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PRE-OP/PACU RN - South Denver Surgery Center - PRN

Company: United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)
Location: Littleton
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

South Denver Surgery Center is looking for a PreOP/PACU RN to Join our team!Pre-operative Duties

  • Manage patients' admission processes to preoperative department
  • 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 staffPost-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 discharged
    • 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 woundsRequired 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 preferred
      • Previous experience in Orthopedics, Spine and Pain management is a plus.
      • 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 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 physiciansRequired SkillsRequired Experience

Keywords: United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI), Littleton , PRE-OP/PACU RN - South Denver Surgery Center - PRN, Healthcare , Littleton, Colorado

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