HCA, Hospital Corporation of America PACU Nurse in Houston, Texas
The Registered Nurses is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care rendered in PACU until the patient is dismissed from the facility. Nursing care meets the standards of the profession, the policies and procedures of the Center, and is appropriate to the Center’s patient population to identify patient and family needs. Job duties include: * Prepares patient care area adequately and ensures availability of necessary equipment and supplies. * Demonstrates proper airway management techniques (oral airway, extubation, pulse oximetry monitoring, O2 administration, etc.) * Monitors and maintains proper intravenous intake and output. * Exhibits proper technique for insertion, maintenance, and removal of IV catheters and saline locks. * Checks dressings and/or operative site and reports abnormalities to the surgeon. * Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current practice * Demonstrates thorough understanding of medications utilized intra and poster operatively and recognizes the need for use of reversal drugs, when necessary. * Assures that patient meets all discharge criteria * Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Apply today to schedule your confidential interview!
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: * Diploma or Associates Degree from a School of Nursing program (required) * BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program at an accredited school of Nursing (preferred)
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * Current Registered Nurse License in this state * American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider (required) * PALS and ACLS certification (required)
EXPERIENCE: * 1 year of experience as a RN with demonstrated competency in critical care or post anesthesia care (required)
Title: PACU Nurse
Location: Texas-Houston-Physicians ASC LLC
Requisition ID: 26241-69031