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Pre-Op/PACU Nurse (PRN)- ASC

Pre-Op/PACU Nurse (PRN)- ASC

Job ID 
2017-1118
Job Locations 
US-TX-Plano
Category 
Healthcare & Medical
Type 
PRN

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Overview

Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is an established and growing multidisciplinary integrated healthcare organization. We have multiple locations in both Texas and Florida with our corporate headquarters in Tampa, FL.

 

The Registered Nurse (RN) Pre-Op/ Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is responsible for providing outstanding patient care through nursing; being diligent in upholding the highest standard of care for assigned patients through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. This PRN Registered Nurse will be a valued member of our team, ensuring that we always have a qualified nurse available that we can trust to provide high-quality care when required.

Responsibilities

  • Perform initial physiological needs assessment on all patients on admission.
  • Identify patient’s symptoms and changes and take appropriate timely action.
  • Observe behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, take appropriate actions and document.
  • Maintain awareness of the status of assigned patients. Collect and document data appropriate to the nature and severity of the illness. Communicate appropriate data to the physician and other patient care team members.
  • Interpret and implement physician’s orders; perform treatments according to accepted standards and policies; evaluate and document effectiveness of treatments.
  • Anticipate potential patient problems and take the necessary precautions to minimize those problems to ensure patient safety.
  • Identify and report unsafe practice and/or procedures.
  • Assure that supplies and equipment are available for patient care.
  • Interact professionally and courteously with physicians, patients, patient’s families, visitors, members of the public and co-workers.
  • Conduct care with empathy at the heart of every interaction; Empathy is one of PPOA’s core values.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, read and return all monthly staff meeting minutes in a timely manner.
  • Encourage and promote cross training activities for professional growth and in order to contribute to the overall function of the Center.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements regarding his/her role in the Safety Management Program (Safety/Security), Infection Control, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Preparedness, Life Safety, Medical Equipment and Utility Systems, and his/her expected level of participation. Submits documentation of annual updates.

Qualifications

  • ASC experience- Must have pain and general experience
  • Current Texas Registered Nurse license
  • Current BCLS and ACLS certification
  • Demonstrates current, comprehensive, professional knowledge and skills in conformance with recognized nursing standards and department policies including the Patient Bill of Rights and AAAHC regulations, Standards for Nursing Care and the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Effective communicator-- appreciates and respects others’ needs, opinions, and concerns.