Number of Beds on Unit or Patients Seen in your Department:

 The Surgical Service unit has 3 OR’s  plus an Endoscopy Suite, 7  private preoperative rooms and a 5 bay PACU

Types of Patients Served:

General Surgery including Endoscopy, Orthopedics, Obstetrics, Gynecological, Pulmonology, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmic, Pain Treatment and Cardioversions

Ages of Patients (if applicable):

We serve the community of toddlers to the geriatric population

Certifications Required of Nurses to work in this Unit/Department (can include type of Nursing model used in your department if applicable):

ACLS, PALS   may be obtained in first and second year of hire respectively.

Certifications are encouraged after staff have worked in their specialty for 2 years. Areas of Certification are CNOR, CPAN, CAPA and SGNA. 

Personal Rewards of Working in this Unit/Department:

The Surgical Service  department focuses on the work life balance and offers a self-scheduling component. Staff lead process improvements within the department and often will cross train to other departments. There are always opportunities to learn new roles and responsibilities for professional growth.  Although NCH is a small rural hospital there are many complex cases that lead to a stimulating environment for learning. Leadership is supportive and offers nurturing in a face paced every changing environment.