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Pre-Op/PACU RN (21383-147)

Company: United Surgical Partners International
Location: Torrance
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Pre-Op/PACU RN GI experience only

Responsible to plan, execute, and evaluate the nursing care given to patients in the PreOp/Pacu, Endoscopy nursing role. Provides patient care within the prevailing state standards of practice and according to the policies of the facility. Communicates appropriate information to other team members. Helps maintain equipment, supplies, and general cleanliness of the unit. May have additional responsibilities designated by the manager, which may include but are not limited to providing patient care in other peri-operative departments, serving on committees, participating in quality improvement projects.

Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and comprehend instructions, directions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, physicians and other employees.

Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally. Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and self-motivated. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. He/she is able to identify and categorize each patient's age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for an infant, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient. Maintains professional conduct and appearance.

Required Skills

GI RN Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Knows and adheres to policies of the Center and demonstrates fiscal responsibility. 2. Follows standards, policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for Endoscopy nursing care according to accepted standards. 3. Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge of Endoscopy procedures and techniques. 4. Provides multi-dimensional care for assigned patients. Includes patient care in the pre-operative holding area, care in the Endoscopy suite, and care for the patient in the PACU. 5. Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge in endoscopic procedures. 6. Demonstrates ability to understand the unique needs of each age group of the patient population. 7. Prepares patients, equipment and room for Endoscopy procedures. 8. Assists physicians with Endoscopy procedures per the SGNA guidelines. Specialized knowledge, experience and training is required for endoscope manipulation under the direction of the endoscopist. 9. Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for the care of facility assets. 10. Assesses the patient's physiological and psychological needs. 11. Administers conscious sedation to patients that meet criteria under the direction of the attending physician while adhering to conscious sedation policies and monitors the patient to provide a safe environment during the Endoscopy procedure. 12. Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens. 13. Seeks involvement in activities that promote professional growth and behavior. 14. Uses good body mechanics. 15. Remains calm and function as a team member during times of stress and crisis situations. 16. Informs Manager of applicable day-to-day situations. 17. Follows employee health and other personnel and staffing policies.

PreOp/PACUEssential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Knows and adheres to policies of the Center and demonstrates fiscal responsibility. 2. Follows policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for perioperative nursing care according to accepted standards. 3. Plans, implements, and evaluates pre and post operative nursing care for patients based on individual, specific patient needs, and according to physician's orders. 4. Organizes and prepares medical records of patients. Documents care appropriately and fully. Follows up on missing data and other patient care needs. 5. Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge of intravenous therapy, medication administration and effects, patient assessment, airway maintenance, patient teaching, emotional/social support of patients and families, and other needed clinical competencies. 6. Remains calm and functions as a team member during times of stress and crisis situations. 7. Seeks involvement in activities that promote professional growth and behavior. 8. Actively participates in appropriate committee and CQI activities. 9. Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens. 10. Uses good body mechanics. 11. Informs Charge of applicable day-to-day situations. 12. Follows employee health and other personnel and staffing policies.

Required Experience

  • Previous experience working in an ambulatory surgical setting preferred.

Education and/or Experience: Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Currently licensed in the state. CPR required, advanced life support certification required. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities. Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of position. SGNA certification preferred. Minimum of one-year experience in Outpatient PreOp, PACU, Endoscopy or surgery.

Physical Demands: Shall be physically able to stand, walk, and maintain varied body motions and positions for long periods of time. Demonstrates manual dexterity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee shall be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects or tools. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Shall be able to hear and speak. Shall be able to move up to 100 pounds.

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Keywords: United Surgical Partners International, Torrance , Pre-Op/PACU RN (21383-147), Other , Torrance, California

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