Perioperative Nurse (Apple Hill Surgical Center)

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 56782

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Position Summary:



General Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Administrative Director, provides patient care and professional nursing services in
pre-, intra- and postoperative areas, normally in an outpatient setting. Assists physicians during operative procedures
and in providing care to patients. Instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients.
3 Writes initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions and develops individual care plans for patients.
4 Prepares the operating room for cases by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of case.
5 Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning. Monitors and restocks supplies.
6 Prepares patients preoperatively for surgical procedures.
7 Assists the surgical team during operative procedures.
8 Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
9 Assists in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures and sponges.
10 Assists in patient care related activities such as starting IV solutions and inserting tubes.
11 Administers postoperative care by monitoring status and observing for postoperative complications.
12 Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
13 Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.
14 Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.

Required Skills

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree


Minimum Experience

1 - 2 years


Min Field Of Expertise Medical/Surgical nursing

Req Cert/Registration Registration and current RN license in PA; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Diversity & Inclusion at WellSpan

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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