OR Registered Nurse Pre-Op (RN)

# Positions
Job Status
38135 Market Square

Job Description

SPC Pre-op / PACU RN

Department:               Special Procedures

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, and no call schedule.  



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 one year of Med/Surg experience preferred


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