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PRN PreOp/PACU RN - Flatirons Surgery Center

at United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)

Posted: 12/7/2019
Job Status: PRN
Job Reference #: 13593
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Tracking Code
13593-147
Job Description

Flatirons Surgery Center is looking for a full-time PreOP/PACU RN to Join our team!

Job Summary:

Pre-operative Duties

  • Manage patients’ admission processes to preoperative department in a hospital
  • Assess the status of patients’ health in pre-op and ensure accuracy of identification wristband
  • Ensure that operative and informed consents are in order
  • Determine the surgeon and procedure being carried out
  • Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for surgical procedure
  • Initiate IVs and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure and attending medical staff

Post-operative Duties

  • Assess patients’ condition after a surgery has been performed
  • Ensure that all vitals are within normal range
  • Log all findings in patients’ files
  • Answer patients’ questions and ensure that they are kept comfortable
  • Make sure that all relevant IVs are in check
  • Develop individualized care plans based on each individual patient’s condition
  • Ensure that the all nursing activities are carried out in accordance to individual patient care plan
  • Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the doctor
  • Initiate patient education programs to ensure that both patients and families are educated on procedures and medications
  • Determine when patients are ready to be moved to their rooms
  • Perform intervention duties in cases of post-operative emergencies
  • Record sedation levels and body temperature
  • Manage blood and fluid transfusions and draw specimens
  • Ensure that the post-operative space is clean and sanitized
  • Change bandages and dress surgical wounds

Required Skills:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse with an unrestricted license in the state of Colorado
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Must have at least 2-5 years' previous experience in PreOP/PACU
  • Previous experience in an ambulatory surgical center strongly preferred
  • Must have current BLS, ALS and PALS
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
  • Understanding of aseptic techniques and their implementation
  • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatric
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
  • Must be an excellent team player and have the ability to communicate with staff, patients and physicians
Job Location
Louisville, Colorado, United States
Company Location
Flatirons Surgery Center (12703)
Company Location Description
Surgical Center
Position Type
PRN
Salary
34.00 - 37.00 USD