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UnityPoint Health RN Operating Room in Muscatine, Iowa

Utilizing the nursing process, coordinates and implements care of patients within the OR under the direction of the OR Lead Nurse and the Director of Surgical Services. Prepares for surgical cases by reviewing resources and specific equipment guidelines, follows established departmental plan for room preparation and room turnaround by assisting with cleaning OR suites in between surgical procedures and putting away surgical supplies and equipment. Performs work of considerable difficulty. Represents nursing within Trinity Muscatine and works to improve the health of the communities we serve.

Key Accountability

  • Demonstrates competence in the skills, (critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical) necessary to carry out assigned duties as identified below. Demonstrated competence in recognizing and responding to patients physical, mental, emotional and developmental needs should be evaluated in relation to the patient populations served as appropriate for each responsibility.

  • Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, the alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

  • Consistently conforms to high standards of practice.

  • Assessment – collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation.

  • Completes physiological, psychological, spiritual, and educational assessment of the patient/family within established policy time frame.

  • Maintains ongoing assessment following established practice guidelines that accurately reflects patient status.

  • Documents nursing assessment clearly and concisely.

  • Notifies physician of pertinent changes in patient status.

  • Diagnosis – analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnoses or issues.

  • Updates, adds or deletes issues/problems as patient condition changes.

  • Outcomes Identification – identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation.

  • Identifies realistic and measurable outcomes which are complimentary to medical plan of care and centered on the patient’s and family’s/significant other’s needs and appropriate practice guidelines.

  • Planning – develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.

  • Collaborates with co-workers, physician, other disciplines, patient, and family to develop individualized plan of care to address patient diagnoses or issues that attains patient outcomes.

  • Revises plan of care based on evaluation of patient’s response.

  • Implementation – implements the identified plan.

  • Coordinates care delivery – Assumes responsibility for assigning and coordinating patient care with ancillary personnel consistent with patient needs, staff competencies and licensure.

  • Demonstrates competence in the administration of age appropriate patient care and implementation of physician orders.

  • Implements age appropriate patient care in accordance with established practice guidelines, policies, procedures, state and federal law.

  • Facilitates a healing environment for patients through an evaluation of current hospital practice as it relates to the individual patient’s welfare, i.e. patient needs for medical, emotional, and spiritual support.

  • Serves as a patient advocate.

  • Communicates response to care, i.e. documentation and verbal report.

  • Responsible for providing education for patients and their families regarding the patient’s procedures and processes.

  • Evaluation – evaluates progress towards attainment of outcomes.

  • Encourages feedback from the patient, families/significant others, peers, and other disciplines regarding perception of care provided to patients and utilizes feedback to improve patient care practices.

Education: Must be a graduate of accredited School of Nursing.

Experience: Previous OR experience preferred

License(s)/Certification(s): Valid Registered Nurse License in the State of Iowa.


  • Professionalism

  • Collaboration

  • Flexibility

  • Customer/Patient Focused

  • Managing priorities/deadlines

  • Motivation

  • Planning and organization skills

  • Problem solving

  • Team work

  • Technical aptitude-the ability to learn new systems quickly

Requisition ID: 2021-90515

Street: 1518 Mulberry Ave

Name: 6110 UnityPoint Health Muscatine Trinity

Name: Operating Room

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days

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