The Registered Nurse in Pre-op / PACU functions in all aspects of the nursing process. Responsibilities include facilitation, communication, assessment, intervention, education, planning and providing comprehensive nursing care for patients, families and significant others. The nurse acts as a patient advocate during the peri-operaative experience, providing direct and indirect patient care and supervises others in the development of care. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. As a professional the RN assists in the development of new staff nurses and the future development of the nursing profession.
Graduate of accredited School of Nursing, licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Minimum of 2 years experience in critical care, PACU or Same Day Surgery. Experience in an Ambulatory care setting preferred. IV certification, BLS, ACLS required. PALS for PACU preferred. Post Anesthesia (CPAN) or (CAPA) Certification desirable.