RN Unit-Based Specialist, Operating Room (FT Days / 8's) KH Main

Kettering, OH

RN Unit-Based Specialist, Operating Room (FT Days / 8's) KH Main

Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


Campus Overview

Kettering Medical Center Overview 

  • Kettering Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Kettering Health Network and has been serving Kettering, Ohio and the Greater Dayton area since 1964.    
  • The facility includes the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Heart Hospital, maternity service with a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and level II Emergency Care.  
  • In 2020, Kettering Medical Center received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. 
  • Received 4 Star Baby-Friendly Hospital status by the Ohio Hospital Association. 
  • Awarded as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health in 2020. 
  • Kettering received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades (2017-2019). 
  • Accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department. 
  • 465-bed hospital (includes newborn beds) 

Responsibilities & Requirements



The Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care to patients in all settings in collaboration with other health care providers. The RN is accountable for his/her own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law.


Utilizing organizational resources the RN acts as a patient advocate for the delivery of safe care including delegation of care and participation in performance and practice improvement activities. The delivery of nursing care within the Kettering Health Network reflects the missions, vision, values and philosophies, of the organization and nursing departments.

The Registered Nurse reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager.


*The Staff Nurse Specialist is a staff nurse, who demonstrates solid performance, with additional responsibilities related to unit education and orientation.




Minimum Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (NLN or CCNE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred (must be completed within 5 years of hire) If hired after June of 2010,at KMCS, all other KHN facilities after Jan 2011.
  • A nurse who is returning to the acute care setting after five or more years may be required to provide evidence of successful completion of a refresher course

Requirements for Staff Nurse Specialist

  • Two years of experience in specialty; BSN degree preferred, must be completed within 4 years of hire to the role, certification preferred

Required Licenses and Certifications

  • [Ohio, United States] Registered Nurses Licensed in the state of Ohio as a Registered Nurse
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS, NRP, PALS as determined by unit scope of practice


  • Responsive to coaching to correct risky behaviors and applies learning to next situation
  • Demonstrates nursing clinical skills necessary to make pertinent and accurate assessments of the physical, psychological, spiritual and educational needs of the patient
  • Analyses collected data to establish and prioritize a list of actual and potential individualized age specific patient problems and/or needs
  • Develops a plan of care based on patient assessment, diagnosis and co-morbidities
  • Implements the plan of care and executes interventions provide safe quality care based on assessed needs, established standards of care.
  • Evaluates and modifies the care plan based on patient response
  • Appropriate delegation based on the patient’s care plan and skill level of the personnel.
  • Timely documents in the electronic medical record or the appropriate venue. Documentation reflects nursing care, patient response and associated pertinent information related to the care of the patient.
  • Demonstrates appropriate clinical judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to emergency situations
  • Verifies current patient medications and completes reconciliation documentation.
  • Safely administers medications utilizing the “five rights”.
  • Consistently informs patients when new medications are ordered, informs patients of the implications and possible side effects of these medications*
  • Aware of population specific quality indicators; practice reflects actions that support core measures.
  • Behavioral choices align with safe practice standards
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