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RN-Recovery in Sanford, NC at Central Carolina Hospital

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description

Central Carolina Hospital

Provides direct andindirect patient care in the PACU setting utilizing the nursing process ofassessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Communicateseffectively with all members of the health care team, as appropriate, aboutchanges in the patient’s condition or response totreatment.  Participates in performance improvement activities. 

  1. Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during treatments and special procedures.
  2. Communicates effectively and thoroughly the patient’s condition upon transfer from PACU to the receiving patient care unit RN.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
  4. Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines, Swan-Ganz, spinal and epidural catheters, and how to document.
  5. Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate, from preop to discharge.
  6. Knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition.
  7. Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of dysrhythmias, followed by appropriate treatment.
  8. Makes independent and intelligent nursing decisions in the care of PACU patients.
  9. Performs head-to-toe preoperative assessment on all patients and reassesses, as needed, postoperatively.

Job Requirements

Education

Training commensurate with RN licensure isrequired.                  

Experience        

1 year experience in clinical setting is required. 

Experience in surgery ispreferred.                         

Licensure /Certification              

American Heart Association CPR isrequired.       

Current RN license in NC isrequired.                     

ACLS isrequired.             

PALS is required.



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