Registered Nurse - Periop

at Spectrum Healthcare Partners in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Company Overview

Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine’s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire. POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse PERIOP encompasses all three phases of surgery (the pre-, intra- and post- operative stages) and provides, manages, teaches, and studies the care of patients undergoing surgery or other procedures. This is a fully benefit-eligible position. 4 days per week, 9-hour days. Variable hours of 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM for OR. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM or 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PACU. No nights, call, weekends. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

+ Establishes an environment of safety for the surgical patient.

+ Assesses, diagnoses, implements, and evaluates treatments and procedures that contribute to the physiological stability for the surgical patient.

+ Demonstrates knowledge regarding the psychologic, sociologic, and spiritual responses of patients and their families to the operative or other procedure, including participation of patients in their recovery.

+ Supports patient rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent, and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and support of the patient’s value system.

+ Demonstrates knowledge of the health system environment and administrative issues that impact job performance, patient safety, and ethical considerations.

+ Ensure that all physician orders are carried out appropriately and timely

+ Gather and ensure that proper supplies and equipment are available in the OR and for the operation

+ Assists and passes medical instrument or other objects to surgeon as needed during operation

+ Obtains concurrent vital signs to detect deviations from expected normal values and assesses condition

+ Supports patient rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent, and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and support of the patient’s value system

+ Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient to assure they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible

+ Maintains consistent and accurate patient care documentation


+ Consistently performs hand hygiene practices for the prevention of infection

+ Assume duties within or out of the sterile field as assigned

+ Demonstrates professionalism at all times

+ Responsible for maintaining licensure and relevant certifications; ongoing personal and professional growth and development

+ Keeps abreast of current issues involving patient care or practice issues by attending and participating in department, team and practice meetings

+ Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment

+ Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues

+ Support the Company’s Vision and Values

+ Performs other duties necessary to maintain the overall efficiency and continuity of the surgery center


+ Registered Nurse degree from an accredited school of nursing

+ Active State of Maine Nursing license or eligible for licensure

+ Broad knowledge of nursing in an ambulatory surgery center setting with emphasis on surgical risk factors, patient pre-intra-and post-operative learning needs

+ Previous experience as a Registered Nurse in a surgical setting

+ Orthopedic nursing experience helpful

+ Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required; PALS certification required within 6 months and no later than one year from date of hire.

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff

+ Skill in time management, prioritizing and medical care coordination

+ Ability to organize and accomplish tasks, and have the flexibility to meet changing demands on daily basis

+ Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Ability to project and maintain a professional image

+ Ability to work independently and excel as part of a team

+ Excellent customer service skills

+ Proficient computer skills


+ Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse

+ Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record keeping materials

+ Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone & voice mail system, stationary/lap top computer, e-mail system, scanner, and copier

+ Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently

+ Walks frequently

+ May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time

+ Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood borne pathogens

+ Occasional reaching, twisting, bending


+ Health Insurance (80% company paid)

+ Health Savings Account (Company Match: $3,000 family plan / $1625 individual plan)

+ Dental & Vision Insurance Plans

+ 401(k) Match and Profit-Sharing Plan

+ Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (company paid)

+ Long-term Disability Insurance (company paid)

+ Short-term Disability Insurance (company paid)

+ Generous paid time off

+ Voluntary, Employee-Paid Benefits

+ Medical Reimbursement Plan

+ Dependent Care Plan

Spectrum Orthopaedics was recently named the winner of the Best of the 207 Orthopaedics award!

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Job Posting: JC252625949

Posted On: Dec 16, 2023

Updated On: Mar 18, 2024

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