Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Published: October 10, 2018
Milwaukee, WI
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Come join our award winning team!  See What Is Possible….

  • Experienced RNs are eligible for a bonus of up to $10,000.
  • New graduate nurses are eligible for a bonus of up to $2,000.

    The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health care network is composed of an academic medical center, two community hospitals and more than 25 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics. The Froedtert & MCW health network offers exceptional care in the community and streamlined, coordinated access to specialty expertise, clinical trials and the full range of tertiary care capabilities of eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center when the need for more complex treatment arises.

    Froedtert Health has been widely recognized for our dedication to our staff, providing a work environment full of encouragement, innovation, collaboration and respect.

    We are honored to be recognized in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace by WorkplaceDynamics for five consecutive years. Our best-in-class wellness program has earned us recognition in the Milwaukee Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer and a Gold Well Workplace award from the Wellness Council of America.

    We invite you to review the job posting below.  If you meet the requirements and qualifications for this opportunity, you are encouraged to apply.

    Thank you for considering a career with Froedtert Health!

    Location: US:WI:MILWAUKEE at our FROEDTERT HOSPITAL facility. 

    FTE: 0.875000

    Shift: 3rd. Will work 7 days on, 7 days off 9pm-7am on the Ortho/Plastics Team.

    Froedtert Health sees our nurses as professionals and we are invested in seeing them deepen their skills by moving from novice to expert in particular procedures as well as broadening their skills by learning new procedures or services. At Froedtert we perform over 17 thousand surgeries annually. Many are very complex and require the highest level of expertise from all tem members.

    The Operating Room Nurse (OR RN) is an indispensable member of the surgical team. The OR RN performs:

  • Nursing activies during the intraoperative phase of the patient’s surgery.
  • Provides continuity of care throughout the perioperative period.
  • Uses scientific and behavioral practices with the eventual goal of meeting the individual needs of the patient who is undergoing surgical intervention.
  • Accompanies the patient from Procedure Arrival and Recovery to the OR.
  • Answers last minute questions patient or their family members may have.
  • Helps to position and prepare the patient on the table.
  • Assists in helping set up the room for surgery.
  • Often accompanies patient back to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PCAU) and reports relevant information to the PACU nurse.

    As an OR RN you can perform one of two vital roles during surgery: 1. Circulate outside the sterile field a. Obtaining and opening up supplies b. Positioning and calibrating equipment c. Sending specimens to the laboratory d. Hanging medications e. Recording intraoperative events and data f. Ensuring that the surgeon and others working at the surgicla field have what they need 2. Scrub as a member of the team a. Hand instruments to the surgeon as necessary b. Help to manipulate the patient and the wound to enable the surgeon to work effectively c. Receive instruments and supplies from the circulator.

    Nurses must be capable of circulating, or learn to circulate, but are encouraged to learn to scrub as well.

    At Froedtert Hospital we have many general nurses, but most nurses eventually choose, or are selected, for a service pod (i.e. specialization). This is an important aspect of their development as nurses.

    Pods include:

  • Neurosurgery/Ear/Nose/Throat/Oral

  • Orthopedics/Plastic Surgery

  • Gynecology/Urology

  • General/Endo/Oncology

  • Transplant/Vascular

  • Cardiac/Thoracic

  • Robotic

  • General/Endo/Oncology

    Froedtert Health follows the Standard and Recommended Practices for Perioperative Nursing by the AORN-the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses. We provide many opportunities for you to grow the depth and breadth of your expertise as an OR RN.

    Clinical competence and experience in the care and management of target patient populations specific to area of employment. Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice at a level normally acquired through completion of education at an accredited School of Nursing in order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse is required. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is preferred. Requires current state of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License or a Multi-state Nursing License from a participating state in the NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact). Mandatory BLS certification within 90 days of hire.

    We are proud to be an

    Equal Opportunity Employer who values and maintains an environment that attracts, recruits, engages and retains a diverse workforce.  As a federal contractor/subcontractor, we take affirmative action in employment based on race, sex, disability and status as a protected veteran.   We welcome protected veterans to share their priority consideration status with us at 262-439-1961.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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