Registered Nurse (RN) Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)/Recovery - PRN

Terre Haute, Indiana
Competitive Salary
Jan 31, 2018
Feb 21, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type

Registered Nurse (RN) Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)/Recovery - PRN, Day/Evening schedule - 12 hour shifts with call rotation


Terre Haute Regional Hospital (THRH) is a 278-bed community-based medical center with comprehensive medical and surgical programs. Accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, we are dedicated to our Mission, Values and Vision and are committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve. THRH strives to find the perfect life/work balance for our employees.    

Were more than a hospital, were a family!

  • Awesome educational resources, matching 401(k) plan, caring culture and supportive team, plus outstanding leadership.
  • Dedicated nurse leadership to help provide continued professional growth
  • First Wabash Valley Hospital to be designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Level II Trauma Center with 24/7 Trauma Surgical Services
  • Regional Hospital recently earned a 4th-straight 'A' grade in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rankings
  • The Paul Seibenmorgen Cancer Center at Terre Haute Regional Hospital has received the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approval with commendation

summary:  The PACU RN manages the nursing care of patients recovering from Endoscopy, Surgical, Cath Lab, and Radiology procedures and assists anesthesia providers with Regional Blocks in accordance with ASPAN and AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices and follows the established Policies set by Terre Haute Regional Hospital Healthcare Organization


Position responsibilities:

  • Follow HIPPA rules and regulations
  • Attend HCAs COC training course annually and demonstrates conduct that reflects this code of conduct
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate post procedure  patient care for General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ear/Nose/Throat Surgery,  Cataract Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Endoscopic procedures, Pain Management Procedure, Cardiac Catheterization Procedure,  Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgery
  • Actively instructs and educates patients and their families on the Plan of Care and discharge instructions for the all procedures performed
  • Assists anesthesia providers with Regional Blocks on surgical patients in PACU
  • Performs blood transfusion procedure
  • Knows and performs techniques for specimens collection, labeling, ordering, and documenting
  • Maintains supply levels to insure efficiency of Preparation of Out Patients
  • Orients and mentors new staff members and students
  • Follows Infection control and standard precautions and cleaning  for PACU department
  • Uses PPE and demonstrates importance of proper hand hygiene when providing patient care prior to, after and between patients
  • Identifies and performs JACHO safety measures
  • Understands and demonstrates knowledge of ASA classifications
  • Assists anesthesia provider with induction, intubation, extubation, line insertion as needed
  • Assists with the flow of surgery schedule
  • Assists OR RN in emergency situations as needed
  • Assesses and assists with patients discharge planning needs with appropriate healthcare team
  • Monitors, records, communicates and updates appropriately the patient condition to healthcare team
  • Documents care accurately and completely in Meditech
  • Transcribes Telephone and Verbal Physician orders
  • Review and confirm consent, H&P, results of lab tests are on chart prior to patient regional block procedure being performed
  • Routinely checks equipment  for malfunctions and removes from service and follows corrective action for repair
  • Performs initial and on-going patient assessment according to accepted standards of nursing practice
  • Carries out physician orders or clarifies ambiguous Physician orders and documents same
  • Administers prescribed medications, and treatments and documents same
  • Assumes charge nurse duties PRN
  • Be willing to cross train to other surgical services areas
  • Takes Call
  • Participates in CQI process

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