Registered Nurse (RN) PACU
Posted on: May 18, 2019
Description SHIFT: No Weekends
St. David's Surgical Hospital, a campus of St. Davids North Austin
Medical Center , is a destination surgical hospital specializing in
orthopedic, neurological, bariatric, gynecological and urological
surgery, among others. Located in North Austin, the facility
includes a 146,381-square-foot hospital with 40 inpatient rooms, 10
operating room suites, 11 pre-op bays, 19 post-anesthesia care unit
(PACU) bays, a six-bed intensive care unit (ICU), imaging, pharmacy
and lab services.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviews patient's history prior to
beginningphysical assessment and incorporates findings into the
exam. Performs physical patientassessments/reassessments on a
regular basis in accordance departmentstandards. Pertinent data is
collectedusing appropriate assessment techniques. Incorporates
available technology to aid inphysical assessment. Prioritizes data
collection by assessing thepatients immediate condition or needs.
Is able to discern critical findings and timelycommunicates changes
in the patients condition to the appropriate patient careproviders.
Data collection is inclusive of the patient,significant others and
health care providers when appropriate. The data collection process
is systematic andongoing. Considers the developmental goals for
infant,toddler, preschool, school age, adolescent, adult and
geriatric patients duringthe assessment of patients. Assesses
patient/family learning needs,including any tasks that the patient
can or cannot accomplish as related to hisor her current health
problem. Consideration of age, cultural values, religiousbeliefs,
emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical
and/orcognitive limitation, and language barriers, as indicated.
Assesses for signs of abuse and neglect.Documents findings and
reports as appropriate when required. Develops patient centered
nursing diagnoses. Nursing diagnoses are derived from theassessment
data. Assists in the completion of diagnostic testingas ordered by
the medical team and other health care providers. In collaboration
with interdisciplinary membersof the team, formulates a plan of
care including expected outcomes for eachpatient based on dia...
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