RN - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who
assumes responsibility for a group of patients for a designated
time frame and provides care to these patients via the utilization
of the nursing process, nursing trends, technology, financial and
human resources within the philosophy of the institution.
- Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as
specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and
theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains
up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to
assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare
- Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and
develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards
and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of
care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies
plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
- Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by
reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
- Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary
to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the
professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to
expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes
initiative to begin appropriate solution.
- Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
- Assists and collaborates with physicians, Anesthesia personnel,
and OR Staff in providing a safe, positive, and efficient
experience for patients and families.
- POC testing on patients (glucose and urine pregnancy,
- Provides direct patient care to patients emerging from
anesthesia post op
- Initiates IV therapy as ordered
- Administers medications as ordered
- Patient Assessment
- Provides discharge instructions for patients meeting phase I
and Phase II criteria
- Works collaboratively with Child Life specialists as
- Assist Anesthesia when performing nerve blocks, Epidurals or
- Discontinue IV
- Proficient in monitoring and maintenance of:
- Monitoring of s/p mechanical thrombectomy
- Arterial and central line
- Chest tube
- Femostop Application
- Lumbar-EVD drains
- Sheath Vascular Access
- Mechanical ventilation
- IV medications
Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , RN - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Other , Urbana, Illinois
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