Vascular Surgery- RN-PT

Main Campus - 1272 Garrison Drive, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America Req #535
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Policy Name

OR Nurse Job Description and Responsibilities


Vascular Surgery

Effective Date

Last Revision

Policy Owner

Clinic Manager

Policy Description and Purpose: Managing patient care involves a team of clinical and nonclinical staff interacting with patients and working to achieve patient-centered care. Job descriptions and responsibilities of the care team emphasize a team-based approach to patient care and promote training of team members to meet the highest level of function allowed by state law.

Procedure: The job description and responsibilities are defined for OR Nurse in the Vascular Surgery department at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic below:

Job Title

Vascular Surgery OR Nurse

Job Description

To provide nursing support for Vascular Surgery or clinic-wide, when requested. OR Nurse must adhere to all policies and procedures of MMC and meet the needs of patient in a teamwork approach.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a surgical setting. Interactions with others in constant and interruptive.  There is possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, bodily fluids, and other conditions common to medical practice.  Varied activities including walking, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds), stooping, assisting patients and sitting for extended periods of time may occur.  Also, occasional stress from multiple responsibilities. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Represent MMC in a courteous and professional manner

  • Greet guests and incoming calls in a polite, prompt, and helpful manner

  • Be at your workstation on time and prepared to start the day

  • Email communication is utilized in this department for important messages and updates. Staff members are expected to read emails frequently.

  • Be flexible when asked to stay past your scheduled work time (as needed) to accommodate the needs of patients

  • Provide prompt, efficient, and accurate patient service

  • Meet or exceed patient, doctor, and staff expectations through a cooperative, teamwork approach

  • Ability to circulate, scrub, and assist all types of cases performed at the Vascular Surgery Angiography Suite

  • Assists with other tasks in support of the day to day operation of the Vascular Surgery Angiography Suite. This may include clerical or non-nursing duties. (i.e. stocking of supplies, washing instruments, etc.)

  • Assist team members in preparing the OR for surgery including preparations for next day procedures

  • Set up OR rooms; assist doctor/provider with procedures.

  • Completes all required paperwork.

  • With instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned

  • Sterilize and clean equipment after use

  • Utilize the Electronic Medical Record for all patient interactions and communication

  • Be knowledgeable and adhere to OSHA guidelines and MMC policies and procedures

  • With instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned

  • Specific Duties for Circulating Nurse and Pre and Post-OP Nurse are attached and should be reviewed with the clinic manager

Required Skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong skills in communicating effectively with co-workers, providers, and patients

  • Ability to conduct daily functions in an appropriate, professional, and compassionate manner

  • Ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks in an efficient and timely manner

  • Teamwork attitude

  • Flexibility to respond to changing demands

  • Ability to react calmly and competently in stressful situations

  • Effectively utilize computer systems and programs that are necessary to complete daily tasks

  • Appropriate assessment and assistance techniques

Education/Experience Requirements

  1. Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing with a current Tennessee nursing license, RN

  2. Basic Life Support certified

  3. Previous experience in an OR setting (1 year minimum) preferred

MMC Vision, Mission, and Values

Our vision is to be a leading contributor to community health through participation in programs that promote wellness, facilitate diagnosis, and enhance treatment of disease.

Our mission is to foster continuous improvement in community health through the delivery of quality, accessible medical and surgical care in a cost-effective manner to the residents of Middle Tennessee.

Our values guide our actions as we strive to carry out our mission.

  • A progressive approach to advances in medicine and changes in the health care delivery system

  • Responsive to patient and community needs

  • Collaborative with other physicians, hospitals, allied health providers and the community in improving health care

  • Professional, ethical and socially responsible

  • Team-oriented management and leadership

  • A positive, open and responsive work setting

*This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. It is not intended to serve, as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.


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Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Main Campus - 1272 Garrison Drive, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America