Registered Nurse – PACU job in Falls Church, VA

Employer
Gifted Healthcare
Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 07, 2021
Closes
Jul 06, 2021
Ref
229678
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Post-anesthesia or Postoperative (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) Travel Job PACU Registered Nurses perform the monitoring of post-op patients who are recovering from surgical procedures in a hospital or outpatient setting. PACU RNs must be able to handle a broad range of patients; from babies to adults. PACU RN Responsibilities:
  • The RN’s assesses the patient’s health in pre-op state
  • PACU nurses are responsible for overseeing vital signs, changing bandages, and administering necessary medications
  • Educating families and patients about homecare instructions
  • Manage respiratory instability and cardiac monitoring activities
  • Assess patient’s condition after surgery is performed; ensure that all vital signs are within range
  • Accurately and completely record all findings in patient’s chart
  • The Registered Nurse will develop individualized care plans based on patient’s condition
  • Monitors patient’s condition changes and reports changes to healthcare team
  • Perform intervention duties in the case of post-operative emergencies
  • Record sedation levels and body temperatures
  • PACU RN will Ensure the post-operative space is clean and sanitized
  • Changes bandages and surgical wounds
  • The PACU RN will Perform other duties as requested

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