Job Description & Requirements
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse
" Performs within the established standard of pre- and post- anesthesia nursing and critical care nursing.
" Utilizes the standard of care in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the surgical patient in the delivery of pre-operative and post-operative nursing care.
" Formulates care plans based on individual assessment of physiologic functions and problems identified pre-operatively and intra-operatively.
" Provides nursing care utilizing clinical knowledge and expertise, reacting immediately to adverse physiological changes within seconds, to reverse and revive the patient's physiological functions.
" Renders nursing care following aseptic techniques.
" Assembles and communicates appropriate information in verbal or written reports in order to maintain continuity of care.
" Executes proper use of equipment and supplies used in the pre-operative area and the recovery (Stage I and Stage II) area.
" Participates in the Perioperative Services quality assurance program.
" Promotes personal and professional growth by actively participating in continuing education programs.
" Participates in the professionalism of the Perioperative Services by showing adhering to the standards.
" May be required to administer conscious sedation after appropriate training and competency requirements are met.