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PACU Registered Nurse

Job in AZ Arizona - USA , 85542
Company: SCA Health
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-11
Job specializations:
  • Nursing
    RN Nurse
  • Healthcare
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Location: Peridot
Assists providers, surgeons, and other clinical staff and preoperatively assess and perform the duties of a circulating RN or moderate sedation RN during the procedure, assess and prepare the patient for a procedure, and/or Postoperative RN, to recover the patient from anesthesia or sedation and prepare the patient for discharge.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (include, but not limited to the following)

* Maintains and updates patient's medical records through concise, accurate and timely documentation
* Continually assesses and evaluates patient's health status and response to care, teaching and discharge plan
* Shares observations and assessment outcomes with health care team and family to ensure communication and understanding of patient health status, progress and ongoing needs
* Completes nursing assessment of patient's condition consistent with age and condition including physical, psychological, social, developmental and educational needs
* Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives
* Participates in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skills and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Supervisor
* Performs other duties as assigned
* Plans for surgical procedures by identifying equipment, supplies, instrumentation for specific procedures and places equipment and accessories in the correct location in the operating room (OR) prior to a surgical procedure.
* Maintains a sterile environment and assures the sterility of packages by checking integrity and expiration dates and checks instrument trays for external sterile indicators.
* Provides moderate sedation where indicated.
* Participates in all duties related to the surgical case.
* Participates in turning over operating rooms between surgical cases. Assists in cleaning and organizing equipment and furniture and assists others with turnovers.
* Performs initial and ongoing patient/family assessment and identifies variances from diagnosis
* Assesses, monitors, and evaluates patients during the postoperative period and implements needed actions or treatments and notifies the Provider, Surgeon, and/or anesthesia team with changes in condition.
* Prepares patient and family with home-going instructions and assesses readiness for discharge.
* Discharges patient in the care of a responsible adult and assures that transportation has been set-up for the patient if needed.
* Other duties as assigned
* One year of Operating Room or Recovery Room experience, preferably in an Ambulatory Surgery setting
* Associates Degree in Nursing, BSN preferred
* Current RN license with any United States recognized Board of Nursing
* BLS certification and ACLS required, PALS required or must obtain within 3 months of hire
* Scrub experience preferred, moderate sedation experience preferred.

Indian Preference and Equal Employment Opportunity

SCAHC gives preference in hiring to San Carlos Apache Tribal members and other Native Americans in accordance with the San Carlos Apache Tribe's Tribal Preference Policy, as set forth in Section 402 of the Tribe's Human Resources Department Policies and Procedures Manual. Otherwise SCAHC does not discriminate in any way to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect him/her because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, military or uniformed services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. In addition, SCAHC complies with all applicable federal, and Tribal laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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