Job Description & Requirements
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse
The Ambulatory Surgery RN assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nursing care for surgical patients.
Accepts patient care assignments as directed.Communicates with clinical area team members appropriately.
Correctly conducts all appropriate nursing aspects of patient assessment while using subjective and objective data.
Communicate effectively with patients to assess their knowledge of surgical/invasive procedure(s) and expectations.
Involves patient/significant others in their plan of care, education, discharge planning, and prioritization of needs. Utilizes available teaching resources as appropriate, and identifies/refers patients/families as appropriate.
Plans for patient care and/or intervenes by demonstrating basic nursing skills, observing and accurately documenting patient's response to nursing care, utilizing available teaching resources as appropriate, maintaining a safe environment.
Evaluates care by conducting ongoing assessments to identify effectiveness of interventions, performing post-op calls following surgical procedures, and analyzing verbal responses from patient and family during hospitalization.
Makes competent clinical decisions and displays the ability to know when to involve management or other team members.
Accurately provides information to the physician related to changes in the conditions of patients in a timely manner.
Accurately documents the care given to patients and their response to care in an timely manner.
Correctly and efficiently administers medications, treatments, and nursing interventions as per hospital policy.