HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN PACU PRN in N Richland Hills, Texas
Work Schedule: PRN(As needed)
Position Summary: The PACU RN provides nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:
Assesses, plans and evaluates the nursing care needs of the patient in the immediate post-operative or post-procedural period.
Provides comfort and support for post-operative patients.
Evaluates responses to treatments and interventions.
Carries out physician orders.
Anticipates case specific needs based on knowledge of procedure and pathophysiology regarding patient and procedure.
Manages patient's pain.
Administers prescribed medications and monitors vital signs.
Maintains aseptic technique and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
RequiredJob Qualifications include:
Education Required: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
Education Preferred: Completion of or actively pursuing a BSN degree License and Certifications:
Current licensure as an RN in the state of Texas.
Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider issued by the American Heart Association
Current ACLS certification issued by the American Heart Association
Current PALS certification issued by the American Heart Association
Skills and Abilities:
Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs. Experience:
Experience Required: Minimum of at least six months to one year experience as staff RN - entry level graduate nurse may be considered on a case by case basis Experience Preferred: Computer skills. One year of PACU experience
Reports to: Charge Nurse/Manager Nursing/Director of Clinical Services
Positions supervised: None
Title: RN PACU PRN
Location: Texas-N Richland Hills-North Hills Hospital - North Richland Hills
Requisition ID: 00444-84093