PRN Pre-Op/PACU Registered Nurse Emerald Coast Surgery Center Emerald Coast Surgery Center 2 reviews

Position Summary:
The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the achievement of patient outcomes in accordance with the mission of the facility.

Pre-operative Responsibilities
  • History and physical assessment of patient.
  • Review medical record.
  • Verifies surgical site.
  • Obtains operative consent.
  • Provides instructions according to patient need.
  • Communicates with members of healthcare team.
  • Verifies patient history and physical present on medical record prior to procedure.
Clinical Aspects of PACU
  • Identify patient.
  • Receive report from OR nurse and anesthesia personnel.
  • Monitor vital signs, recognize emergencies and notify Anesthesiologist.
  • Maintain or improve circulatory function.
  • Promote normal body temperature.
  • Promote physical comfort and provide emotional support and safety for patient.
  • Check dressings, drains, tubes and patency of catheters as appropriate.
  • Assure availability and proper function of equipment.
  • Carry out MD orders.
  • Maintain an environment that promotes safety
Discharge Responsibilities
  • After stabilizing the patient, request Anesthesia exam and discharge order or discharge per
  • criteria as appropriate.
  • Explain discharge instructions.
  • Assist patient in dressing.
  • Transport patient to family using transportation safety.
  • Discharge Follow-Up
  • Call each patient the day following the procedure to assist with any problems or questions that may have developed.

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
  • Current RN licensure to practice in the State of Florida.
  • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support Course.
  • ACLS certification preferred.
  • At least 1 year experience in surgical environment.

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