Staff Nurse (RN) Operating Room-as needed-Ahoskie NC

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Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Part Time



About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.



  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and diagnosis of the patient/client.
  • Systematically assesses patient’s overall clinical status.
  • Acquires and evaluates clinical data from studies, measurements, and monitoring, with consideration for the age and diagnosis of the patient, and reports to/consults with MD as needed.
  • Initiates a nursing care plan upon admission to the OR, identifying primary problem, other active problems, goals and interventions.
  • Updates care plan relative to the progress toward goals and progress toward meeting discharge criteria from the OR.
  • Initiates nursing care, evaluating and monitoring patients' responses to such care, and modifying the prescribed therapy, involving MD when warranted, to achieve desired therapeutic objectives.
  • Provides/records all pre and post op patient and family education based on learning assessment in patient medical record.
  • Provides nursing and ordered therapeutic interventions according to current standards of care.
  • Incorporates department protocol driven care appropriately to direct clinical practice.
  • Uses universal precautions appropriately and performs proper hand washing and scrubbing techniques according to infection control policy.
  • Proactive in assuring that adequate stock is available and in date.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Uses department “scripts” to effectively communicate with other departments, patients, families, coworkers and students in person or over the phone.
  • Participates in life-support activities as required, responding to RRT and Code Blue emergencies as per unit/department protocol.
  • Demonstrates safe operation of all equipment in compliance with department policy, safety, disinfection, infection control and quality control standards.
  • As directed by the supervisor may have additional responsibility as charge nurse and/or preceptor for students and/or new employees.
  • Demonstrates effective computer skills for electronic charting, billing (as appropriate.  

Minimum Requirements

  • Current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina or temporary North Carolina licensure or meet requirements to hold RN licensure in a compact state.
  • Current BLS at time of hire and maintained during employment.
  • Advanced Life support certification. If not current at time of hire ,one must complete and maintain within first 12 months of employment. 

Preferred Requirements

  • Orthopedic experience preferred 

Other Information

  • Position is prn (as needed)
  • Operating Room open Monday-Thursday, 6:45am-3:00 pm
  • Call is required- 1 day a week- from 3:30 p.m to 7:00 a.m.
  • 1 weekend a month- Friday, 7am- Monday 7am
  • Please attach resume to on-line application. 


General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

Vidant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE Applications for Vidant Health and its subsidiary corporate entities are accepted and employees are chosen for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability.


Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Jones, Recruiter


Tel: (252) 209-3390

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