Registered Nurse PreOp PACU (PT) - Northwest Spine and Pain Surgery Center
Company: Surgical Care Affiliates
Posted on: May 5, 2021
Location: US-OR-Wilsonville# of Openings: 2Category: Registered
NurseSystem ID: 14543OverviewSCA, a leader in the outpatient
surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical
groups and health systems across the country to develop and
optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical
facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical
hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For
more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.Accountabilities
/ ResponsibilitiesWe are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse
(RN) PreOp PACU.NW Spine & Pain is a small but busy spine surgery
center with two operating rooms--one used for spine surgery with
five different surgeons; and the other used for pain management
procedures with an anesthesiologist. The RN will be responsible for
all PACU duties including but not limited to admission and recovery
of patients. Will also need to be able to circulate in the OR/be
willing to train to circulate. The ideal candidate will be flexible
as hours and days vary from week to week, eager to learn, and
willing to adapt to the needs of the facility. This position has no
call, no weekends and no holidays. Typical day is done by 6pm.
Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA. Assess patient's
preoperative and postoperative status at intervals according to
facility or health care organization policies and procedures to
include the patient's cardiovascular system, respiratory system and
airway management needs, neurological system, hemodynamic
stability, pain and comfort needs, and mental status. Interpret
information accurately from various noninvasive and invasive
monitors. Describe the underlying pathophysiology of commonly
encountered disease processes. Describe the physiology associated
with various anesthesia techniques and surgical or procedural
interventions. Apply the relevant scoring system/discharge criteria
for patient transfer (e.g., Aldrete Score, Modified Aldrete Score
[i.e., PARSAP], Post Anesthesia Discharge Scoring System [PADSS],
White) score accurately as defined by organizational policy.
Develop an individualized perianesthesia plan of care. Implement
the plan of care including the following interventions: Preparing
for and managing patient recovery from anesthesia - general.
Preparing for and managing patient recovery from anesthesia -
monitored anesthesia care. Preparing for and managing patient
recovery from anesthesia - regional. Preparing for and managing
patient recovery from anesthesia - local. Preparing for and
protecting patient from injury caused by positioning, thermal
sources, and extraneous objects. Communicating the patient's
current status throughout the perianesthesia continuum of care.
Providing acute pain and comfort management as needed.
Administering medications safely and correctly by using the
8-rights of safe medication administration. Performing
interventions to maintain the integrity of the patient's wound and
tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels. Performing
interventions to maintain the status of the patient's
genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine,
respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, and fluid,
electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels.
Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to
normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative
period. Performing interventions to protect patient from infection.
Managing patient's other co-morbid conditions as applicable.
Managing patient's fluid as prescribed. Assessing knowledge level
of patient or designated support person and providing education
regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional
management, medication management, pain and comfort management,
wound management, and expected responses to the operative or
invasive procedure; Involving patient or designated support person
actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of
care and the rehabilitation process. Protecting patient's rights,
dignity, and privacy. Providing age-specific, culturally competent,
ethical care within legal standards of practice; and Providing
consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting. Evaluate
the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes. Transfer care as
needed. Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are
accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and
response to care. Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse
Practice Act (if applicable), state board of nursing or
professional registration requirements, state laws, and job
descriptions. Document nursing care completely, accurately, and
legibly. Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as needed.
Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
Participate in the performance appraisal process. Use
problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective
work relationships with team members. Maintain required
competencies. Pursue professional growth. Act as a patient advocate
and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health
information. Comply with all facility policies and procedures when
providing patient care. Actively participate in team meetings,
trainings, and daily safety huddles. Demonstrate fiscal
responsibility. Perform all other duties as assigned.
QualificationsGraduate of an Accredited School of Nursing. One year
of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred.
Current state licensure to practice within good standings.
Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac
Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation
of current BLS/BCLS certification. Successful completion of
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course within 90 days
of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.
Successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility
scope services within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current PALS certification. Specialty certification in
Perioperative or perianesthesia Nursing is preferred.Working
Conditions/Physical Requirements: Physically demanding, high-stress
environment Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable
diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions Pushing and
pulling heavy objects Full range of body motion including handling
and lifting patients and equipment Manual and finger dexterity Hand
eye coordination Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs Corrected vision
and hearing to within normal range Working irregular hours As a
representative of Surgical Care Affiliates, all comments,
attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct impact on the
Facility's success. Interaction with patients, families,
physicians, referral sources, affiliated schools, visitors,
volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must be in a
manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful,
cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an
atmosphere of teamwork, a culture of safety, and in accordance with
SCA Core Values. EEO StatementWe value Diversity, Inclusion, and
Belonging at Surgical Care Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment
Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin,
disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace.
Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning
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