Vision Innovation Partners

Registered Nurse

Location : Location
Ophthalmic Associates | Johnstown (Downtown)
Clinical Support
Position Type

Who We Are

Vision Innovation Partners provides expert management and support to the leading providers of comprehensive eye care services in the Mid-Atlantic Region. At Vision Innovation Partners, our passion is to support our practices to provide excellent vision care to patients, treating the whole person with genuine empathy and kindness. We support skilled eye care practitioners in implementing the latest operational and surgical advancements and techniques. Our priority is to enable providers to do what they do best: improve each patient’s life through supportive vision care.


The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible to perform a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. The RN should possess clinical knowledge and skills to meet standards as required by specific clinical areas, and be an advocate for patients with strong communication skills and critical thinking.   


General Summary of Duties:  

The RN will contribute to the company’s mission and vision by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care rendered preoperative and postoperative until patient is dismissed from the facility. The RN collaborates with physicians and other team members to assess, plan implement and evaluate an individualized plan of care. 



Operational Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:  

  • Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the peri-operative nurse in accordance with AORN and other regulatory standards of practice.  
  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and has the ability to oversee the instrument and equipment set-up, prepare for the case utilizing preference cards, and anticipates needs of surgeon.  
  • Coordinates and oversees the room during a case as the circulator.  
  • Facilitates effective and efficient transition between surgical procedures.  
  • Utilizes preference cards and updates as necessary.  
  • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients, stretchers, and OR tables to prevent injury to patient and self.  
  • Demonstrates knowledge/understanding of management of patient, including being available to anesthesia during intubation and extubation, assisting as needed in sudden changes in patient condition i.e. cardiopulmonary arrest, Malignant Hyperthermia, etc., and being readily available to assist as directed.  
  • Performs thorough patient interview and assessment in accordance with procedure and assures an appropriate, detailed time out process is done according to policy.  
  • Consistently reviews charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure. Assures appropriate consent, H/P, diagnostic reports, and relevant information are on chart prior to the start of procedure.  
  • Ensures that H/P is a complete full examination of all body systems and dated within 30-days prior to procedure.  
  • Ensures that H/P, orders for the procedure, and consent form are consistent prior to placing in medical chart.  
  • Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current practice (i.e. review physician orders, pre-op antibiotics, preparing/labeling medications on/off field, utilizing the 7 medication rights, identifying high alert medications, conducting independent double checks when indicated, and narcotic waste, etc.). Assures only licensed personnel administer medications.  
  • Relays appropriate hand off communication to PACU staff to ensure continuity of care.  
  • Performs nurse circulator duties as assigned.  

What We Offer

Required Experience:   

  • Minimum 2 years experience in an operating room setting; preferably in ophthalmology.   


  • Active RN license as required by state of employment or appropriate compact licensure.  
  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.  
  • Valid BCLS, ACLS & PALS Certifications required upon employment (Must be through American Heart Association, online certification not acceptable).   

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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