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PACU Registered Nurse - OVERNIGHT, PRN

Company: USPI
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

  • PRNPACU Registered Nurse RN
  • Multi-Specialty Surgery Center
  • OVERNIGHT (23-HOUR OBSERVATION) 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:
      Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
      • Must be a Registered Nurse with an unrestricted license in the state of Texas
      • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
      • Must have at least 2-5 years' previous experience in PreOP/PACU, Telemetry, ICU, Critical Care, etc.
      • Previous experience in an ambulatory surgical center strongly preferred
      • Must have current BLS, ALS and PALS
      • Must possess a strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
      • Understanding of aseptic techniques and their implementation
      • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatric
      • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
      • Must be an excellent team player and have the ability to communicate with staff, patients and physicians Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant s or employee s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: USPI, Mansfield , PACU Registered Nurse - OVERNIGHT, PRN, Healthcare , Mansfield, Texas

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