Registered Nurse – Surgical Services

Staffing Management Group

Job Summary:

Registered Nurses in Surgical Services deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process. They collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Nurses interact effectively with patients and their significant others, maintaining the standards of professional nursing. Registered Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care based on the application of scientific nursing principles. They must be well-versed in a wide variety of health conditions due to the broad range of medical issues they encounter.

Registered Nurses are also expected to participate in committee activities, surveys, and improvement initiatives, and to uphold the standards of the Texas Nurse Practice Act.

Surgical Services Registered Nurses care for patients undergoing surgical procedures across various specialties. They must manage a range of surgical conditions and adjust to the fast-paced, dynamic nature of the surgical environment, prioritizing patient care to maintain safety and efficiency.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing (Diploma, AD)

Minimum Work Experience:

  • No previous experience required

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse
  • ACLS to be completed within 90 days of hire
  • PALS or ENPC to be completed within 6 months of hire
  • BLS – must be completed before initiating patient contact
  • Additional relevant certifications as needed (e.g., CNOR)

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Self-initiative: actively contribute to surgical flow and throughput
  • Sense of urgency: provide safe, efficient, and effective care regardless of surgical complexity or volume
  • Adaptability: adjust constantly to meet surgical schedule changes and volume intensity
  • Professional appearance and decorum at all times
  • Ability to handle confidential information responsibly

Designated Driver:

  • No

OSHA Category:

  • 1 – High Risk
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