PRN PreOP/PACU Nurse - Surgery Center

Full time Full day
Plano, TX




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:

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

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

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