RN - Same Day Surgery & PACU in Mayfield, KY at Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

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Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Under indirect supervision, performs and coordinates pre-op and post-op patient care. Assesses, plans and formulates and directs care to ambulatory surgical patients


  • Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the financial, personal, medical, or employment status of patients/families at JPMC.

  • Must follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.

  • Must report safety hazards and initiate appropriate action.

  • Must participate in safety instructional programs.

  • Assists with the pre and post-operative preparation of the patient.

  • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of recovery of patients in the PACU and same day surgery area using established protocol.

  • Assesses patient’s needs and develops a care plan identified by the patient, nursing, physician and family.

  • Prepares and administers all medication with a high degree of accuracy. Maintains medications in a secured location. Narcotics are secured according to protocol.

  • Demonstrates competent CPR techniques and the use of monitoring devices as required in emergency situations.

  • Maintains records as appropriate. Charts accurate findings, utilizes the nursing process with medical/legal complications.

  • Assist with OR/GI patients pre and post procedure..

  • Performs patient education pre and post op. Performs discharge planning.

  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, performance improvement objectives, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice, patient care requirements before and after surgery. Able to assess for and handle complications with required equipment and supplies.

  • Report any problems related to supplies, equipment, or any variances or accidents to the OR Supervisor.

  • Participates in performance improvement, adheres to regulatory and accrediting body’s standards in performing care in the PACU and SDS area.

  • Demonstrate ability to perform standard clinical procedures according to established protocols.

Job Requirements

Must be a Kentucky State Licensed Registered Nursewith a minimum of an Associate’s Degree. Previous experience required,preferably experience in surgery and critical care. Must be BLS certified, preferably ACLS andPALS certified as well.

Basic skills include; organizational, customerrelations, math, grammar/spelling, computer training, the ability to followwritten and oral direction, and the ability to read, write, speak, andunderstand English.


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