Provides direct patient care to neonate through geriatric patient populations.
Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to
the surgical environment. Assists with the maintenance of PACU equipment and
inventory. Participates in performance improvement activities. Responsible for
monitoring patient’s physiological status in the immediate postoperative
environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously, and
as needed, about patient conditions; receives direction for patient
management. Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis.
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
· Approaches patient in a kind, gentle and friendly manner.
· Gives patient explanations and verbal reassurances consistently.
· Responds to patient’s inappropriate behavior in a therapeutic manner.
· Demonstrates knowledge of perioperative factors that alter immediate
· Utilizes nursing procedures as a media for communication and interaction
· Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a
· Completes treatments as ordered or within one (1) hour, if appropriate.
· Demonstrates knowledge of airway management and procedures and the ability
to use the equipment.
· Demonstrates ability to assess cardio-respiratory systems for changes and
provides appropriate treatment.
· Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes
appropriate actions and documents.
· Adjusts and acts upon expectations of patient’s behavior, according to the
effect medication has on patient.
· Demonstrates ability to provide specific care to postoperative neonate,
pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
· Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments and special
· Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications
and parenteral fluids, according to hospital policies and procedures.
· Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for
· Carries out safety measures to prevent patient from harming him/herself or
· Coordinates patient care; gives explanations and teaching to patient/family,
· Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy.
· Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
· Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Texas.
· Current BCLS certification.
· Current ACLS certification.
· PALS certification preferred.
Basic EKG or Arrhythmia-identification certification preferred.
· Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the PACU/ICU.
Job Type: Full-time
* PACU/ICU: 1 year (Required)
* Texas Registered Nurse (Required)
* PALS (Preferred)
* BLS, ACLS (Required)