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Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse

  • 487894
  • Registered Nurse
  • January 07, 2020
  • 400 N. Pleasant Avenue
  • Centralia, IL 62801
  • 8 D
  • 13 Weeks
  • February 03, 2020
  • NurseChoice
  • Temporary
  • $1,515 - $1,670*
  • *Actual revenue will vary depending on location, clinical setting, pay or mix and other factors.

Job Description & Requirements

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse

Role Purpose: The Ambulatory Surgery RN assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nursing care for surgical patients. Responsibilities: 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.

Required Qualifications

Travel experience BLS ACLS PALS License in hand

Preferred Qualifications

- Prefer PACU experience but would take a Critical Care nurse that felt like they could be trained within a couple of weeks - Epic experience would be preferred as well but if not, then must be able to learn current system within a couple of weeks

Job Benefits

NurseChoice isn't your ordinary travel nurse recruitment agency. An AMN Healthcare company, NurseChoice is the national leader in connecting registered nurses with quick-start, short-term travel assignments (typically four to eight weeks in duration), including EMR and critical staffing assignments, while also offering some of the travel nursing industry's best benefits and highest pay rates. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company

NurseChoice isn't your ordinary travel nurse recruitment agency. An AMN Healthcare company, NurseChoice is the national leader in connecting registered nurses with quick-start, short-term travel assignments (typically four to eight weeks in duration), including EMR and critical staffing assignments, while also offering some of the travel nursing industry's best benefits and highest pay rates. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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