PACU/PreOp Registered Nurse Outpatient Surgery Center (PRN)
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: November 23, 2020
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.
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
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
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.
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
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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