RN Staff PreOp/PACU - Rose Surgery Center
Rose Surgical Center - Denver, CO

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The PACU RN provides nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

This position floats between the Pre-op/PACU and Pain department.
The tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Assesses, plans and evaluates the nursing care needs of the patient in the immediate post-operative or post-procedural period.
  • Provides comfort and support for post-operative patients.
  • Evaluates responses to treatments and interventions.
  • Carries out physician orders.
  • Anticipates case specific needs based on knowledge of procedure and pathophysiology regarding patient and procedure.
  • Manages patient's pain.
  • Administers prescribed medications and monitors vital signs.
  • Maintains aseptic technique and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
  • Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Required Job Qualifications include:
  • Current CO licensure as an RN.
  • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider, ACLS, PALS.
  • Current PACU or Critical Care experience.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs.

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