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Work Schedule/Shift

Not Available

Job ID

5000610445006

Req. No

70050680

Job Title

RN Pre-Op PACU PRN

Region

CHRISTUS Ambulatory Services

Category

Nursing & Nursing Support

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

1-10%

Facility

CHRISTUS SR PASC-Stone Oak-32902

Address

502 Madison Oak Dr.
San Antonio, TX  78258
US

Type

PRN

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Position Summary:
This is a PRN role.
 
Responsible for admitting the patient to the clinical area and providing nursing care to the preoperative patient, as well as, developing a nursing care plan specifically designed for the individual patient.
The staffing of the Center is based on a teamwork concept. Employees may be cross-trained in other clinical areas and may be expected to perform duties other than their normal ones as staffing and patient needs change.
 
 
We are also looking for one to deliver nursing care in the Post-Operative Care Unit (PACU) to patients entering the postoperative phase of treatment, responsible for assessing the patient's condition and readiness for discharge.
The staffing of the Center is based on a teamwork concept. Employees may be cross-trained in other clinical areas and may be expected to perform duties other than their normal ones as staffing and patient needs change.

Responsibilities:
Pre-Op
1. Ensures the preoperative area has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times
2. Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
3. Admits the patient to the unit and prepares him/her for the scheduled procedure
4. Makes initial assessment and determines the nursing needs of the patient
5. Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
6. Identifies patient's physical and mental status
7. Monitors the patient's medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
8. Assures surgical consent and preoperative test results are in the medical record prior to proposed procedure
9. Reports any important health history facts to the operating room nurse
10. Gives patients and family members emotional support as necessary
11. Documents patient care delivered, accurately in the medical record
12. Performs other nursing duties as assigned
13. Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
14. Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
15. Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
16. Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy.
17. Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business
PACU
1. Ensures that the PACU has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times
2. Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
3. Admits the patient to the unit and monitors recovery from anesthesia and surgical procedure
4. Makes initial assessment and determined the nursing needs of the patient
5. Follows and implements physician's orders and performs all required nursing activities
6. Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
7. Identifies patient's physical and mental status
8. Monitors the patient's medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
9. Documents accurately in the patient's medical record the care received and the progress in the recovery process
10. Assures that the patient fits the documented criteria prior to discharge
11. Gives patients and family members emotional support as necessary
12. Performs other nursing duties as assigned
13. Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
14. Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
15. Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
16. Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy.
17. Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business

Qualifications:
1. Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing or vocational school
2. Licensed to practice in the state
3. Previous preoperative care experience preferred
4. Previous PACU experience preferred
5. ACLS
6. PALS preferred
7. BLS
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