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RN PACU Charge Nurse - Milton, FL - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Company: Santa Rosa Medical Center
Location: Milton
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

RN PACU Charge Nurse - Milton, FLJob Description

Supervises, plans, directs, evaluates, and performs the overall nursing care and functions of Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit Nurse and Charge Nurse. Coordinates activities of the unit. Directs, organizes, and assigns work. Assesses, monitors, and educates on patient care. Assists team in daily tasks, ensuring hospital procedures and post anesthesia care are followed and standards are met. Assists with quality and education throughout the department. Uses experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. Florida Registered Nurse license. Associate's degree in nursing required. BSN degree preferred. 3-5 years of clinical experience and leadership experience preferred. Requires BLS, ACLS, PALS.Supervises, plans, directs, evaluates, and performs the overall nursing care and functions of Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit. Coordinates activities of the unit. Directs, organizes, and assigns work. Assesses, monitors, and educates on patient care. Assists team in daily tasks, ensuring hospital procedures and post anesthesia care are followed and standards are met. Uses experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Reports to a Department Director. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of Surgical Services. Assists with quality and education throughout the department.The Post Anesthesia Care Unit Charge Nurse is responsible for providing care for patients ranging from pediatric, adolescent, young-adult, adult and geriatric. The PACU nurse provides care provides care effectively and efficiently, addressing psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care specific to the PACU environment. The PACU nurse communicates with the surgeon, anesthesiologists and staff members as appropriate, and is able to work in a critical care environment and respond appropriately to patient emergencies and needs.Supervises and acts as a PACU RN and is responsible for collecting preoperative and post operative patient health information, post-operative assessment, providing preoperative procedural instructions for PACU procedures.-- Responsible for providing preoperative and postoperative care, including, but not limited to assessment, reassessment and intervention required in care of the surgical patient.-- The Post Anesthesia Nurse is responsible for providing postoperative instructions and discharge planning as needed in the care of the postoperative patient.Provides preoperative and postoperative care, to include assessment, reassessment, intervention, and education of the surgical patient.-- Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures. Works close with providers for safe surgical care.----

  • Performs the role Charge Nurse and that of a Post Anesthesia Care Nurse.--
  • Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care.
  • Assists physicians during examinations and procedures.
  • Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse.
  • Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Understands anatomy and physiology and has the ability to monitor and adapt to changing patient--dynamics pre- and postoperatively.
  • Considers patient assessment information and collaborates and consults with team members (other--nursing colleagues, surgeons and anesthesia providers) to develop an individualized plan of care--with--ability to make adjustments to attain designated patient outcomes.
  • Alerts surgeons, anesthesia personnel and co-workers to potential risks to patients (e.g. Abnormal--lab results, abnormal EKG, vital signs, symptomatic changes, and etc.).
  • Institutes emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Reports to--the department director/--manager.
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for pre- and postoperative nursing practice.
  • Obtains any lab work and testing required for the surgical patient.
  • Reports any abnormal lab results to physician/anesthesiologist.
  • Provides preoperative and postoperative care, including but not limited to assessment,--reassessment and intervention required in care of the surgical patient.
  • Responsible and accountable for pre- and post-operative nursing practice.
  • Performs accurate documentation on all forms/in systems.
  • Participates in pre- and postoperative teaching, answers patient's questions accurately and explains procedures before initiating actions, allows choices within scope of practice.
  • Promotes comparable levels of care in all practice settings in which surgical and/or invasive--procedures are performed
  • Considers patient assessment information and collaborates and consults with team members (other--nursing colleagues, surgeons and anesthesia providers) to develop an individualized plan of care--with the ability to make adjustments to attain designated patient outcomes.
  • Explains procedures before initiating actions, allows choices within scope of practice.
  • Works close with anesthesiologist to provide safe surgical care.
  • Works well with--other units and other unit charge nurses.-- Good communication skills.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Requires an associate's degree and is licensed as a registered nurse.--BSN preferred
  • Requires minimum of 3 years experience in PACU/Recovery and/or Critical Care.
  • Requires American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS prior to hire.Our Registered Nurses raise the bar in patient care by providing clinical expertise and the highest quality care in the most compassionate way. Do you have a passion for helping others? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Post Anesthesia Care Unit where you can help others on their road to recovery.Santa Rosa county has a variety of activities that has something for everyone. Spend the day on one of our Emerald Coast beaches or go kayaking along the Blackwater River. Being minutes from Pensacola city offers an array of dining and nightlife options. This area has everything you're looking for.Santa Rosa Medical Center is a full-service, 129-bed hospital located in Milton, Florida. Our main focus is ensuring optimal patient care through the use of advanced technology, innovative medical and surgical treatments, and staff knowledge and experience. We strive to provide a positive healthcare experience for our patients and employees.

Keywords: Santa Rosa Medical Center, Mobile , RN PACU Charge Nurse - Milton, FL - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care, Healthcare , Milton, Alabama

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