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OR Nurse Inpatient - Dr. P. Phillips Hospital - Surgery Dept. 1st Shift


OR Nurse Inpatient - Dr. P. Phillips Hospital - Surgery Dept. 1st Shift

Department: DPH Surgery
Variable Full Time
ReqID: req24097

Dr. P. Phillips Hospital (formerly Orlando Regional Sand Lake Hospital) is a full-service medical/surgical facility serving the residents of Southwest Orange County and Orlandos growing tourist population. In addition to a highly qualified team of nurses, support staff and physicians, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is equipped with the latest technology in diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular catheterization and angiography.

Specialize in Unparalleled Patient Care at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. With an international reputation for highly specialized care and state-of-the-art medicine, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is a 285-bed, full-service medical/surgical facility serving the needs of Southwest Orange County residents. In addition to being supported by a team of outstanding nurse leaders, top-quality support staff and world-renowned physicians, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital will take your skills and capabilities further with the latest tools and resources, as well as leading-edge technology in diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular catheterization and angiography. Here, we have built a reputation around solving complex challenges, hiring the best professionals and staff to lead our patients toward the best outcomes. We were selected as one of Modern Healthcares Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2020. We received this national distinction due to our success at creating an empowered, engaged and satisfied workforce. Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is also proud to be on the Magnet Journey, the highest award for Nursing Excellence! DPH has submitted their Magnet document in October 2020 and will be designated in 2022 as a Magnet facility.

The OR Nurse provides direct patient care in the inpatient perioperative setting.


  • For Team Members hired into this job prior to January 1, 2020: Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  • Effective January 1, 2020: New Hires and Team Members moved into this job and/or transferring Depts. must obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) within 36 months of placement.
  • Current national certification in area of practice may be required (CNOR, CRNFA).
  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and continuing education.
  • Meets all mandatory and developmental requirements for Orlando Health and unit/department.


  • Current RN license in the State of Florida renewed every two years.
  • Maintains current BLS/Healthcare Provider certification.
  • ACLS, NRP, PALS, TNCC are required for certain areas.


Two (2) years Surgery RN experience required. Based on area of assignment, specialty courses and specialty experience may be required. Able to meet job duties of OR Nurse I, Inpatient. Must meet perioperative specific performance competencies.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, assesses the data reflective of the patients status and interprets the necessary information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to age-specific needs
  • Serves as a preceptor, mentor, or super user. Serves as a coach in evaluating and validating colleagues clinical judgment.
  • Comfortable seeking multidisciplinary consultation.
  • Documents patient care in a knowledgeable, skillful, and consistent manner, meeting all required and regulatory standards.
  • Prioritizes patient care in an ongoing manner in accordance with Standards of Care and Practice.
  • Practices effective problem identification and resolution. Collects and interprets complex patient data. Focuses on key elements of situation while sorting out extraneous details.
  • Delegates tasks and duties to healthcare team members in accordance with the patients needs and the team members capabilities and qualifications.
  • Communicates appropriate information regarding patient condition to other health care team members.
  • Collects and assesses patient health data guided by the application of knowledge of physiological and psychological principles and experience, which is essential to establishing a nursing diagnosis and predicting outcomes. Pertinent data include, but are not limited to:
    • Current medical diagnoses and therapies
    • Physical status and physiological responses
    • Psychosocial status of the patient
    • Cultural, spiritual, and lifestyle information
    • The individuals understanding, perceptions, and expectations of the procedure
    • Previous responses to illness, hospitalizations, and surgical, therapeutic, or diagnostic procedures; and
    • Results of diagnostic studies
  • Identifies expected outcomes unique to the patient. Outcomes should include, but are not limited to:
    • Absence of infection
    • Maintenance of skin integrity
    • Absence of adverse effects through proper use of safety measures related to positioning, extraneous objects, and chemical, physical, and electrical hazards
    • Maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance
    • Knowledge of the patient and significant others of the physiological and psychological responses to surgical intervention; and
    • Participation of the patient and significant others in the rehabilitation process
  • Develops a plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes. Examples of interventions performed include, but are not limited to:
    • Provision of information and supportive Perioperative teaching specifically related to the surgical intervention and nursing care. Preserves and protects the confidentiality, autonomy, dignity, and rights of the patient.
    • Identification of the patient
    • Verification of the surgical site
    • Verification of the operative consent and reports of essential diagnostic procedures
    • Positioning according to physiological principles
    • Adherence to principles of asepsis
    • Provision of appropriate and properly functioning equipment and supplies for the patient
    • Provision for comfort measures and supportive care to the patient
    • Environmental monitoring and safety
    • Evaluation of outcomes in relation to the identified interventions
    • Communication of intraoperative information to significant others and the health care team to provide for continuity of care
    • Maintains a safe and caring environment for the patient, and
    • Manages both emotional and physical pain and promotes comfort based on standards and protocols
  • Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.
  • Evaluates the patients progress toward attainment of outcomes. The OR Nurse II, Inpatient systematically evaluates the quality, safety, and appropriateness of nursing practice. Such activities may include:
    • Identifying and assigning responsibility for monitoring and evaluation activities
    • Delineating the scope of patient care activities or services
    • Identifying dimensions of performance
    • Developing quality indicators for each identified dimension of performance
    • Establishing thresholds for evaluation of the quality indicators
    • Collecting data related to the dimensions of performance and indicators
    • Evaluating care based on the cumulative data collected
    • Taking actions to improve care of services
    • Assessing the effectiveness of the action(s) taken and documenting the outcomes
    • Communicating the data organization-wide, and
    • Effectively communicates and negotiates needed changes in a patients plan of care.
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, efficiency, environmental concerns, and cost in planning and delivering patient care.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability when responding to situations and efficiently uses existing resources. Uses untapped and alternative clinical resources as necessary.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Participates in process improvement activities as assigned.
  • Applies ethical principles in supporting moral and legal issues and rights of patients and families.
  • Practices efficient use of supplies and maintains a clean, safe, and organized work area.
  • Attends staff development in-services, department meetings, and/or nursing committee meetings.
  • Collaborates with management team to identify professional development needs.
  • Serves on hospital, department, and/or nursing committees as required.

ADDRESS: 9400 Turkey Lake Rd. (Dr. P. Phillips Hospital) Orlando FL 32819


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