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Recovery Room RN. Job in Waimea FOX8 Jobs

Location
Waimea, Hawaii
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
23 Sep 2022


Scope of Service

The Same Day Surgery/Post Anesthesia Care Unit (SDS/PACU) RN provides care for patients Pre-operatively and Post-operatively. Procedure types include: Endoscopy, ENT, Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedic, General, Obstetrics, and Ophthalmology.

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Pre-operatively †patients are fully assessed for all physical, emotional, spiritual, and family needs prior to surgery. There is a complete medication reconciliation, which will include all over the counter, herbal supplements, as well as all prescription medications. A complete physical evaluation is completed by the Anesthesia Provider, and RNs in this area will assist with any necessary preoperative sedation of anesthesia needs. The RN will also complete a physical assessment as well and complete set of vital sings, insert a peripheral IV, and medicate as per orders.

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Activities vital to the care of post-anesthesia and post-operative patients include: monitoring vital signs, managing postoperative pain, monitoring the surgical site, treating symptoms of postoperative nausea and vomiting, Â treating post-anesthetic shivering and airway management. PACU RNs often coordinate the delivery of care for post-anesthesia patients following surgical procedures so the safety, physical, psychological and educational needs of the patients and family members are met.

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PACU provides extended recovery care for up to 6 hours to patients requiring closer observation. Anesthesia can include general, regional or local anesthesia. The immediate post anesthesia period includes patients who have surgical, obstetrical, diagnostic, or therapeutic procedures

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The SDS area is a 5 Bay unit and the PACU is a 5 Bay unit directly adjacent to the Main Operating Room. PACU staff are on-call Monday †Friday after the last case has completed recovery until 7am the following morning and Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 am (24 hr. periods at a time) and on major holidays.

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Responsibilities

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for coordinating clinical care of patient.Â
• Integrates all health care providers to ensure high quality patient/family outcomes, and establishes a consistent and accountable relationship with patient/family. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, initiation and development of the plan of care, patient/family education, utilization management and discharge planning.

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Essential: lifting up to 2 lb., seeing, hearing, talking, grasping, fingering, standing, walking, stooping, forward reaching, handling.Â
• Frequent: pushing and pulling up to 30 psi, lifting up to 10 lbs., sitting, bending, squatting, twisting.
• Occasional: pushing and pulling up to 70 psi; lifting: horizontal lift/carry up to 75 lbs. with assistance, floor to waist up to 35 lbs., waist to shoulder up to 25 lbs., overhead level up to 15 lbs.; carrying up to 35 lbs, running, climbing, side bending, kneeling, crouching, overhead reaching.
• Operates various machines/tools/work aids.

III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions.
• Exposure to body fluids, blood products, and communicable diseases.
• Work environment may be highly stressful, fast paced and hectic.

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
• Diploma or Associate†s Degree in Nursing.
• Bachelor†s degree in Nursing preferred.
• Current Hawaii State license as a Registered Nurse.
• Current certification at BLS/HCP level. Additional certifications may be required based on area of assignment.

Additional Requirements

A.       EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

  Current ACLS certification required.
  Current PALS certification required.

B.       EXPERIENCE:

  Two (2) years ICU RN experience or two (2) years experience managing patients on vasopressors and ventilators within the last three (3) years preferred.

C. Â Â Â Â Â Â OTHER:

  Ability to float to other units as per business/clinical need.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet
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Details

  • Job Reference: 719137176-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Queen's Health System
  • Location: Waimea, Hawaii
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent