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Registered Nurse-PACU/Recovery

Company: St. David's South Austin Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Description
SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Part-time

Do you have the career opportunities as a Registered Nurse you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David s South Austin Medical Center, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.
At St. David s South Austin Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Student Loan RepaymentYou contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Registered Nurse like you to be a part of our team.

    Unit Description
    South Austin Hospital Surgery department is equipped with 9 operating suites, and 1 Cystoscopy suite. We perform procedures such as neuro, orthopedic and cardiac. Our surgical volume ranges between 5,000 and 6,000 procedures yearly, including over 250 open-heart surgeries annually. To accommodate our growing cardiac volumes, we added 2 state-of-the-art cardiac OR suites, conveniently located near our Cardiovascular Recover unit.

    Flexible scheduling provides an opportunity for the staff to advance their education. With approximately 50% of current OR staff attending school, the unit offers the ability to move throughout the department and explore other job titles. Due to the importance of orienting and educating the OR department, we have a full time educator on board to help meet the needs of our new and current staff.

    Position Description
    Responsible for professional nursing care and related assistance to patients with a broad range of illnesses.The RN is involved in direct and indirect patient care. The RN provides direction to licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and other non-licensed nursing personnel in providing direct patient care. The staff nurse supports the medical care of patients under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the objectives of the hospital. In collaboration with other health team members, follows the philosophy, policies and goals of the facility and department.

    Job Duties:

    1) Directs and delivers comprehensive nursing care to post-anesthesia, post-operative patients in a safe and proficient manner.

    2) Assumes charge nurse responsibilities when necessary.

    3) Performs venipunctures and administers and maintains IV fluids and IV medications in accordance with hospital practice guidelines. Correctly labels, calculates and regulates flow of IV solution. Documents IV details accurately.

    4) Provides proper oxygen supplement to patient either as ordered by physician or as indicated by saturated oxygen level of less than 90%.

    5) Identifies and corrects airway obstructions either by manual application of jaw support or placement of oral or nasal airway.

    6) Notifies Cardiopulmonary Department of need for oxygen flow meter to be placed in patient s room before transferring from the PACU to insure uninterrupted oxygen therapy for the patient.

    7) Utilizes proper technique and demonstrates knowledge of extubation criteria when extubating patients.

    8) Properly records admission assessment including all factors of Aldretes Scoring System (Activity, Respiration s, Circulation, Consciousness, Color).

    9) Assesses and documents the patient s blood pressure, pulse, rate and saturated oxygen at least every 15 minutes while in the PACU; reports deviations quickly to the Charge Nurse.

    10) Orients patients to surroundings, provides a calm atmosphere, reassurance and support as the patient emerges from their anesthetic.

    11) Transports or coordinates the transport of patients from the PACU to other nursing units in a safe manner.

    12) Gives reports on patients before releasing the patient to another unit s care as evidenced by the signature of both PACU nurse and the receiving nurse on the PACU record.

    13) Immediate post-op care is performed in accordance with PACU procedure. Appropriate responses to patient condition are taken. Physician is notified of patient needs or conditions that require attention.

    14) Demonstrates safe, effective working knowledge of all equipment: (IV infusion pumps, suction equipment, Emerson pumps, pulse oximeters, pressure line monitors, heat lamps, automatic BP machines, central lines, Hickman and Groshong catheters, etc.).

    15) Checks potency of epidural lines and dosage, and attaching epidural catheter to pump. Monitors patient for adverse reactions prior to transport from PACU.

    16) Demonstrate understanding of HCA s and Patients First safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.

    17) Occasional call and weekends may be required

    St. David s South Austin Medical Center, which is part of St. David s HealthCare, is a 334-bed acute care facility offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area s only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.

    HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

    If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Registered Nurse opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Qualifications
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required
    • Registered Nurse license by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners required; If compact license held, RN is required to obtain a Texas RN license within 90 days of their hire date
    • A minimum of 1 year RN experience required
    • At least 2 years of PACU, Surgical Services or ICU experience preferredLICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
      • Current BLS Certification required
      • Current ACLS Certification required within 1 year of hire dateNotice
        Our Company s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking here .
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        Associated topics: care unit, ccu, coronary, infusion, intensive, intensive care unit, psychiatric, surgery, transitional, unit

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