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RN - Peri Op at Washington County Hospital and Clinics

Last updated: January 25, 2024

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Title RN - Peri Op
Company Washington County Hospital and Clinics
Location Washington, IA
Description RN - Peri Op

Job Details

Job Location

Washington Co Hospital - Washington, IA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift


Job Category

Health Care



This position is responsible for working with patients before, during and after Peri-Operative services. This position is expected to assess patients nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory into clinical practice. The position must be able to apply nursing theory to assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate safe patient care and continue to analyze ongoing assessment data to determine safe patient outcomes. This position requires State Licensure as Registered Nurse (RN) who will collaborate and integrate information from patient and family working with multi-disciplinary team members

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES(include but are not limited to the following)

  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across the multi-disciplinary team settings.
  • Openness to new approaches, methods or technology in the ever-changing healthcare setting
  • Provide a positive customer experience by involvement and resolution of customer concerns
  • Develops patient care plan using critical and analytical skills based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Effectively apply technical knowledge to problem solve and act as a role model and resource person for other staff members



  • Current license as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa or is eligible for reciprocity or has a work permit issued by the State of Iowa
  • 2-3 years experience as an operating nurse, preferred
  • Experience as a nurse providing perioperative care, preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for pediatric to geriatric patients.
  • BLS certification
  • For RN staff working in the Operating Room Suites, Endoscopy Suites and Post Anesthesia Care Unit the following is also required:
  • ACLS certified or willingness to complete within 1 year of hire.
  • PALS certified or willingness to complete within 1 year of hire


  • Demonstrates teamwork by working cooperatively with others on a team both internally within the department assigned and outside departments.
  • Manages change by showing the ability to demonstrate support for innovation and for organizational changes needed for performance improvement.
  • Demonstrates a consistent positive customer experience on a daily basis
  • Demonstrates critical and analytical thinking skills by a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
  • Demonstrates clinical and technical expertise in their area of licensure, certification or experienced area.
  • Competent in the theory and application in the care of the principles of the patient presenting for surgical or procedural care
  • Competent in the use of complex equipment found in the perioperative services area to include but not limited to; cautery, electric table, video equipment, scopes, airway equipment and suction equipment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with prevalent professional demeanor
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Supports and drives goals of the Company
  • High ethical standards
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing, and regulated environment
  • Display knowledge of care required by infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, school age, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.

Citation United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA)
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)
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