Lexington, KY, USA
Registered Nurses in the Operating Room (OR) at UK Good Samaritan Hospital provide care to pediatric, adult and geriatric patients before, during, and after surgery. The OR focuses on providing safe and efficient surgical care and treats patients in a variety of specialty areas including otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery, plastics, orthopedics, thyroid, and urology.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.