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Registered Nurse Pre/ PACU

Company: PSA Ambulatory Surgical Center of Austin LLC
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary
The RN will perform a variety of duties to ensure that quality nursing care is provided in maintaining an atmosphere allowing for the privacy, dignity and well-being of patients. The RN will assist the physician before, during, or after interventional procedures and ensure efficiency and attention to detail with a strong knowledge of operation procedures and patient safety. Being compassionate and sensitive is a prerequisite of the profession. The ideal candidate goes one step further by being a critical thinker and acting fast in emergencies.
Detailed Responsibilities

  • Ensures that physician orders are followed for all patients
  • Applies knowledge, skill and judgment to provide excellent and focused patient care
  • Promotes and participates in providing accurate recording of medications and treatments given to patients
  • Post-anesthesia nursing practice includes systematic continuous assessment of the patient's condition, and collection, documentation, and communication of vital data
  • Continuously measures patient progress toward designated outcomes and revises Care Plan and interventions as necessary
  • Reports significant observations and information to the physician, anesthesiologist and/or CRNA
  • Assesses the patient response immediately post operatively; reports pertinent information; performs appropriate interventions and evaluates patient response
  • Promotes the improvement of nursing care within the Center
  • Conforms to and promotes acceptance of established objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Assists in maintaining a stock of supplies and equipment for the Center, and promotes proper utilization of all
  • Maintains Center drugs and reorders as needed; observes for outdated stock and follows proper disposal procedures; maintains emergency cart, equipment and medications
  • Evaluates the performance of assigned co-workers, reporting process or need for improvement to the Administrator
  • Follows the chain of command, communicating reportable situations to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner
  • Maintains confidentiality of management information, displays discretion and good judgment in communication methods
  • Adheres to all approved Center policies and procedures; notifies supervisor of any deviation from approved policy
  • Assists in the orientation of new employees to the Center
  • Displays ability to accept counseling from direct supervisor in a positive manner
  • Displays ability to and desire to initiate corrective action
  • Becomes familiar with Center's Fire, Safety, and Disaster Plan, and his/her role in the event of each
  • Displays cost-effectiveness in materials management; assumes responsibility for timely verification of supplies used in Center Requirements
    Education and Experience/Technical Skills
    • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
    • Current registration with the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
    • Evidence of current BLS certification
    • Evidence of current ACLS certification; or certification within six months of hire
    • One (1) year of previous nursing experience in hospital or ASC setting Other Position Requirements
      • Maintains satisfactory attendance, notifies supervisor if unable to report to work
      • Punctual in arriving for duty on assigned days
      • Follow facility and regulatory policies and procedures
      • Respect patient cultural and religious beliefs Physical Demands
        • Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds.
        • Ability to stand for extended periods
        • Fine motor skills
        • Visual acuity
          The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Keywords: PSA Ambulatory Surgical Center of Austin LLC, Austin , Registered Nurse Pre/ PACU, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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