Company: MedBridge Development
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Full-time PreOp/PACU RN
Provides nursing care to the surgical patient during the
preoperative and postoperative phases. Involves assessment,
planning, implementation, and evaluation of surgical patient.
Provides safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, educative,
individualized and goal-directed nursing care to patients and their
families in the immediate post-anesthetic period. The application
of physiologic and psychosocial knowledge and skills promotes,
restores and maintains the patient's physiological processes in a
safe, comfortable and effective environment, while facilitating the
patient's adaptation to his surgical experiences.
The Nurse supports the Center philosophy as well as the policies
and procedures, and the nursing philosophy of the Center.
Duties will consist of, but not be limited to:
Assessment Assesses the physical status of the patient through
personal observation and interaction.
Assesses the individual psychosocial and spiritual needs of the
patient and significant other.
Demonstrates understanding and interpretation of diagnostic
measures such as labs, chest x-ray and EKG.
Obtains an overview of the patient's status by reviewing the
Consults with the peri-operative nurse who interviewed the patient
Planning Plans for a safe, efficient, effective, and clean
environment for preoperative and post-operative care.
Identifies problems and plans action to resolve problems.
Identifies goals for the individual patient and communicates these
goals to others involved in the patient's care.
Assures that patient has appropriate discharge instructions; is
accompanied by a responsible adult upon discharge; has the
telephone number of the physician to call in the event of need
during the first 24 hours post-surgery.
Implementation Takes action to implement nursing care and resolve
the problems identified for the individual patient.
Utilizes supplies, equipment, and resources to contain cost without
compromising delivery of care.
Reduces chances of nosocomial infection by directing attention to
infection control and environmental safety practices.
Reports and documents information accurately and in a timely
Utilizes professional nursing judgment in the delivery of care.
Uses safe methods of handling equipment.
Evaluation Evaluates action taken to implement nursing care plan
and resolve problems accordingly.
Modifies intervention to achieve goals if previous intervention was
Evaluates own nursing practice and seeks ways of growing
Interpersonal Relationships Recognizes and utilizes appropriate
lines of communication.
Foster cooperative efforts in meeting the goals of nursing by
Communicates a positive and caring attitude toward unit, peers,
staff and all other contacts.
Seeks guidance, direction and assistance where needed.
Conveys ideas, concepts, and facts relative to patient care in a
logical, understandable and concise manner.
Accountability Seeks appropriate learning opportunities
Demonstrates competence and expertise in nursing practice.
Assumes responsibility for professional nursing practice within the
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and Center's
Utilizes judgment in determining nursing actions.
Acts as patient advocate in the coordination of patient care.
Always maintains safety rules.
Has knowledge of equipment and supplies and is familiar with their
location in Recovery Room and Surgery, i.e.: emergency call system,
oxygen, mechanical ventilator assistance equipment, including
airways, ambu bag, defibrillator, cardiac monitoring equipment,
tracheostomy set, laryngoscope and endotracheal tubes, suction
equipment, emergency drugs and supplies specified by the Medical
Monitors emergency equipment.
Has an in-depth knowledge of anesthetic agents and their actions,
emergency drugs, impending complications, and emergency treatment
of complications, should they occur.
Follows recovery room guidelines.
Must comply with all HIPAA privacy regulations regarding the
confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI).
Must file an incident report for any unusual event that occurs to a
patient or member of staff; this would include, but not be limited
to, falls, needlestick injuries, aspiration of gastric contents,
allergic reactions, and disruptive behavior by staff or patients.
Also required to report any incidences or alleged incidences of
abuse, harassment, or injury to self, other employees, or patients
occurring at the Center or relating to the Center. Further
specifications can be found in the Abuse Reporting documents and
Code of Safe Practices, provided by the Director of Nursing.
Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Maintains current RN licensure and BLS certification, ACLS, and
PALS (if applicable).
Has full command of the English language both verbal and
Is willing to serve as patients' advocate during the pre-operative,
intra-operative, and post-operative phases of surgical
Meets the needs of the center as demanded by the surgical schedule,
particularly when overtime hours and time changes become
Assists in the O.R. as necessary.
May be expected to lift twenty-five pounds without assistance. Is
required to obtain assistance when moving patients unable to assist
in moving unless patient is in wheelchair or on gurney. May be
required to push patients in wheelchairs or on gurneys. Will be
expected to obtain assistance when needed.
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