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Recovery Room/PACU RN


Location: Kamuela, Hawaii
Job Category: PACU

Under the supervision of the Manager of SDS/PACU provides professional high quality patient care for ages Neonate-Geriatrics using the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) including documentation of patient care in accordance with nursing practice and standards of care.
This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of all ages. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient’s self-report or behavior and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment options for each patient

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for the delivery of coordinated nursing care for a patient or an assigned group of patients within the surgical service unit and for the day-to-day management and supervision of the related clinical activities.
2. Revises nursing orders/care plans based on physician’s orders and effectiveness of intervention to impact desired outcome, ensuring quality patient care.
3. Responsible for supervising and responsibly directing the activities of various levels of assigned nursing and ancillary personnel utilizing both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment.
4. Sets priorities for emergencies, changes in patient status and unusual occurrences. Demonstrates the ability to re-prioritize.
5. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
6. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
7. Complies with hospital standards for documentation in medical records. Identifies documentation problems and suggests corrective action.
8. Provides safe patient care for patient according to hospital policy, and abides by the Code of Conduct and Compliance program.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned and within the parameters of qualifications and scope of practice

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
• Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred.
• Current completion of certification in BLS. ACLS and PALS certifications

EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum Two (2) years Acute Care Recovery RN experience - Same Day Surgery/PACU experience.
• Knowledge of ASPAN standards and practice recommendations, anatomy, physiology, disease process, pharmacology, IV therapy, aseptic techniques and basic EKG. Proficient in airway management.
• Equipment used: Computer, Copier/Printer/Fax machine, multi-line telephone, PYXIS, Computers on wheels with scanner, Philips monitors, VS monitors, CADD pump, Infusion pumps, SCD devices, Code Carts, Hovermat ,Belmont Rapid infuser. Under the supervision of the Manager of SDS/PACU provides professional high quality patient care for ages Neonate-Geriatrics using the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) including documentation of patient care in accordance with nursing practice and standards of care.
This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of all ages. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient’s self-report or behavior and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment options for each patient

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for the delivery of coordinated nursing care for a patient or an assigned group of patients within the surgical service unit and for the day-to-day management and supervision of the related clinical activities.
2. Revises nursing orders/care plans based on physician’s orders and effectiveness of intervention to impact desired outcome, ensuring quality patient care.
3. Responsible for supervising and responsibly directing the activities of various levels of assigned nursing and ancillary personnel utilizing both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment.
4. Sets priorities for emergencies, changes in patient status and unusual occurrences. Demonstrates the ability to re-prioritize.
5. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
6. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
7. Complies with hospital standards for documentation in medical records. Identifies documentation problems and suggests corrective action.
8. Provides safe patient care for patient according to hospital policy, and abides by the Code of Conduct and Compliance program.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned and within the parameters of qualifications and scope of practice

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
• Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred.
• Current completion of certification in BLS. ACLS and PALS certifications

EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum Two (2) years Acute Care Recovery RN experience - Same Day Surgery/PACU experience.
• Knowledge of ASPAN standards and practice recommendations, anatomy, physiology, disease process, pharmacology, IV therapy, aseptic techniques and basic EKG. Proficient in airway management.
• Equipment used: Computer, Copier/Printer/Fax machine, multi-line telephone, PYXIS, Computers on wheels with scanner, Philips monitors, VS monitors, CADD pump, Infusion pumps, SCD devices, Code Carts, Hovermat ,Belmont Rapid infuser.

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