patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy.
    • Provide culturally competent, age-appropriate, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
    • Provide consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.
  4. Evaluate the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes.
  5. Transfer care as appropriate.
  6. Delegate tasks as appropriate according to state requirements and job descriptions.
  7. Document nursing care.
  8. Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as appropriate.
  9. Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
  10. Participate in the performance appraisal process.
  11. Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.
  12. Maintain required competencies.
  13. Attend required meetings and educational sessions.
  14. Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy of all appropriate information.

Other Job Functions

Reflective of Mission Statement:


To provide patients with better access to the same compassionate, high-quality, efficient acute medical care we would want for our families. 

  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally.
  • Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.  He/she is able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for an infant, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient. 
  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance.

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing
  • Currently licensed in the state. 
  • CPR required, advanced life support certification required.
  • One year experience required intra-operative setting.
  • Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities.
  • Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of position.
  • Fluency in English; written and oral communication required.


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