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PACU Staff RN - 8 Hr in Harlingen, TX at Prime Healthcare Services Inc

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Job Description


The Staff RN is accountable directly to the OR Charge Nurse and the Director of Surgical Services, and indirectly to

the Shift Nursing Supervisor. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the   

nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Registered Nurse also directs and    

guides patient/family teaching and activities of other nursing personnel while maintaining standards.


Consistently completes an accurate pertinent initial assessment on all patients requiring post anesthesia/ sedation recovery.

 Assesses health status of assigned patients by data collection through communication, observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation, reports and records.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques (i.e. pain level for sedated patients, etc.).

Reviews and implements physician orders and keeps physicians informed of patient’s status. Accurately records and/or processes orders in a timely manner.

Implements care in a safe, knowledgeable, skillful, consistent and continuous manner, using nursing skills specific to the needs of the patient recovering from anesthesia and/or invasive surgical procedures.

Documents evidence of nursing care on the patient’s medical record, based upon the nursing process in a legible, concise, timely and complete manner.

Consistently uses two different patient identifiers when accepting, medicating, drawing labs or performing procedures on a patient.  

Does not use unacceptable abbreviations in documentation.

Consistently follows policies regarding Telephone/Verbal orders and Critical Values with the using the “read back”.

Consistently assures that all clinical alarms, i.e., vital sign monitors, IV pumps etc. are set with the appropriate parameters for the patient and are audible at all times.

Ensures Crash Cart and Defibrillator function have been checked per protocol and after each use appropriate items are immediately replaced and indicated by signature on the crash cart checklist.

Performs all other duties as assigned or required.

Current and valid state RN License.
BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
ACLS (AHA) Certification upon hire or within 30 days of hire and maintain current.
PALS (AHA) Certification upon hire or within 30 days of hire and maintain current.
Moderate sedation competency required 30 upon hire.
Previous Critical Care or PACU experience or minimum of one year on the job training.
Behavior Violence Prevention Training within 60 days of hire.




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