OCOM HOSPITAL-FLOAT POOL
LOCATION: 8100 S. WALKER, OKC, OK 73139 & 5925 NW 139TH ST, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
STATUS: PER DIEM (1-2 DAYS PER WEEK OR MONTH)
NO HOLIDAYS, NO WEEKEND (DECEMBER EXCEPTION), NO CALL
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides care to post-surgical patients in the PACU according to policy and procedure and care standards.
Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, including proper usage, troubleshooting, and proper removal from patient care.
Maintains knowledge of medications expected patient outcomes post-surgery/recovery, and anticipated complications.
Recognizes emergency situation, responds quickly and efficiently following policy and procedure, ACLS, physician orders or emergency plan to prevent adverse patient outcomes.
Documents of all assessments, interventions and patient outcomes are performed according to policy and procedure and Hospital standards.
Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
Provides verbal and written instructions to family or responsible party for home care including emergency contact numbers, general instructions, and physician specific instructions.
Ensures that follow-up call is placed to patient and responses recorded appropriately.Supplies/medications are rotated so that outdates are at a minimum.
Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective.
PHASE II RECOVERY:
Maintain patient’s airway.
Monitor respiratory and circulatory status by monitoring patient vital signs every 15 minutes until stable and discharged home.
Assess level of consciousness and promote reactivity. Rate according to class.
Assess operative sites, invasive lines, and dressing.
Administer medications as ordered.
Implement nursing care plan.
Discontinue patient intravenous line when patient has been stabilized and the Aldrete score has been met.
Give postoperative instructions according to doctor’s orders.
Communicate with patient, family, surgeon, anesthesiologist, and facility staff.
Serve as a liaison between patient family and patient care area.
Maintain continuity by reporting on patient condition, status, within the post-operative area or changes in the caregiver.
Monitor environment and patient safety, comfort, traffic pattern, team attire, product, and team efficiency.
If indicated, assist in the transfer of patient designated room.
Complete post-operative calls.
Discharge patient according to physicians orders and take to curb in a wheelchair.
Required Skills Required Experience
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