Registered Nurse (RN) Ambulatory Surgery- Preop/PACU (Per Diem)

Geisinger Health System

Job Summary

Provides care to patients undergoing surgery by assisting with patient preparation and by circulating for various surgical procedures.

Job Duties

Coordinates room schedule and arrival of the patient in the Surgical Suite.

Communicates with family representatives to allay concerns.

Directs and coordinates nursing activities within assigned operating room.

Supervises and assists operative teams in aseptic technique.

Follows surgical procedures to anticipate needs of surgeon.

Observes, interprets, documents and reports signs indicative of changes in patients condition when patient receives local anesthesia.

Supervises ancillary personnel.

Maintains compliance with safety and preventative maintenance activities for all medicine and technical advanced equipment to minimize failures and unsafe conditions.

Cleans, sterilizes and prepares instruments, as needed, according to established protocols to ensure required levels of asepsis and availability.

Provide for accurate care and handling of specimens and cultures.

Assures proper handling of contaminated material.

Counts sponges, needles and instruments, per policy.

Assists in the cleaning and preparation of the OR between procedures.

Actively participates in the development and maintenance of an effective quality improvement program.

Safeguards patient from dangers and hazards.

Operates sterilizers as necessary.

Maintains compliance with the system policies and procedures, all nursing standards of care and practice, to include all regulatory agency requirements

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Hours: Per Diem- scheduled as needed- Dayshift

Weekends: None

On-Call: None

Travel: None

Preferred Experience: PreOp/PACU experience is strongly preferred


Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Nursing (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification – Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) – RNState of Pennsylvania

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.