Employee Profiles: Scott, Operating Room Registered Nurse
Scott is an operating room registered nurse employed by the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation:
"As an operating room RN, I act as a patient advocate during the operative period, helping with patient safety.
"I am aware of the necessary equipment for all of the specific surgeries and its location, and of needed medications for specific surgeries and their use/safety. I supervise non-RN staff in the operating room as needed. I provide accurate documentation of the OR procedure for the patient record.
"I enjoy helping patients in a stressful situation and establishing trust with a patient in a very short time (five minutes or so) and seeing them relax with my help.
"I enjoy the variation in my job that it is different everyday with different people, procedures, and being part of a team that has successful outcomes."