Plastic Surgery Nurse Job Description

A plastic surgery nurse is a nurse who specializes in caring for patients undergoing plastic surgery and other types of cosmetic medical procedures.

Plastic surgery nurses are trained in a variety of areas, including anesthesia, infection prevention, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and patient monitoring.

They typically work in hospitals under the supervision of an attending physician.

Plastic surgery nurses are often responsible for helping patients prepare for surgery, administering anesthesia, caring for the patient during surgery, and helping the patient recover from the surgery.

They evaluate patients’ physical and emotional health during pre- and postsurgical visits, and they conduct tests to detect infections, inflammation, and organ failure.

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Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a plastic surgery nurse who is passionate about their work and who is dedicated to providing the best possible care for their patients. We want a nurse who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their patients are comfortable and that they receive the best possible results.

Plastic Surgery Nurse Duties:

  • Performs nursing duties in accordance with current nursing and hospital policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Provides patient care in accordance with physician’s orders, policies, and procedures
  • in implementing physician’s orders
  • Monitors patient’s response to treatment and adjusts medication and treatments as needed
  • Participates in audits and quality assurance activities
  • Assists physicians with patient admissions and discharges
  • Assists physician in preparation of reports, charts, and records
  • Operates and maintains equipment and supplies
  • Assists physicians and other nursing staff with patient care
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities deemed necessary by Director of Nursing or Administrator

Plastic Surgery Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Current RN license in state or compact state
  • 3+ years of hospital experience in operating room and peds
  • Current BLS and ACLS
  • Intermediate to advanced patient care experience
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Assist surgeons with pre- and post-operative care of patients
  • Preparing patients for surgery, assisting in operating room, and assisting surgeon in post-op care
  • Assisting the surgeon during procedure, providing medical support, and assisting with postoperative care
  • Performing dressing changes, wound care, and IV insertions, and assisting with patient transfers
  • Assisting surgeon with case preparation including patient history and physical exam, preparing and labeling surgical instruments, and setting up operating room

Our company is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and age groups.

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