Registered Nurse – PACU
Experienced Registered Nurse
3 plus years of experience
Experience working in a surgery center
Working with Orthopedic, GYN, Podiatry, Eyes, Critical Care
Certifications valid Registered Nurse License in District of Columbia.
Valid BLS ACLS PALS
Prepare for arrival of patients to the surgery center by ensuring that proper supplies and equipment are available.
Review the patient chart and health history to assure that the necessary pre-operative evaluations have been completed. Ensure that consent form has been signed.
Admit and prepare patients for surgery. Provide ongoing information to the patient and his caregiver to assure that they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible.
Perform nursing assessment of patient, start IV and ordered medications.
Communicate with other health care team members to assure continuity of care.
Receive patient in the recovery room after surgery.
Assess and evaluate the patient. Continuously monitor the patient during his recovery phase. Document the status of the patient and the care provided.
Provide discharge instructions to the patient and his caregiver, asking for confirmation of understanding.
Perform follow up patient assessment by calling the patient the day after surgery.
Remain prepared for emergency situations by knowing
correct emergency procedures, locations of emergency call
system and location of emergency supplies and equipment..
Complete all necessary documentation on Recovery Room nurses' record.
Assist with ordering drugs and supplies.
Provide patient education during all phases of the patient's experience at the Center.
Ensure that the proper supplies and equipment are available in the PACU.
Ensure that equipment is functioning properly.
Charge for all supplies used in PACU. Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies/time.