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St. James Parish Hospital is now hiring a Perioperative Registered Nurse (RN) to deliver safe, effective and quality care for patients pre, intra and post-operatively. This position includes a Monday through Friday work week and no holidays, weekends or call. The Registered Nurse will promote the mission, vision and values of the organization and provide care to patients through interdisciplinary collaboration according to policy and procedures, job description and standards of performance.


  • Performs routine physical/psychosocial assessment to collect basic data: follows the written plan of care, standards, practice guidelines, and utilizes pathways
  • Recognizes abnormal assessment data and incorporates findings into the plan of care: validates and revises expected outcomes based on assessment
  • Ability to implement physician orders and to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and performs patient care activities to include procedures, therapies, tests and patient education to achieve the desired outcomes. Evaluates and documents effectiveness of care given
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
  • Knowledge of medication and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family, including age, and physical disabilities.
  • Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers
  • Communicates in an effective and efficient manner with all documentation, and with all coworkers, patients, visitors, and physicians
  • Demonstrates ability to carry out skills as outlined in skill/orientation checklist and competency assessment
  • Initiates discharge planning and the discharge process using appropriate forms, including medication reconciliation, patient education documents, with involvement of family members as necessary, with proper documentation
  • Accurately documents all aspects of patient care per documentation standards.
  • Ability to operate all computer systems in the department (Cerner, Zebra Handheld Devices and Omnicell)




Drug Test
Background check
Current BLS, ACLS, PALS and CPI certification (as per department requirements)
Recent appropriate nursing experience (within past 4 years) or completion of special on-the-job training program
Interpersonal skills
Endoscopy Experience (preferred)
Physical/Emotional Stamina
Communication/writing skills

Education Required:

Graduated from an accredited school of nursing, Registered Nurse License through State Board of Louisiana


8 Hour Day-Shift (no holidays, weekends or call)

Apply Online

You will be directed to St. James Parish Hospital’s Workforce Management System to complete your application. Click the appropriate link below.

External Applicants

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Internal Applicants:

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