Facility: Indianapolis, IN
Department: PPOP - PACU
Shift Details: 3x12s or 4x10s days.
General Statement of Duties:
The Registered Nurse PACU provides nursing care and service during the preoperative and postoperative periods, integrating and making nursing judgments pertaining to the patient’s condition on a routine and emergency basis. The position oversees the supervision of all non-licensed personnel, while also receiving direction from Physicians.
Monitors and assesses patient condition and reports any unusual symptoms, occurrences or discrepancies to manager and appropriate Physicians.
Completes treatments and procedures as ordered and assigned by the Physician, consistent with patient complexity and commensurate with the skill, knowledge, and training of the individual.
Provides care safely, with adequate quality, quantity, and timeliness and according to applicable standards.
Admits patients to all areas within pre and post-operative and post-anesthesia services, and receives and reviews pre post-operative report.
Sets-up, operates and monitors the use of various systems, equipment and instrumentation required for the care of patients.
Reviews and initiates Physician’s orders, administers medication, parenteral fluids and treatment as needed.
Provides instruction, information, and counseling to patients and their families as needed. Distributes educational material as appropriate.
Maintains medication and nursing documentation within the patient record.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and development levels of patients served.
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