Registered Nurse - CCOFS University

April 23rd, 2024

Charlotte, NC | Clinical Position

Functions as a member of the surgical team to provide professional nursing care. Performs nursing activities in the operating room. Answers patient needs by assisting the physician and person responsible for anesthesia care. Monitoring patient post anesthesia care unit. Starts IV’s and assists with conscious sedation and post sedation monitoring. Indirectly reports to Provider.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Practice.
    • Supports, and performs according to, approved policies and procedures.
    • Supports risk management and participates in programs directed to patient and staff safety.
    • Considers patient rights in performance of job duties and responsibilities.
    • Contributes to the quality management process; identifies role and contributions upon request.
  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities.
    • Reports observed or suspected violations, hazards, and noncompliance according to practice policy.
    • Observes safety measures in performance of job duties and responsibilities.
    • Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure.
    • Objectively evaluates suggestions, grievances, and processes to identify opportunities to improve performance and quality of care
    • Communicates effectively and professionally using a translator when necessary.
    • Documents that information received from the patient is disseminated to the appropriate people or departments
  • Maintains and promotes professional competence through continuing education and other learning experiences.
    • Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities.
    • Objectively evaluates suggestions or criticisms and attempts to improve.
    • Attends and actively participates in meetings, committees, in services, seminars, workshops, conferences, quality management activities according to job responsibilities and Practice requirements.
  • Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician.
    • Accurately comprehends, interprets and documents verbal orders and direction.
    • Documents patient care records and other forms accurately according to Practice policy.
    • Accurately advises others responsible for patient care about the patient’s status.
  • Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient; maintains patient’s privacy and dignity.
    • Provides continuity of patient care by communicating with other patient care personnel and documenting records appropriately.
    • Participates in maintaining current nursing practice standards; enforces the implementation of the standards to provide quality patient care.
  • Performs nursing duties and responsibilities.
    • Performs designated nursing duties (starting IV’s, giving medications, drawing blood, etc.).
    • Drug counts, drawing up medications
    • Main responsible party for checking crash cart or act as support person
    • Reviews schedule at least one week in advance and prepare as necessary (make sure implants, abutments, splints, stents, etc. are available at the appropriate office).
    • Assists doctors with surgical procedures (extractions, biopsies, implants, bone grafts, etc.); suction, irrigation, pass instruments, cut sutures, etc.
    • Performs office procedures as directed (remove surgical splints, fit splints, remove sutures, place packs, etc.).
    • Assists doctors in OR cases
    • Communicates with sales reps and OR staff to notify of special needs for OR cases.
    • Prepares patient and room set-up for appropriate procedure/exam.
    • Reviews post-op instructions with surgery patients.
    • Reviews charts/paperwork before doctor sees patient; completes appropriate paperwork.
    • Collects and enters comprehensive and precise information into the electronic medical record (EMR).
    • Utilizes the EMR and any supplementary clinical applications relevant to daily job duties.
    • Participates in all mandatory EMR and clinical application training and optimization opportunities.
    • Helps in workroom and with restocking clinical supplies.
    • Utilizes computer system (time clock, reviewing schedules, scheduling appointments, etc.).
    • Adheres to OSHA, HIPPA, and all office policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as directed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Nursing; Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  • Current state licensure
  • CPR certification
  • ACLS and PALS
  • Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification (DAANCE) or obtained within 1 year of hire date
  • Ambulatory or Oral and Maxillofacial surgery experience (preferred)
  • NC dental x-ray certification (preferred)

Accept All Necessary Only