To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
We are seeking energetic candidates who are passionate about a career in the operating room.
The Main Operating Room is a high acuity surgery unit that serves patients of all ages and is open twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. Located on the third floor, the unit is a 12 room suite comprised of nine rooms, one room for trauma, one room for add-ons and a hybrid room. The Multidisciplinary team collaborates to enable the patient to return to an optimal level of function, tending to the physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.
The Periop 101 Program is a structured comprehensive eight month program for registered nurses.
SCOPE OF PROGRAM:
The Periop 101 is an all-inclusive educational program developed by the Association of Perioperative Nursing (AORN). This program is designed to prepare registered nurses without previous perioperative experience for a career in the operating room as entry-level, perioperative registered nurses.
Our residency is a two part program that combines standardized, evidence-based, online curriculum with hands-on skills labs and a clinical practicum. Part 1 is a two month program that focuses on classroom, computer, and simulation training. This didactic portion is the foundations and fundamentals of operating room nursing. Part two includes full immersion into clinical rotations. Successful completion of the Periop 101 exam (80% or higher) is required to continue to full clinical rotations at week nine. Clinical experience will consist of training in all service lines during the remaining six-months. Nurses will become proficient in scrubbing and circulating (primary duty).
Periop 101 nurses will be paired with service-line preceptors (Neurology, Vascular, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Urology, Plastics, General, and Robotics) during the program to complete clinical practice. Preceptors will complete evaluations at specific intervals.
All Periop 101 nurses will begin the program on the scheduled NEO start date. The program will take place Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1530 for the first two months. Clinical rotations hours may vary as needed to complete the residency training.
Please include cover letter and statement of ‘why you want to be in the operating room’ with application.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred. Those with a Diploma or Associate's Degree need to show evidence that they are actively enrolled in a BSN or MSN program.
Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) training must be obtained prior to employment or within one (1) month of hire. Other specialty trainings/certifications, if required for your practice setting, must be obtained within twenty-four (24) months of hire. This includes, but is not limited to ACLS, TNCC, ENPC, PALS, NRP, EFM, and ONC. RN must maintain required specialty trainings/certifications at all times during employment. If any training/certification expires, the RN will be suspended until it is obtained and documented.
Good interpersonal skills. Successful completion of orientation.
Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.