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RN PACU

Company: Steward Health Care System
Location: Sharon
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

At Sharon Regional Medical Center, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

C ompassion

A ccountability

R espect

E xcellence

S tewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Job Summary:

The registered nurse utilizes all aspects of the Nursing Process in the perioperative setting with an emphasis in the recovery phase. Policies/procedures as well as the AORN and ASPN standards govern their practices. The nurses care for all patients requiring recovery from different types of anesthesia and assists with the line placement in the preoperative phase, while keeping patient satisfaction in mind. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

Application of all aspects of nursing process.

Performs post-operative patient assessment

Maintains patient safety.

Maintains infection control.

Proficient at peripheral IV insertions.

Assesses physiological/psychological status of patient (age specific).

Demonstrates ability to recognize verbal/nonverbal needs of PACU patient and treat accordingly.

Demonstrates ability to interpret patient response on emergence from anesthesia.

Maintains patient comfort.

Always promote patient safety.

Assists anesthesia with procedures (i.e., line placement).

Administer IV sedation if requested.

Monitor patients according to IV moderate sedation policy

Assists the anesthesia provider with insertion of invasive line prior to surgery and post op when necessary.

Departmental responsibilities:

Maintains department flow.

Maintains patient and employee safety

Effectively communicates with other nursing and multidisciplinary departments.

Allows for parents to visit pediatric patients

Recognize clinical abnormalities, communicates to the anesthesiologist and surgeon

Maintains working knowledge of hemodynamic monitoring.

Administers medications and IV solutions according to hospital policy.

Implements post-surgical treatment plan and provides detailed report/communication to receiving nurse for patient transfer/admission

The above statements reflect the general duties and are not to be considered as a detailed description of all the work assignments.

Requirements:

+ PA - RN License

+ Graduate of accredited School of Nursing - BSN Preferred

+ 2 years Critical Care or PACU experience

+ CPR/BLS by AHA within 90 days of hire

+ ACLS and PALS within 6 months of hire

+ Clearances as required by Federal and State law

Benefits:

+ Medical, Dental and Vision

+ 401K

+ Tuition Reimbursement

+ Paid Vacation and Paid Sick time

Important COVID message

Please note, Sharon Regional Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Keywords: Steward Health Care System, Akron , RN PACU, Healthcare , Sharon, Ohio

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