HCA, Hospital Corporation of America PACU Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah

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TheAmbulatory Surgery Divisionoperates over 100 ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) perform surgeries that do not require hospital admission. They provide cost-effective services and a convenient environment. Procedures are performed in a fully equipped operating room and recovery is under the care of highly skilled nurses. Surgeries performed include eye, ear, nose and throat (ENT), general surgery, gynecologic, plastic surgery, podiatry and orthopedics. We manage a collection of highly motivated and innovative leaders who are committed to excellence in every aspect of their career. Apply today!

At theSt. Mark's Outpatient Surgery Center, the demand for compassionate & quality care has never been greater. As a result, we are seeking a qualified OR Nurse to join our growing team.The mission of our center is to provide exceptional care to /every/ patient /every/ day with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

  • *GENERAL SUMMARY OF RN PACU DUTIES: *Contributes to the company’s mission and vision by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care rendered postoperatively until 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. The patient care requirements may include those of pediatric, child and adolescent when such patient populations are served, as well as adult and geriatric. This person will report to the Nurse Manager, Nurse Supervisor, or designee. This is a non-exempt positon.

OPERATIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: * Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the post-operative nurse in accordance with patient care and regulatory standards of practice. * 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.) * Demonstrates understanding of principles of hemodynamic monitoring and monitors patient according to policy (vital signs, temperature, cardiac, etc.). * Recognizes signs and symptoms of patient’s condition that indicate potential post procedure or anesthesia related complications and report to anesthesiologist immediately. * Monitors and maintains proper intravenous intake and output. * Exhibits proper technique for insertion, maintenance, and removal of IV catheters and saline locks. * Performs head to toe assessment of patient and evaluates patient utilizing approved scoring system upon admission and as indicated by policy. * Documents patient assessment upon admission. * Checks dressings and/or operative site and reports abnormalities to the surgeon. * Provides a safe and comforting environment for patient and family while restraining patient for safety reasons, as needed and in accordance with facility policy. * Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current practice (i.e. antibiotics, narcotics, preparing/labeling medications, identifying high alert medications, utilizing 7 patient rights for medication administration and appropriate handling of narcotic waste). * Demonstrates thorough understanding of medications utilized intra and poster operatively and recognizes the need for use of reversal drugs, when necessary. * Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a calm and controlled manner. * Prepares patient for transfer to hospital when necessary. * Assures that patient meets all discharge criteria. o Patient is evaluated by a physician/anesthesia provider prior to discharge. o Written discharge order is received from the attending physician prior to patient discharge. o Patient is discharged home with a responsible adult, unless otherwise approved by physician. * Confirms that patient and family receives and verbalizes understanding of written discharge instructions. * Documents all appropriate patient information in accordance with charting guidelines. * Conducts patient post procedure calls. Documents and reports to patient’s physician any abnormalities communicated by patient/family member during the follow up call. * Takes responsibility for careful and accurate handling and/or logging of narcotics. * Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients and stretchers to prevent injury to patient and self. * Complies with principles of hand hygiene, aseptic and sterile technique. * Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance and cleanliness of instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary environment for the provision of patient care. * Appropriately handles the disposal of biohazardous materials. * Restocks area daily, using appropriate par levels and daily stock sheets.

Consider joining a team that offers: * Great working hours * Opportunities to learn and grow your career * Great Benefits for Eligible Positions * Positive team environment

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*EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE * * Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

· Minimum 2 years’ experience in a PACU or ICU setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center. · Additional specialty experience may be required as per facility practices(i.e. Pediatric, GI, etc)


· Active RN license as required by state of employment. · Required valid BCLS Certification upon employment.** **online certification not acceptable. · ACLS required. · PALS as required by facility.

Title: PACU Nurse

Location: Utah-Salt Lake City-St Mark%27s Outpatient Surgery Center

Requisition ID: 07818-33124