Surgery Care Affiliates Registered Nurse -PACU in Naperville, Illinois
Registered Nurse -PACU (SET FOUR DAY SCHEDULE M-F)
Naperville Surgical Centre, a freestanding ambulatory surgery facility that is a nearly 15,000 square foot facility. There are four, large, modern operating rooms with state-of-the-science equipment, fully private pre-operative and recovery rooms and separate pediatric recovery area, as well as a pediatric play room in the waiting area. Nearly 100 surgeons in the specialties of orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), ophthalmology, plastic surgery, pain management, podiatry, urology, and anesthesiology utilize the Center.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
The RN in the PACU provides expert professional nursing care for the patient during the pre and post-operative course. The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of the patient. The RN will assure that the patient is prepared for discharge by providing the necessary education to the patient and his/her responsible caregiver.
Maintain a friendly, positive and caring attitude with all patients, physicians and staff.
Ensure that the proper supplies and equipment are available in the Pre-Op and PACU. Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies/time used.
Appropriately document patient care provided.
Attend continuing education offerings to remain current with orthopaedic and ASC issues.
Identify actual and potential risks to patients and others. Take action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety in the facility.
Review the patient chart and health history to assure that the necessary pre-operative evaluations have been completed. Ensure that consent form has been signed.
Admit and prepare patients for surgery including perform nursing assessment of patient, start IV and ordered medications.
Provide ongoing information to the patient and his/her caregiver to assure that they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible.
Receive patient in the recovery room after surgery. Assess and evaluate the patient. Continuously monitor the patient during his recovery phase. Document the status of the patient and the care provided.
Perform follow up patient assessment by calling the patient the day after surgery.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of one year experience
Previous experience within a surgical center highly preferred or Hospital PACU setting (could also include in ER, Critical Care, ICU, or cardiac/telemetry experience)
Current licensure in State of Illinois.
ACLS required and must complete PALS Certification within 60 days of hire date
Requirements of care for special populations such as infants, children and adolescents.
Must be able to lift heavy objects, stand for long periods of time
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