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Registered Nurse (RN) Recovery (PACU), Mixed Shift Weekend Rotate

Company: Round Rock Medical Center HCA Healthcare
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: March 17, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. With 171 beds, the hospital's comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock-the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County-with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; as well as emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Urgent Care Round Rock; and St. David's Emergency Center in Cedar Park. St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. In 2016, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades and also earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group . POSITION SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the PACU Supervisor and according to PACU and hospital policies and procedures, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents nursing care for one or more patients in the post anesthesia care unit (recovery room). Provides a clean, efficient and safe environment within the work area. Assists with any other activities of the unit. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Assesses, plans, and evaluates patient care. Age appropriate assessment is completed on each patient. A plan of care is implemented and documented according to policy and procedure upon arrival to PACU. Procures supplies, equipment, and medications needed for patient care. Recognizes and reports variations from normal to appropriate individual (physician, anesthesiologist, charge) as they occur Provides direct patient care. Completes age appropriate assessment on patient upon arrival. Initiates the plan of care upon patient arrival. Initiates patient teaching and provides emotional support. Monitors patient in recovery phase. Demonstrates the ability to prevent patient injury Receives physician orders. Administers IV therapy correctly/safely. Accurately documents and reports patient care. Demonstrates efficiency and safety with patient turnover. Insures all patients have met discharge criteria according to policy/ procedure. Monitors and controls the environment of the surgical suite. Participates in maintaining a safe environment. Insures availability of safe equipment. Demonstrates ability to use equipment safely/properly. Takes appropriate action to prevent/manage accidents in the area Participates in unit activities Participates in staff and self-development. Identifies individual responsibilities in maintaining unit operations. Communicates effectively with patients, co-workers, physicians, and other healthcare members. Performs other duties as delegated by management. Participates in narcotic count and control. Demonstrates positive customer service skills. Facilitates cohesiveness of Surgical Services Participates in educational activities. Completes mandatory educational requirements Performs other duties as directed by the charge personnel Completes assignments within time frame set by the charge personnel. Assumes charge duties or unit secretary duties as needed. Reviews schedule for number and type of cases Qualifications Education Required: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Experience Required: Minimum of three years of experience in acute care setting or previous PACU. Basic CPR certification and ACLS. Ability to interpret basic EKG monitors and data. Customer relations skills. Communication skills include verbal, written, face-to-face, over the telephone. Preferred: Two or more years previous PACU experience or critical care nursing. Credentials Required: Licensed by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners Preferred: Certification in post anesthesia nursing or ambulatory care.

Keywords: Round Rock Medical Center HCA Healthcare, Austin , Registered Nurse (RN) Recovery (PACU), Mixed Shift Weekend Rotate, Healthcare , Round Rock, Texas

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