PRN PreOP/PACU RN - Surgery Center

    United Surgical Partners International
    University park, TX
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $24.96 - $35.05

    Job Description


    Pre-operative Duties
    • Manage patients' admission processes to preoperative department in a hospital
    • Assess the status of patients' health in pre-op and ensure accuracy of identification wristband
    • Ensure that operative and informed consents are in order
    • Determine the surgeon and procedure being carried out
    • Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for surgical procedure
    • Initiate IVs and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure and attending medical staff
    Post-operative Duties
    • Assess patients' condition after a surgery has been performed
    • Ensure that all vitals are within normal range
    • Log all findings in patients' files
    • Answer patients' questions and ensure that they are kept comfortable
    • Make sure that all relevant IVs are in check
    • Develop individualized care plans based on each individual patient's condition
    • Ensure that the all nursing activities are carried out in accordance to individual patient care plan
    • Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the doctor
    • Initiate patient education programs to ensure that both patients and families are educated on procedures and medications
    • Determine when patients are ready to be moved to their rooms
    • Perform intervention duties in cases of post-operative emergencies
    • Record sedation levels and body temperature
    • Manage blood and fluid transfusions and draw specimens
    • Ensure that the post-operative space is clean and sanitized
    • Change bandages and dress surgical wounds
    Required Skills:
    • Must be a Registered Nurse with an unrestricted license in the state of Texas
    • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Must have at least 2-5 years' previous experience in PreOP/PACU
    • Previous experience in an ambulatory surgical center strongly preferred
    • Must have current BLS, ALS and PALS
    • Must possess a strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
    • Understanding of aseptic techniques and their implementation
    • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatric
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
    • Must be an excellent team player and have the ability to communicate with staff, patients and physicians

    University Park, Texas

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    Posting ID: 552620528Posted: 2020-05-27