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    Experienced Pre-op/Pacu RN Needed for Busy Outpatient Surgery Center-PRN SHIFT

    United Surgical Partners International
    Knoxville, TN 37901
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Description:

    Parkwest Surgery Center is a multi-specialty surgical practice that seeks to add a PRN pre-op/pacu RN to its amazing staff. We specialize in several lines of surgical services. The ideal candidate will be clinically sound and proficient in several lines of clinical care; this qualified Pre-Op/PACU Nurse will be expected to administer diligent care to outpatients via monitoring, assessment, intervention, and continuous reassessment. The post-anesthesia care unit nurse (PACU nurse) will provide care for post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia within our ASC.

    Duties Include:

    • Assess patients prior to surgery

    • Ensure that operative and informed consents are signed and in order

    • Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for surgical procedure

    • Initiate IVs and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure

    • Assess patients' post-operative condition

    • Monitor vital signs

    • Log all findings in patient files

    • Answer patient questions and ensure they are kept comfortable

    • Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the physician

    • Perform intervention duties in cases of post-operative emergencies

    Required Skills:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Current TN Nursing License
    • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS
    • Minimum of 2 years experience in Pre-Op/PACU
    • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
    • Understand principles of aseptic technique and their implementation
    • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatrics
    • Knowledge base to recognize, evaluate, solve problems and correct errors
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
    • Excellent teaching skills
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Demonstrate strong professional and ethical behavior
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and fellow employees. (TEAMWORK)
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Demonstrate accountability, creativity, innovation and be receptive to change
    • Possess basic knowledge of Performance Improvement ideology
    Required Experience:

    * Previous experience working in an ambulatory surgical setting preferred.

    Location:

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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    Posting ID: 557432397Posted: 2020-08-05