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Under direction, to plan, assign, and supervise the work of the nursing personnel assigned to operating rooms, clinics, and central supply units of an institution hospital; to do surgical nursing; and to do other related work.
Plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of a staff of nursing personnel assigned to operating rooms, clinics, and central supply units of an institution hospital; consults with physicians in scheduling patients for surgery and the use of operating rooms and clinics; supervises the preparation and maintenance of the operating rooms and care and sterilization of surgical instruments, dressings, and equipment; supervises and assists with immediate preoperative and postoperative nursing; assists surgeons during operations; reviews inventories and requisitions for the surgery, clinics and central supply; keeps surgical and clinical records.
Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a professional nurse in California as determined by the California Board of Registered Nurses. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Registered Nurses will be admitted to the examination, but they must possess all legal requirements as determined by that Board before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and
One year of experience performing the duties of a Surgical Nurse I in the California state service.
Two years of experience as a surgical nurse which shall have included one year in surgery as a scrub or circulating nurse, in a hospital approved by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, or in a California state institution. (Completion of one year of post-graduate training in surgical nursing may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
Knowledge of: Principles involved in general and surgical nursing; aseptic technique; principles of supervision; medical terminology and hospital routine; surgical instruments and equipment and proper methods for their care and maintenance; various types of anesthetics.
Skill in: Performing surgical nursing work.
Ability to: Make and apply surgical dressings skillfully; supervise the work of a group of nurses and attendants and work cooperatively with others.
Willingness to work in a State institution, alertness, patience, manual dexterity, reliability, keenness of observation, emotional stability, physical endurance, and freedom from communicable diseases.