Staff RN - Pre-OP/PACU
Seton Medical Center Harker Heights - Harker Heights, TX

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ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
BLS- Basic Life Support
PALS- Pediatric Advanced Life Support

POSITION SUMMARY :
This position is responsible for the Pre-Operative and PACU nurse utilizes the nursing process to identify patient needs for continuous assessment in the Pre-Operative and PACU departments. The RN will document and evaluate the effectiveness of nursing actions and ensure a safe environment of care. The PACU nurse is responsible and accountable for working with other departments to ensure continuity of care.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Implements and documents the Nursing Process for population specific patient care delivery to include the complex patient/family.
  • May function as Provider or RN-M based upon completion of competencies.
  • Participates in performance improvement/research activities.
  • Participates in activities that promote improvement of patient care/patient satisfaction.
  • Expands/shares knowledge of nursing practice.
  • Functions as an active team member and demonstrates leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrates and enhances professional growth and development, maintains and enhances clinical competency. Remains current in nursing practices
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
  • Experience with patient safety best practices preferred. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information Demonstrated proficient communication skills. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS :
A. Education/Skills/Experience:
  • Completion of education to obtain Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience of Pre-OP and/or PACU hospital experience required
B. Licenses/Registrations/Certifications:
  • Registered Nurse (RN) with Texas Board of Nursing – OR – current home state license is required for multi-state license recognition through the Nurse Licensure Compact
  • BLS required

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