Portneuf Medical Center
Posted 1 year ago
Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Education Level: ADN/ASN
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Req Number 7016
Department: Recovery Unit-#1
Shift: Night Shift
Hours: (3) 12 hour shifts plus call
This position is accountable for the provision of safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective care to pre and post anesthesia and surgical patients of Same Day Surgery and PACU. Utilizing the nursing process, care is delivered in compliance with hospital policies and procedures, legal, regulatory, and ASPAN standards. Completes physical assessment, patient history, and evaluation. Continuously assesses condition, with emphasis on respiratory issues. Documents assessment, plan of care, interventions, and patient response consistent with hospital and unit standards. Possesses a clear understanding of Pharmacology/narcotics and wasting processes, and fluid replacement as it related to all ages, disease processes and procedures, and responds appropriately when patient care issues arise. Manages patient pain effectively and appropriately. Communicates abnormal lab and/or x-ray values to surgeon and/or anesthesiologist in a timely, appropriate manner.
Minimum Requirements: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Idaho. Previous PACU/Surgical/ICU experience preferred. Current BLS required. ACLS certification within 6 months of hire. PALS preferred.