PACU RN, FT Varied Shift

Shift: Variable
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse is accountable for the health status and health needs of their patients based upon interpretation of health data and preventative health practices in collaboration with the patients and the interdisciplinary healthcare team members. The PACU nurse is responsible for assessing the patient’s vital signs, pain, the site of incision, temperature, respiration and phase 1 recovery of the post-anesthesia acute care pediatric and adult patients.

  Current Texas RN license
  CPR certified from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
  ACLS and BLS certified
  PALS within 6-months of hire

  Previous staff nursing experience   required;  Critical Care experience desired
  Assess, plan, evaluates, documents total nursing process
  Strong critical care thinking skills
  Duties include changing of dressings, turning a patient, breathing exercises and pain management
  Thorough knowledge of pain medication and able to use his/her judgment of a patient’s pain
  Organized, able to prioritize
  Able to identify, analyze and implement effective problem solving techniques
  Requires initiative, flexibility and the ability to stay calm in emergencies and a professional attitude
  Self-motivated with exceptional follow-through skills
  Computer skills necessary; EMR and Soarian documentation
  Multi-task constantly and tolerate multiple interruptions
  Personable, professional communication skills to communicate with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare members
  Compassionate customer service skills
  Committed to patient and family satisfaction

  On-Call requirements are   based on staffing generally 6 to 8 on-call days per 6-week schedule / 30-minute response time.