Registered Nurse – PACU job in Santa Fe, NM

Location
Santa Fe, NM
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 05, 2020
Closes
Jun 11, 2020
Contract Type
Travel
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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