Pre Op / PACU Registered Nurse
Company: Syosset Surgicenter
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Job Description POSITION: - - - - - - - - - - - - -Pre-Op/PACU
DEPARTMENT: - - - - - - - - Nursing
REPORTS TO: - - - - - - - - - -Nurse Manager
JOB SUMMARY: - - - - - - - - Provides planned, skilled nursing care
for patients in the pre-operative and post-operative periods.
Provides assessment, patient surveillance, and timely
administration of physician's orders to prepare patients for
procedures. Provides assessment, patient surveillance, and timely
administration of physician's orders to prepare patients for
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
Current New York State licensure required.
Experience in post-operative or critical care area preferred.
BCLS and ACLS.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
Strong organizational skills, detail oriented.
Proficient at setting priorities.
Constant and frequent judgment and response, occasionally in
response to an emergency, actual events or drills.
Excellent interpersonal skills - must be able to work independently
and as a team member.
Computer literate preferred (Microsoft - Word, Patient Database
Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
PALS Certification required (Syosset SurgiCenter only)
Require high level of visual and auditory acuity for timely
response and patient care assessment activities.
Ability to move quickly in response to physician and patient
Ability to stand for long periods, occasional overhead and low
Occasionally exert force up to 50lbs, frequently up to 20 lbs, and
constantly up to 10lbs.
Patient care activities may require the ability to exert force up
to 30lbs constantly, up to 40 lbs occasionally, and up to 100 lbs.
Works with the Center's clinical and non-clinical staff,
physicians, patients, patients family/significant others,
consultants, and vendors (in-services on supplies or equipment).
May direct ancillary personnel caring for patients in that assigned
Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Center.
Supports, and performs according to, approved policies and
Participates as a team member in support of the total
Considers patients rights in performance of job duties and
1. Contributes to the progress and development of the approved
Continuous Quality Improvement/Rick Management Program.
Supports risk management and participates in programs directed to
patient and staff safety.
Contributes to the quality management process, identifies role and
contributions to functional teams.
Objectively evaluates suggestions, grievances, and processes to
identify opportunities to improve performance and quality of
2. Communicates and interacts effectively with patients, visitors,
physicians, and co-workers.
Interactions are respectful and courteous.
Assist others with their questions or needs.
Provide excellent customer service to all patients,
families/significant others, co-workers, managers, physicians,
consultants, and vendors.
Communicates effectively and professionally, using a translator
Documents that information, received from the patient is
disseminated to the appropriate people or departments.
3. Maintains and promotes professional competence through
continuing education and other learning experiences.
Participates in committees, conferences, and quality management
Researches and submits pertinent articles for review at staff
Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging
opportunities and responsibilities.
Objectively evaluates suggestions or criticisms and attempts to
improve performance or seeks further guidance, as needed.
Maintains membership in relevant professional organizations.
Attends and actively participates in meetings, committees,
in-services, workshops, seminars, and conferences according to job
responsibilities and Center requirements.
Assists with the orientation and training of new personnel and acts
as a resource person for patient care problems.
4. Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job
duties and responsibilities.
Reports observed or suspected violations, hazards, and
noncompliance according to Center policy.
Observes safety measures in performance of job duties and
responsibilities; enforces compliance with safety and security
policies and procedures.
Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure.
5. Interacts appropriately with various age groups.
Accurately assess and interprets age-specific patient data.
Accurately interprets age-specific patient responses to questions
Involves the patient's family/significant other in decision making
about the patient's care.
Provides care appropriate to the patient's age group.
Accurately applies knowledge of growth and development.
Considers age-specific patient requirements when responding to
6. Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and
Organizes nursing activities efficiently; considers staff abilities
when delegating activities.
Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and
providing appropriate care.
Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according
to accepted standards of practice.
Assists with the inventory of supplies, drugs, and equipment to
maintain availability and stock levels in the pre/post-operative
Considers cost-effectiveness in the provision of care.
Maintains order and cleanliness of pre/post-operative areas.
7. Performs thorough pre-operative patient assessment.
Assesses the physical and emotional status of the patient according
to policy; documents assessment on appropriate forms.
Develops a plan for patient care based on the assessment data;
implements and documents pre-operative care according to Center
Informs patient and family/significant other about routine care and
procedures related to the pre-operative experience.
Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and supports the
patient's right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality.
Serves as a patient advocate, as necessary, in providing a safe and
secure environment for the patient.
8. Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in
the immediate post-operative period.
Assesses and documents the patient's physical and emotional status
upon arrival in the post-operative area.
Documents post-operative care and identity of second person in the
post-operative area during the patient's recovery from
anesthesia/sedation according to Center policy.
Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical
condition and type of anesthesia administered.
Provides discharge instructions to patient and family/significant
other according to Center policy.
9. Performs other duties as directed by the Charge Nurse/ Peri-Op
Manager or Director of Nursing.
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