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Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU/Recovery

Company: Providence Health
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

Providence HealthFounded as Providence Hospitals in 1938--by theSisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standingfull-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a truedevotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortlythereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the fullcomplement of its services. Driven by quality,compassion,and Christ,Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.Providence Health is currently looking for an experiencedRN for our PACU unit at our Downtown Campus. This is a day shift position that will support the holding of patients in the PACU. Essential Functions* Demonstrates the ability to make rapid, initialassessments of the patients' physical and psychological needs and reassesses atfrequent intervals.* Determines plan and implements care according toestablished assessment and physicians' orders* Evaluates patients' physical and psychological responseto nursing care and keeps physicians informed of patients' condition* Demonstrates knowledge of airway management.* Demonstrates ability to individualize patients' oxygenneeds and initiates appropriate oxygen therapy accordingly.* Demonstrates proficiency in the care of theintubated/ventilated patient.* Possesses knowledge of arrhythmias and the general planof treatment.* Develops knowledge of and demonstrates proficiency andaccuracy in all nursing procedures related to the care of the PACU patient* Demonstrates proficiency in the care of patients withinvasive line.* Carries out appropriate actions safely and efficientlyduring emergency and/or stressful situations. Demonstrates knowledge of BLS/ACLS/PALSprotocol.* Administers medication according to hospital policy andprocedure. Knows the dosage, effect and side effects of medication prior toadministration.* Transfers patients to other units in a timely manner.Calls report to receiving nurse and identifies equipment/supplies needed forpost-op. Notifies RN of patient arrival on floor.* Demonstrates the ability to set appropriate prioritiesand to organize work for the smooth, efficient delivery of patient care.Facilitates the overall, effective functioning of the PACU.* Demonstrates Leadership skills in the management ofpatient care and in the guidance of other nursing staff in delivery of nursingcare.* Demonstrates Leadership skills in the overall function ofthe unit (i.e., reviewing OR schedule in advance, reviewing staffing schedule,flexing according to surgical flow).* Accurately and efficiently utilizes Meditech forprofessional documentation related to the care of the post-op patient.* Performs and documents equipment, drug and environmentalchecks as required by administration and regulatory agencies.* Promotes and maintains patient/employee privacy andconfidentiality.* Performs nursing procedures safely, efficiently, andskillfully, according to hospital policies and procedures. This is to includepoint of care testing.* Assists with the duties of the Peri-Operative Technicianwhen this person is absent or busy (i.e., transportation, order entry, etc.).Job Requirements:Required SkillsPrior experience and knowledge in a PACU or Recovery unitMinimum Experience1 year of experience required.EducationGraduate of an accredited school of nursing. Associate Degree in Nursing Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferredLicensure/CertificationCurrent license as a Registered Nurse from S.C.Current BLS upon hire with American Heart Association.ACLS/PALS required within 90 days of hire or unit transfer.Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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