PRE-OP/PACU RN - FT

United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)

PRE-OP/PACU RN - FT

Sherman, TX
+1 location
Palm Springs, CA
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    PRE-OPERATIVE DUTIES

    • Manage patients’ admission processes to preoperative department in a hospital
    • Assess the status of patients’ health in pre-op and ensure accuracy of identification wristband
    • Ensure that operative and informed consents are in order
    • Determine the surgeon and procedure being carried out
    • Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for surgical procedure
    • Initiate IVs and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure and attending medical staff

    POST-OPERATIVE DUTIES

    • Assess patients’ condition after a surgery has been performed
    • Ensure that all vitals are within normal range
    • Log all findings in patients’ files
    • Answer patients’ questions and ensure that they are kept comfortable
    • Make sure that all relevant IVs are in check
    • Develop individualized care plans based on each individual patient’s condition
    • Ensure that the all nursing activities are carried out in accordance to individual patient care plan
    • Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the doctor
    • Initiate patient education programs to ensure that both patients and families are educated on procedures and medications
    • Determine when patients are ready to be moved to their rooms
    • Perform intervention duties in cases of post-operative emergencies
    • Record sedation levels and body temperature
    • Manage blood and fluid transfusions and draw specimens
    • Ensure that the post-operative space is clean and sanitized
    • Change bandages and dress surgical wounds

    Required Skills

    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Current Texas Nursing License
    • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS
    • Minimum of 2 years experience in Pre-Op/PACU in a hospital setting preferred
    • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
    • Understand principles of aseptic technique and their implementation
    • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatrics
    • Knowledge base to recognize, evaluate, solve problems and correct errors
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
    • Excellent teaching skills
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Demonstrate strong professional and ethical behavior
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and fellow employees. (TEAMWORK)
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Demonstrate accountability, creativity, innovation and be receptive to change
    • Possess basic knowledge of Performance Improvement ideology

    Required Experience

    Must be willing to share call.

  • Qualifications

    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Current Texas Nursing License
    • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS
    • Minimum of 2 years experience in Pre-Op/PACU in a hospital setting preferred
    • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
    • Understand principles of aseptic technique and their implementation
    • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatrics
    • Knowledge base to recognize, evaluate, solve problems and correct errors
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
    • Excellent teaching skills
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Demonstrate strong professional and ethical behavior
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and fellow employees. (TEAMWORK)
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Demonstrate accountability, creativity, innovation and be receptive to change
    • Possess basic knowledge of Performance Improvement ideology
  • Locations
    Palm Springs, CA • Sherman, TX