Overview:
This internship cohort is set to begin mid-June 2020.

The Operating Room Internship is designed to provide the intern with basic OR circulating skills and knowledge by rotating through each of our Operating Rooms.

The Operating Room Internship is a paid, supervised program for new graduates and experienced nurses. At the completion of the Operating Room Internship, the intern will be hired into one of the Operating Rooms within our healthcare system. Upon hire and prior to starting the program, the employee will be required to sign a committment contract.

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This Operating Room Internship is a great opportunity for registered nurses without OR experience to gain that experience and break into this field. We are a great place to learn OR nursing because we continually add new procedures and equipment. You never stop learning here at University of Utah Health! This position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.
This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

https://healthcare.utah.edu/nursinginnovation/spotlightonthrive

Specific Responsibilities:

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

Qualifications and Experience:

Qualifications

Licenses Required

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Registered Nurse - Operating Room Internship

University of Utah Health Care

Nursing Internship

Overview:
This internship cohort is set to begin mid-June 2020.

The Operating Room Internship is designed to provide the intern with basic OR circulating skills and knowledge by rotating through each of our Operating Rooms.

The Operating Room Internship is a paid, supervised program for new graduates and experienced nurses. At the completion of the Operating Room Internship, the intern will be hired into one of the Operating Rooms within our healthcare system. Upon hire and prior to starting the program, the employee will be required to sign a committment contract.

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This Operating Room Internship is a great opportunity for registered nurses without OR experience to gain that experience and break into this field. We are a great place to learn OR nursing because we continually add new procedures and equipment. You never stop learning here at University of Utah Health! This position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.
This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

https://healthcare.utah.edu/nursinginnovation/spotlightonthrive

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.
  • Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.
  • Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient’s record.
  • Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals.
  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.
  • Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.
  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.
  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.
  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
  • Ability to provide care to the population served.
  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour, extended or alternative shifts.
  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.
  • Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
Qualifications and Experience:

Qualifications

Licenses Required

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. If not changing state of practice to Utah, current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in a state covered by the Interstate Compact.
  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.