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Float Pool PACU Nurse PT

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Part-time

HCA has been recognized as a World's Most Admired Company in the Health Care Medical Facilities Industry by Fortune Magazine. The Float Pool provides staffing to the Ambulatory Surgery Centers within the HealthONE system. Our cases are performed Monday-Friday which means NO nights, NO weekends, or on-call will be required. The size of our surgery centers naturally creates a culture where everyone knows one another with a shared focus on providing the best possible experience for those that we serve. We are currently in search of additional members to join our team!

Video- ASD RN

A few of the benefits we provide you:

--- Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment Program
--- Full Medical, Dental, Life, Disability and Vision Insurance
--- 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure)
--- New Extended Family Leave and PTO
--- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
--- Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
--- Employee Discount Program

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Contributes to the company's mission and
vision by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the
nursing care rendered preoperative and postoperative 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 Float Pool
Registered Nurse will rotate to other Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, and will
perform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. The
Float Pool Registered Nurse performs delegated duties consistent with his/her
scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care
delivery.

OPERATIONAL DUTIES
INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

--- Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the peri-operative nurse in accordance with patient care and regulatory standards of practice.
--- Pre-op
- Prepares patient care area adequately before case and ensures availability of necessary equipment and supplies.
- Greets patient and family in a timely manner and keeps them informed of any delays/changes.
- Verifies two patient identifiers utilizing the armband prior to any interventions.
- 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.
- Assess patient's understanding of procedure and checks surgical consent for accuracy and completeness. Obtains and witnesses patient's signature if needed.
- 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.) o Ensures that H/P is a complete full examination of all body systems and dated within 30 days prior to procedure.
* Ensures that H/P, orders for the procedure, and consent form are consistent prior to placing in medical chart.
- Verifies surgical site verbally with patient per policy.
- Participates in the anesthesia time-out process if performed in the pre-op area prior to administration of pre-operative blocks or prior to the induction of anesthesia.
- Initiates intravenous therapy as prescribed, utilizing aseptic technique utilizing appropriate IV start kit, catheter and fluid. Ensures that medication is labeled appropriately.
- Receives and acknowledges preoperative physician's orders and implements accordingly. Utilizing appropriate documentation for verbal/telephone orders.
- Administers pre-operative medications as prescribed and utilizes safety medication practices (i.e. aseptic preparation, labeling medications, identifying high alert and independent check medications, 7 medication rights, narcotic waste, etc.). 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.
- Demonstrates knowledge/understanding of pain blocks and is readily available to assist anesthesia as needed.
--- 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.)
- Understand principals 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.
- Assures that patient meets all discharge criteria.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

--- Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE:

--- 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)

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:

--- Active RN license as required by state of employment or appropriate compact licensure.
--- Valid BCLS, ACLS & PALS Certifications required upon employment (Must be through American Heart Association, online certification not acceptable).

"We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status."

Notice

Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at privacy@hcahealthcare.com

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