Full Time Days
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.
* Utilizes nursing procedures as a media for communication and interaction with patient.
* Demonstrates knowledge of perioperative factors that alter immediate postoperative phase.
* Demonstrates ability to assess cardio-respiratory systems for changes and provides appropriate treatment.
* Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, according to hospital policies and procedures.
* Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
* Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
* Clearly documents in charting ideas, facts and concepts about the patient. Documentation is completed within shift; meets standards, policies and procedures.
* Communicates effectively and thoroughly the patient’s condition upon transfer from PACU to the receiving patient care unit Registered Nurse.
* Other duties as assigned
* 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.