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Registered Nurse (RN) – PeriOp 101 – Operating Room

Ochsner Health

This is a Full-time position in Slidell, LA posted July 16, 2021.

This job is considered a leader in the provision of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act, ANA Code for Nurses and Scope & Standards of Practice.

The RN effectively delegates, directs and assists licensed and ancillary team members; assumes accountability for quality patient outcomes; exhibits sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and religious diversity in all interactions; maintains involvement in activities aimed toward the achievement of unit and the department’s strategic goals and objectives and demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability for his/her own practice and supports the company’s philosophy of nursing.

The Periop 101 course is a 4-6 month training program to become a skilled perioperative nurse.

This comprehensive course is designed to include 6 weeks of classroom training by a AORN certified educator.

After the initial classroom period is over, each participant will be preceptored and mentored in a variety of surgical specialties by experienced perioperative nurses.

These clinical rotations are designed to give participants exposure in each specialty as they develop their circulating surgical nursing skills.

Upon completion of the course, nurses are offered full-time positions in a perioperative specialty with Ochsner.

Expected Start Date
– July


– Registered Nurse DiplomaPreferred
– Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Work Experience Required
– Experience working with and maintaining confidential information.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.Preferred
– Leadership skills / experience directly supervising or managing others

Basic computer skills


– Current RN License in the state of practice

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association

– Certification in clinical specialty area

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Strong organizational skills and detailed oriented.

Good time management skills and self-directed.

Demonstrates good judgement.

Good interpersonal skills.

Delegation skills.

Job Duties
Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient care.

Assesses learning needs and implement teaching strategies appropriate for the diverse needs of the patient, family and other groups or disciplines.

Communicates, delegates and manages nursing team resources (human and fiscal) properly and serves as a leader and partner on the Interdisciplinary Team.

Utilizes data, information and knowledge to evaluate and promote change in order to achieve optimal outcomes.

Embraces concepts and behaviors that enhance customer satisfaction and employee morale and improvement in the profession of nursing.

Other related duties as required.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work
– Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.

Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work.

Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.

NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste.

The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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