Jersey City Medical Center is the only 3rd Magnet Designated Hospital for Nursing Excellence in Hudson, Union, or Essex counties. The operating room is an exciting, dynamic and innovative place to work that provides exciting new challenges and professional development. A Registered Professional Operating Room Nurse is an integral part of the perioperative team and serves as an advocate for patients who are undergoing anesthesia and/or sedation. The Operating Room Nurse is responsible for managing nursing care within the O.R. through observing the surgical team from a broad perspective and assisting the team in creating and maintaining a safe, comfortable environment. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, coordinating complete nursing assessments and care for patients and participates in patient and family teaching for assigned patients within the Operating Room. The Registered Professional Nurse in the Operating Room provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary and other patient care team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the perioperative setting.
Must be able to scrub and circulate
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work with members of the perioperative team
Excellent observation skills
Knowledge of asepsis, infection control, and effects of anesthesia
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