PRN PreOP/PACU Nurse - Surgery Center

USPI
Full time Full day
Plano, TX
1-2 DAYS PER WEEK



1 SATURDAY PER MONTH



NO CALL



NO HOLIDAYS



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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