Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  

Care for patients, ages infant to elderly.  Manage patients during and after emergence from anesthesia including general, Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC), regional, spinal/epidural.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tracking and evaluating patient laboratory and physical assessment parameters.
  • Manage patient’s condition and care with focus on airway maintenance.  Able to manage airway status in rapidly changing circumstances and take action to avoid or minimize patient compromise.
  • Initiate post-operative therapies such as, patient controlled analgesia, epidural infusion, Swiss therapy, etc.
  • Participates in and manages patients undergoing electrical therapy i.e., electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and cardioversion.
  • Participates as assigned in PACU on call schedule and arrives on site within 45 minutes.

    SCOPE OF CARE:

    Surgical Services provides surgical intervention in specialty areas of General, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Cardiothoracic, Spine, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Urologic, Otolaryngology, Plastic and Reconstructive, Oncology, Podiatry, Pediatric, Laser, Gynecologic and Obstetric surgery. Additional medical specialties include Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy and pain management. The services provided are for both outpatient and inpatient populations.


    The clinical areas include Pre-admission Testing, Day Surgery (Pre-op and Phase II Recovery), OR, PACU (Phase I Recovery) and ENDO.


    PACU:

    Hours of operation are from 0630 until 2100 and consists of 12 Phase I bays.

    The department is open for urgent/emergent procedures on weekends, holidays and after hours.



    Qualifications

    Work Experience:

    One year experience in surgical services.

     

    License/Registration/ Certification:

    • Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and PALS certification required.

    Education & Training

    Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

     

    Skills:

    • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients. 
    • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team. 
    • Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others. 
    • Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.  

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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