Staff Registered Nurse-Surgery (PRN)

Wabash General Hospital District
Mount Carmel

Job Description

Department: Surgery Responsibilities: The Surgical RN has responsibilities to perform duties in all areas of the unit: Central Supply, Recovery Room, Major and Minor surgery areas, as well as Same Day Surgery. Using the nursing process, each patient is assessed and a plan of care developed and implemented for patients of all ages, including infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Also acts as educator preoperatively when discussing case with patient and postoperatively when giving discharge instructions. The Surgery RN is responsible for management of airway (O2, ET tube and suctioning techniques), chest drainage tubes, catheters (urethral, suprapubic, and 3-way irrigation), IV lines, central lines, administration of blood and blood products, and suction equipment. Other knowledge includes monitoring laparoscopic, orthopedic, arthroscopic, and general surgical equipment. The OR nurse participates in Quality Improvement, Quality Control, narcotic counts, submission of daily charges and statistics, updates chart, reviews test results and understands significance.


-Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. -Licensed and current registration as a professional nurse in the State of Illinois. -Prefer OR or SDS/PACU experience. -Current CPR and ACLS Certification. -Clinical experience preferred, but not required. -Good working knowledge of the nursing process and strong nursing practice skills including physical assessment skills. -Proof of current coronary care or intensive care training. -May be required to work any day of the week including holidays and weekends. -Great deal of walking, lifting, stooping, bending and pushing.

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Contact Information

Wabash General Hospital Human Resources Department 1418 College Drive Mount Carmel, IL 62863 Phone: 618-262-8621 Fax: 618-263-6461


varies 1st and 2nd; less than 32 hours per pay

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