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PACU/PreOp Registered Nurse Outpatient Surgery Center (PRN)

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Outpatient Surgery Center PACU RN PRN

Experience and Education

Graduate of accredited Nursing program; licensure as Registered Nurse by Texas Board of Examiners; current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification; and, at least one (1) year working experience as a registered nurse are required.


Job Duties

Assesses and documents physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual health status of patient on admission utilizing age- age specific concerns for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Performs ongoing assessment of patient\'s physiological health status during intraoperative phase. Communicates relevant health status data to other team members and departments.
Interprets health status data to anticipate patient's family, and physician's needs and expectations. Develops appropriate plan of care for patient. Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing intraoperative nursing care.
Identifies and implements appropriate intraoperative nursing interventions based on health status data. Completes accurate and timely documentation of these interventions. Confers with all members of health care team in collaborative fashion, sharing information and observations of patient and/or patient's family in manner that contributes to optimal patient care.
Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to evaluation. Documents interventions and modifications to plan of care in accurate and timely manner. Prioritizes intraoperative nursing interventions per patient\'s health status data, physician, and planned procedures as applicable.
Adheres to appropriate hospital policies, procedures, and standards of nursing practice while delivering intraoperative nursing care.
Provides appropriate and timely patient education to patient and/or patient\'s family. Completes accurate and timely documentation of education provided. Demonstrates effective communication with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
Supervises, directs, and coordinates patient care assignments of other members of healthcare team. Delegates duties within legal parameters.
Prepares for procedures as appropriate by obtaining supplies and equipment in timely manner.
Serves as technical subject matter person, resource person, and/or preceptor to nursing staff. Completes written clinical performance evaluation form in timely manner.
Handles and operates instruments, supplies, and equipment and performs safe nursing care in manner that is cost effective without compromising quality of care.
Solves minor problem issues of counts and errors, patient care, relationships, equipment, supplies, and environment prior to management intervention. Provides and supports efforts to develop and maintain team environment.
Performs other duties as assigned.


**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.



Associated topics: asn, care, ccu, maternal, nurse, registed, staff nurse, surgery, surgical, tcu

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , PACU/PreOp Registered Nurse Outpatient Surgery Center (PRN), Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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