Registered Nurse (RN) Pre-Op PACU
Registered Nurse - RN
Day Surgery - Pre-Op PACU
Days with Call Rotation
POSITION SUMMARYThe Pre-OP PACU Registered Nurse
is responsible for decisions and actions within the domain of nursing practice. Important aspects of this responsibility are the promotion of a safe and therapeutic environment for both the recipients and providers of nursing care; acquisition of specialized knowledge skills and additional formal education to provide specialized care; demonstration and validation of competence in nursing practice; clinical practice consistent with the policies, procedures and standards of this facility; and supervision of other staff as designated within the department.
- Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
- Provides safe and effective care of the post-anesthesia patient, collaborating with nurse supervisors/managers, physicians, technicians, and allied health practitioners.
- Performs and documents patient assessments and reassessments following Nursing and Departmental P/P, using appropriate techniques for data collection and analysis, at regular and indicated intervals and following ASPAN guidelines
- Utilizing data collected in the assessment and in collaboration with other health care providers, formulates a plan of care, and updates as needed to achieve the optimal patient outcome.
- Prioritizes and performs interventions based on critical thinking and technical skills assimilated from assessment, reports and information communicated by other health care providers to achieve optimal patient outcome.
- Provides IV therapy.
- Applies special precautions supervising care provided to sedated patients to minimize potential for injury.