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Theatre Registered Nurse – Scrub Scout, Recovery & Anaesthetics

You are a passionate nurse with excellent people skills and thrive on the challenge of providing patients with the highest standard of care with Perioperative experience 

We are seeking a Full Time or Part Time Registered Nurses with experience in  scrubbing, Scout, Anaesthetic and Recovery.  The position offered on either a full-time or permanent part-time basis as mutually agreed.

Competitive Salary Package paying between $30-$50 per hour depending on increment year and level

Scrub Scout Nurse:

  • Functions as a member of the health care team
  • Facilitates effective communication with the team
  • Confirm patient identification, consent and perform “time out” as per policy
  • Ensure instruments for procedure are available and sterile
  • Scrub in accordance to acorn standards
  • Prepare surgical setup immediately prior to commencement of procedure
  • Perform surgical count with circulating nurse as per acorn standards
  • Anticipate needs of surgeon
  • Ensure aseptic technique is adhered to
  • Adhere to safety requirements to prevent injury to patients and staff
  • Ensure legal documentation is complete
  • Ensures waste / disposables are handled in the correct manner. Confirms patient identification, valid consent, allergies, fasting status
  • Ensures availability of necessary equipment, instruments and sterile stock
  • Performs surgical count with scrub nurse as per ACORN standards and ensures documentation is complete
  • Monitors aseptic technique throughout procedure
  • Is aware of safety requirements to prevent injury to patients and staff
  • Liaise with the greater health care team/ reception
  • Ensures comprehensive handover to recovery nurse  

Anaesthetic Nurse:

  • Functions as a member of the health care team
  • Facilitates effective communication
  • Provides dedicated assistance to the anaesthetist
  • Confirms patient identification, correct operative site, valid consent, allergies, fasting status and medical and surgical history
  • Ensures anaesthetic equipment is available and functional
  • Remain with the patient prior to and during induction
  • Provides appropriate explanations
  • Assists with positioning of patient
  • Monitors clinical responses
  • Assists and anticipates needs of the anaesthetist
  • Is aware of safety precautions to prevent injury

Recovery Nurse:

  • Functions as a member of the health care team
  • Facilitates effective communication
  • Is familiar with the area, emergency equipment and protocols
  • Competent in airway management
  • Seeks support and advice for medical assistance as required
  • Receives verbal handover from scout and anaesthetist
  • Monitors and responds to clinical needs
  • Assess pain relief and ensures prompt administration of analgesia
  • Documents on recovery chart all observations
  • Ensure appropriate   handover on discharge

If this sounds like you, please forward your Cover Letter and Resume to Sharon Eden at [email protected] or call for a confidential chat on 08 7421 4437

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