Prime Healthcare

PACU - RN

Facility Dallas Medical Center
Location
US-TX-Dallas
ID
2022-93678
Category
Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Days
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community! Dallas Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

 

Dallas Medical Center is a 155-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission that offers a wide range of medical services, including 24/7 emergency care, cardiology, wound care, surgical services, cardiac catheterization lab, and outpatient therapy. The hospital is the only trauma center in the vicinity and is also a Certified Chest Pain Center. Dallas Medical Center is a recipient of multiple Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Awards and eight Healthgrades Five-Star ratings over the past three years. For more information, visit www.dallasmedcenter.com.

Responsibilities

 

Submit your application with Dallas Medical Center and find out how you can be a part of a growing medical community.

 

PACU RN - Job Responsibilities:

The PACU RN is directly accountable to the OR Charge Nurse and the Director of Surgical Services, and indirectly to the House Supervisor. The Post Anesthesia Care Nurse is responsible for the delivery of direct and indirect patient care in the peri-operative setting through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation for neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and older adults. The Registered Nurse coordinates the care of the patient with the surgeon and anesthesiologist, directs and guides the OR Technician and other personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Works with other departments to provide a continuum of care and co-workers to provide continuous, quality patient care, efficient patient flow and unit maintenance and organization. Responsible for adherence to regulations, standards and hospital or unit policies and procedures. Responsible for participation in Performance Improvement activities, unit meetings and in-services. Acts as a resource for other personnel as appropriate. 

 

 

DUTIES:

  • Participates as a team member in support of the total peri-procedure process
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of post-procedure area
  • Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in the immediate post-procedure/post anesthesia period
  • Documents post anesthesia care and identity of second person in the recovery room during the patient’s recovery from anesthesia/sedation according to approved policies and procedures
  • Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical condition and type of anesthesia administered
  • Monitors patients and informs MD of observed complications
  • Performs thorough post-procedure patient assessment prior to discharge of the patient
  • Reviews post-procedure instructions and prescriptions from the MD with patient and significant other and documents in patient’s medical record
  • Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care
  • Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice
  • Informs patient and family about appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home

 

Shift:

  • Days

Schedule:

  • Full-time

 

Qualifications

 

Education and Work Experience:

  • Current and valid state RN License.
  • Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  • Current ACLS (AHA) certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  • Current PALS (AHA) certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  • Minimum of one year previous Perioperative experience or on the job training
  • Certified Nurse OR (CNOR) Certification (AORN) preferred
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

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