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Registered Nurse - PACU

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The PACU nurse serves as primary caregiver for an individual or a small group of patients. Uses the process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to provide or assist in providing patient focused, outcome oriented patient care in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Rapides Regional Medical Center. Maintains clinical competence for all age groups. Effectively communicates with all members of the healthcare team and promotes patient satisfaction strategies to enhance the patient experience.

When it comes to patient care, we strive to be the healthcare provider of choice. When it comes to employee care, our goal is to be the employer of choice.
BENEFITS INCLUDE:

* Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

* 401K Plan with employer match

* Generous Paid Time Off

* Flexible Spending Account

* Long Term and Short Term Disability Benefits

* Direct Deposit

* Tuition Reimbursement

* Employee Discounts

* And more!

QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:

* Graduate of a Nursing Program from an accredited school

* Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana

* CPR for Healthcare Providers certification within 30 days

* ACLS and PALS certifications within 6 months of employment

* TNCC to be completed within 1 year of hire date

* At least 1 year experience as a Registered Nurse preferred

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* The PACU nurse serves as the primary provider of patient care and is ultimately responsible and accountable to the patient for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient focused, outcome oriented care.

* Through assessment of the patient's physical, nutritional, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, cultural, educational, and rehabilitative needs, problems are identified and documented in the clinical record and communicated to the physician, case manager, and ancillary departments when appropriate

* Appropriate standards of care, care plans, and interventions are initiated, professionally modified, and communicated to the patient and other members of the healthcare team

* Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: pediatric, children, adolescent, adult, geriatric

* Provides patient/family health education that promotes healthy behaviors, supports recovery, and enables the patient/family to be involved in decisions about their own care

* The patient's responses to interventions and progress toward desired outcomes are assessed, re-assessed, evaluated, and documented in the clinical record

* Patient care activities are coordinated through collaboration and planning with other members of the healthcare team

* Physicians' orders are carried out accurately and efficiently, and clarified when necessary

* Adverse or sudden changes in the patient's conditions are promptly communicated to the physician, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or family with specific and pertinent data

* Able to identify potential or actual victims of abuse and understands the proper reporting mechanism

* Able to recognize adverse drug reactions and demonstrates understanding of proper reporting mechanism once reaction is identified

* Appropriately assesses the patient's pain and involves the patient in effective management of that pain using appropriate interventions

* Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for administration of blood and blood products and appropriately monitors the patient receiving blood/blood products for any transfusion reaction; takes proper measures once a reaction is recognized

* Patient care equipment is utilized safely and efficiently in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.

* Standard precautions are promoted and followed in the utilization of principles of infection control in patient care

* Achieves stated goals related to job performance

* Educational attendance records reveal attendance at all required educational programs/in-services

* Able to anticipate opportunities to provide excellent customer service by consistently practicing positive customer service behaviors, being proactive in service recovery, and serving as a liaison between patients, families, physicians and other members of the health care team

* Able to develop and maintain a professional relationship with each staff member by demonstrating effective communication to promote teamwork, establishing goals on the unit in relation to patient care and staff development, and creating an environment conducive to the delivery of quality patient care as evidenced by an open and cooperative work environment

* Models commitment to the organization by cultivating an environment of trust, serving as a resource to peers, and displaying appropriate behavior that positively influences the morale of the unit

* Exhibits professional appearance by adhering to the Dress Code policy

We are committed to:

Providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
Recruiting and retaining a diverse staff reflective of the patients and communities we serve.
Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected category in accordance to applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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