HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse PreOp PACU PRN in San Antonio, Texas

At the Center for Special Surgery, the demand for compassionate & quality care has never been greater. As a result, we are seeking a qualified Pre-Op /PACU Nurse to join our growing team.

The Registered Nurses is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care 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: Pre-Op * Prepares patient care area adequately before case and ensures availability of necessary equipment and supplies. * Conducts complete patient assessment and evaluation of each patient prior to surgery or treatment, which includes review of patient history and diagnostic tests, physical, and psychological assessment. * Consistently reviews charts for completeness, in accordance with clinical protocols, prior to surgery (i.e. consents, H/P, diagnostic studies, assessments, home medications list, etc.) * Initiates intravenous therapy as prescribed, utilizing aseptic technique utilizing appropriate IV start kit, catheter and fluid. Ensures that medication is labeled appropriately. * Administers pre-operative medications as prescribed and utilizes safety medication practices. Monitors patient until transferred to OR. * Monitors patient if IV sedation given in pre-op setting to assure patient maintains airway and vital signs are stable. Administers oxygen and provides continuous monitoring and support as needed. * Other duties as required Post Op * 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. * Checks dressings and/or operative site and reports abnormalities to the surgeon. * 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.

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

About Our Surgery Center The Center for Special Surgery was thoroughly and purposefully planned with one objective: the ultimate experience in same day surgical procedures with unsurpassed quality of care. The particular types of same day procedures involved typically require more care than is usually available in your doctor's office but which do not require a hospital stay. At The Center we care for a wide variety of medical and surgical needs. The Center is known for having state-of-the-art equipment as well as performing the very latest in procedures. All of our physicians are board-certified or board-eligible with training and skills that are second to none.

Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Experience: Minimum 2 year experience in a GI setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center.

Certification / Licensure: 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: Registered Nurse PreOp PACU PRN

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Center for Special Surgery-Texas

Requisition ID: 26534-68315