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Operating Nurse/PRE/PACU - PreOp / PACU - Post Anesthesia Care

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Operating Nurse/PRE/PACUJob Summary:

The RN - Registered Nurse is responsible for providing clinical expertise to ensure all patients receive efficient and high-quality care. This position will deliver quality care to patients utilizing the process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. The RN effectively interacts with patients and other healthcare staff while maintaining standards of professional nursing.

Essential Job Functions:

* Participates in the development of patient care delivery systems, standards, policy and procedures, and problem-solving teams.
* Demonstrates appropriate application of age specific standards, policies, and procedures and guidelines in caring for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients: follows age specific standards in administering medications based on patient's age; follows age specific standards of care during altered states of consciousness related to analgesia, conscious sedation or anesthesia; uses age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines to perform treatments and procedures that are routine for unit/clinic based on patient's age.
* Incorporates cultural and developmental needs into plan of care: in collaboration with the patient/family, and in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner, implements the plan of care; demonstrates competency in the provision of nursing care according to established standards of nursing practice and in developmentally appropriate manner.
* Collaborates and works cooperatively with physicians and other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team in formal and informal teaching of patients and/or family about his or her disease process and wellness promotion plan and discharge planning: assesses patient/family learning needs, abilities, preferences, and readiness to learn; utilizes a collaborative interdisciplinary process to provide appropriate patient/family education; utilizes available information to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching in producing the desired patient outcomes and makes adjustments in teaching as indicated.
* Participates in performance improvement activities which include collecting, analyzing data to identify quantifiable measures to maintain quality and the promotion of desired outcomes.
* Demonstrates critical thinking skills, ability to provide and delegate appropriate activities to staff based on patient assessment, complexity of the task, level of competence of staff and/or certification/licensure requirements and the requirements to deliver care in a safe efficient manner maximizing positive outcomes for the patient.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Ability:

* Graduate of a school of nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
* One (1) to three (3) years recent experience as an RN; experience in eyes, orthopedic, neurosurgical, pain management specialties preferred.
* Current state license as a registered nurse; current CPR certification.
* ACLS and PALS certification.

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Oak Lawn , Operating Nurse/PRE/PACU - PreOp / PACU - Post Anesthesia Care, Healthcare , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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