Surgical Nurse Job Description

Surgical Nurse Job Description

October 15th, 2019

Also known as a Theatre Nurse or Scrub Nurse, a Surgical Nurse provides care to patients before, during, and after surgical procedures.

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We are looking for a Surgical Nurse to be responsible for preoperative patient care. The responsibilities of a Surgical Nurse include measuring and recording vitals, administering medication, and preparing patients for surgery.

To be successful as a Surgical Nurse, you should be calm and responsive, have the ability to perform under pressure, and be an effective communicator. Ultimately, a high-quality Surgical Nurse should be up-to-date with the latest developments in healthcare best practices.

Surgical Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Giving preoperative instructions.
  • Preparing patients for surgery.
  • Assisting the Anaesthetist and Surgeons when needed.
  • Sterilizing and marking incision sites.
  • Intervening when there are complications.
  • Administering medication.
  • Preparing the operating room.

Surgical Nurse Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • RN Licence.
  • Clinical experience.
  • Responsive in emergency situations.
  • Compassionate.

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