PACU Registered Nurse FT Bucks County Surgical Suites
USPI Bucks County Surgical Suites, is seeking a motivated PACU Registered Nurse to join our team. Bucks County Surgical Suites is a fast-paced ASC environment committed to producing the highest quality work and experience for patients and their families.
The Pre/Post-operative Staff Nurse is responsible for the patient’s admission to the facility, comprehensive pre-operative care, immediate post-operative care, and stabilization for return to the home environment.
- To utilize specialized nursing knowledge and discriminative judgment while giving direct and indirect patient care.
- Responsible for patient’s admission and pre-operative care; holistic preparation for surgery, considering all needs, including pre-operative education, escort/family members, psychosocial needs, and acting under established protocols, practices, and standing orders.
- Coordinates pre-operative lab work required for individual patients, documenting and reporting pertinent results.
- Responsible for the patient’s post-operative care and stabilization; holistic preparation for return to the home environment, considering all needs, including post-discharge care, escort/family members, educational and psychosocial needs, and acting under established protocols, practices, and standing orders.
- Performs thorough and accurate continual patient assessment, anticipating potential problems and reporting pertinent assessments to the anesthesiologist, supervisor, and/or surgeon appropriately.
- Documents actions in medical record completely and accurately in a timely manner.
- Keeps safety of patient, self, and others a primary concern at all times; acts appropriately in an emergency situation.
- Acts as discharge nurse when assigned, giving holistic and thorough discharge education.
- Demonstrates good nursing knowledge base and rationale for actions, including cardiac monitoring.
- Supervises and directs, as delegated, the activities of non-professional personnel.
- Utilizes equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently, assisting with stocking, replenishing, and preparation of supplies.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisors.
- To function effectively as a member of the Surgery Center team.
- Participates as a team member in planning and implementation of patient care; takes responsibility for an adequate patient load, reviews schedule for next day.
- Reports for work in a timely manner and maintains good attendance record.
- Shows flexibility in accommodating schedule changes, i.e. working late or early, changing work days, etc.
- Utilizes time effectively.
- Organizes work effectively and appropriately to finish in a timely manner, and demonstrates the ability to produce results.
- Demonstrates the ability to deal with other team members.
- To perform the tasks of the “scrub” role.
- Scrub, gowns, and gloves members of surgical team following aseptic techniques.
- Sets up operating room with all necessary equipment and supplies.
- Arranges instruments according to routine for a given procedure.
- Handles instruments correctly and checks for cleanliness and proper working condition.
- Maintains sterile field throughout the surgical procedure.
- Performs clean up following procedures, as well as general housekeeping
- Functions in the role of second assistant following successful skills demonstration.
- Monitors surgery schedule continually, communicating arrivals, cancellations, delays; communicates with reception desk, contacts patients or surgeons who are late.
- Demonstrates interest and enthusiasm towards work.
- Contributes to increased morale and positive attitude in the department and facility.
- Demonstrates the ability to accept change.
- Requires minimal supervision in daily tasks.
- Reports pertinent information to Nurse Manager/Administrator.
- To support quality activities.
- Participates in on-going committees and other educational programs to enhance patient care.
- Makes post-operative phone calls, assessing patient status and reporting any pertinent information to supervisor and/or anesthesiologist.
- Utilizes critical thinking and problem solving skills, making suggestions for improvement.
- Performs and documents daily assignments, including general housekeeping and maintenance of work environment.
- Develops communication skills and promotes inter-departmental relationships to ensure continuity of care.
- Maintains current CPR certification and any advanced certifications.
The Pre/Post-operative Staff Nurse must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, and be currently licensed to practice nursing. A minimum of one year experience in acute care/PACU is required. Cardiac monitored nursing care preferred. The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as function within a team; have the ability to assess patient needs, determine priorities, plan and direct pre/post-operative care of the patient; present good public relation skills; and possess the ability to handle stress. Must have BLS/ACLS Certification.
USPI complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
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