North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

RN - Surgery

Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Provides professional nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to care for patient within an assigned unit.


Coordinates care planning with other disciplines


Under the supervision and administration of the Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse of assigned Unit, the Staff RN is responsible for the nursing care in an assigned nursing unit or a portion of a nursing unit.



  • Promotes patient safety at all times.
  • Functions as the nursing leader of the nursing team he/she is assigned by the OR supervisor, assistant or designee.
  • Is responsible for circulating in the room assigned.
  • Promotes harmonious relationship within the unit group of physicians and nursing personnel.
  • Checks charts for necessary records:
    • H&P or note dictated
    • Surgery Pre-Op checklist completed
    • Anesthia record
    • Surgery permits properly signed
    • Necessary lab and x-ray reports
  • Responsible for proper positioning of patients and skin preparation
  • Responsible for meticulous observance of aseptic technique by all groups (medial and nursing)
  • Responsible for completion of sponge count, needle count and instrument count when indicated
  • Complete patient charges and nursing notes
  • Responsible for seeing that specimen is properly cared for
  • Must be able to take call
  • Keeps the OR supervisor informed of nursing and staff problems




Graduate of an accredite school of nursing

If CNOR, continuing education requirements for re-certification is 150 in 5 years




Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:


Current RN licensure

BLS certification required

ACLS certification within one year

CNOR certification, though not required, is a benefit

Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Must be able to communicate with physicians, all levels of hospital personnel, patients, visitors and families.

Pass pharmacology test given by NARMC with a score of 80% or above.

Post-orientation, demonstrate knowledge as to patient care, medications, ability to recognize emergency situations then take appropriate actions.

Knowledge of methods peculiar to OR nursing or complete on-the-job training

Will not function as RN-circulating capacity until approved by OR supervisor

Knowledge of hospital and OR policies and procedures

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English


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