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Registered Nurse

Company: Christus Health
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Summary:

Responsible for admitting the patient to the clinical area and providing nursing care to the preoperative patient, as well as, developing a nursing care plan specifically designed for the individual patient.

We are also looking for one to deliver nursing care in the Post-Operative Care Unit (PACU) to patients entering the postoperative phase of treatment, responsible for assessing the patient’s condition and readiness for discharge.

Pre-Op

  • Ensures the preoperative area has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times
  • Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
  • Admits the patient to the unit and prepares him/her for the scheduled procedure
  • Makes initial assessment and determines the nursing needs of the patient
  • Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
  • Identifies patient’s physical and mental status
  • Monitors the patient’s medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
  • Assures surgical consent and preoperative test results are in the medical record prior to proposed procedure
  • Reports any important health history facts to the operating room nurse
  • Gives patients and family members emotional support as necessary
  • Documents patient care delivered, accurately in the medical record
  • Performs other nursingduties as assigned
  • Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
  • Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
  • Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business

PACU

  • Ensures that the PACU has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times
  • Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
  • Admits the patient to the unit and monitors recovery from anesthesia and surgical procedure
  • Makes initial assessment and determined the nursing needs of the patient
  • Follows and implements physician’s orders and performs all required nursing activities
  • Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
  • Identifies patient’s physical and mental status
  • Monitors the patient’s medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
  • Documents accurately in the patient’s medical record the care received and the progress in the recovery process
  • Assures that the patient fits the documentedcriteria prior to discharge
  • Gives patients and family members emotional support as necessary
  • Performs other nursingduties as assigned
  • Maintains established Center/departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business
  • Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors and other Center employees
  • Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or documents as indicated by policy.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of patient care and Center business

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing or vocational school
  • Licensed to practice in the state
  • Previous preoperative care experience preferred
  • Previous PACU experience preferred
  • ACLS
  • PALS preferred
  • BLS

Work Type: 

Per Diem As Needed


Keywords: Christus Health, San Antonio , Registered Nurse, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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