Registered Nurse or Surgery Tech

Perioperative Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works Monday through Friday + call required.  RN utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care in the Outpatient Clinic setting.  Directs and provides patient/family teaching.  Provides leadership when working with health team member in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.  Surgical Technician performs a variety of peri-operative duties with limited direct patient care during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases under the direct supervision of an RN.  RN – applies knowledge of illnesses, injuries, and diseases using available resources in the assessment process.  Documents nursing assessments and intervention. Communicates information to peers, supervisors, physicians.  Surgery Tech – handles instruments, supplies, and equipment essential to the surgical procedure.  Displays understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates needs of the surgeon.  Functions collaboratively with the medical staff and other disciplines to provide and enhance patient care.  Maintains the sterile field.  Cleans and prepares instruments for disinfection and terminal sterilization.  RN – must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program and have a current Iowa license.  Surgery Tech – must have certification in Surgical Technology.  Certification in Basic Life Support is required within three months of date of hire.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required within 12 months of hire.