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PACU Registered Nurse - PRN - Baylor Medical Center Uptown

Company: USPI
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Uptown is a new state of the art surgical hospital in the Dallas Uptown area. Specialties and services will include Orthopedic, Spine, Pain Management, General Plastic, and Ear, Nose and Throat surgery. Our mission is to provide first-class services for the local community in a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Uptown is a part of United Surgical Partners International (USPI). USPI owns and operates multiple surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgical care centers throughout the United States and London; with headquarter located in Addison, TX.We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) in the PACU Department for PRN opportunity (1 Shift per pay period and 1 major holiday call shift.)JOB SUMMARY:The RN has the responsibility to plan, direct organize, coordinate and implement all nursing care services for the post-surgical patients in a manner suitable to accepted standards of care. He/she ensures the highest quality and safe delivery of patient care, maintains compliance with professional nursing, The Joint Commission, and all Federal and State standards of care. This position is assigned to respond to patients presenting to facility with a healthcare need and will provide the Medical Screening Exam as delegated by the Medical Executive Committee. Post-operative Duties

  • Assess patients condition after a surgery has been performed
  • Ensure that all vitals are within normal range
  • Log all findings in patients files
  • Answer patients questions and ensure that they are kept comfortable
  • Make sure that all relevant IVs are in check
  • Develop individualized care plans based on each individual patient s condition
  • Ensure that the all nursing activities are carried out in accordance to individual patient care plan
  • Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the doctor
  • Initiate patient education programs to ensure that both patients and families are educated on procedures and medications
  • Determine when patients are ready to be moved to their rooms
  • Perform intervention duties in cases of post-operative emergencies
  • Record sedation levels and body temperature
  • Manage blood and fluid transfusions and draw specimens
  • Ensure that the post-operative space is clean and sanitized
  • Change bandages and dress surgical wounds
    Required Skills:
    • Must be a Registered Nurse with an unrestricted license in the state of Texas
    • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Must have at least 2-5 years' previous experience in PreOP/PACU
    • Previous experience in an ambulatory surgical center strongly preferred
    • Must have current BLS, ALS and PALS
    • Must possess a strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
    • Understanding of aseptic techniques and their implementation
    • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatric
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
    • Must be an excellent team player and have the ability to communicate with staff, patients and physiciansEmployment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant s or employee s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: USPI, Dallas , PACU Registered Nurse - PRN - Baylor Medical Center Uptown, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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