OR Registered Nurse PACU

US-FL-Zephyrhills
# Positions
2
Category
Clinical
Department
0570 ASC ZEPHYRHILLS
Job Status
PRN
38135 Market Square

Job Description

OR Nurse PACU

Department:               ASC

Job Summary:           Provides nursing care to patients in the pre-procedure and post-procedure period.

Reports to:                 Nurse Manager

Position Level:           8C      

                                    -no weekends, no holidays, no call. 

 

 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Processes pre-procedure patients efficiently
  • Initiates documented procedure verification process
  • Identifies patient with 2 identifiers: verbally and compares armband and medical record
  • Verifies consent
  • Obtains thorough medical history and assesses patient
  • Notifies physician / anesthesia of any medical conditions with potential for adverse outcome
  • Obtains comprehensive medication list
  • Verifies allergies
  • Obtains pregnancy waiver signature or performs urine pregnancy test when indicated
  • Initiates intravenous line
  • Provides patient education
  • Provides post-anesthesia care
  • Ensures appropriate monitoring
  • Performs timely assessments and interventions
  • Communicates with physician / anesthesia pertinent issues / changes in patient condition
  • Discharges when criteria met and according to physician order
  • Provides documented discharge education
  • Ensures Recovery Room staffing standards are maintained
  • Performs functions of SPC Circulator RN according to rotation schedule and as assigned
  • Documents in the medical record
  • Ensures all entries are legible, timely and concise
  • Authenticates all entries
  • Notes and follows through with physician orders
  • Manages medication administration according to physician order
  • Verification of “5 Rights”
  • Administers and documents
  • Monitors for adverse reactions
  • Accounts for narcotics
  • Conducts patient pre-procedure phone calls
  • Conducts patient post-procedure phone calls
  • Follows up on pertinent patient information received
  • Notifies physician as appropriate
  • Performs 12 lead EKG upon physician order
  • Follows universal precautions
  • Completes occurrence reports when indicated within shift of occurrence
  • Retrieves and reviews documents from PENTAX dictation system, Intergy and Intergy iEHR, as necessary
  • Participates in monthly patient recalls
  • Helps maintain supply inventory and reordering process, reviews expiration dates and participates in reordering process
  • Adheres to all FMC and unit policies and procedures
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and CQI teams
  • Maintains unit training requirements
  • Annual Risk Management Education
  • Annual OSHA training
  • Competencies, as required
  • BLS and ACLS

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

 

Physical and Mental Demands:   

  • Normal physical ability; able to sit and stand for long periods
  • Normal concentration and normal complexity of decision making
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Above average ability to manage multiple asks simultaneously

 

Occupational Exposure:

  • High risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens and chemical hazards.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Current Florida RN licensure
  • Current BLS
  • ACLS training completion within probationary period and retraining requirements maintained
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • At least 6 months of ER, ICU or Med/Surg experience

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