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PRE-OP/PACU RN - PRN

  • Job ID 14397
  • Date posted 10/10/2019
Description:

This position is for our outpatient Ophthalmology Surgical Center

Pre-operative

  • 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:

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Texas Nursing License
  • Current BLS, ACLS obtained within 1 year
  • Previous experience in PreOP/PACU strongly preferred
  • EHR experience preferred
  • Professional assessment skills and knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
  • Understand principles of aseptic technique and their implementation
  • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatrics
  • Knowledge base to recognize, evaluate, solve problems and correct errors
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong professional and ethical behavior
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and fellow employees. (TEAMWORK)
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrate accountability, creativity, innovation and be receptive to change
  • Possess basic knowledge of Performance Improvement ideology
Required Experience:

* Previous experience working in an Ophthalmology surgical setting preferred.

Location:

Sherman, Texas

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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