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PACU Registered Nurse / PRN

Company: USPI
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Surgical Services and the Charge Nurse, the nurse is responsible for implementing the Post Anesthesia Care record, nursing care plan and the assimilation of the patient's hospital record for Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital Las Colinas.

Required Skills:

Delivers indirect and direct patient care according to established standards, taking into consideration the age and risk factors of the patient.

Acts as a patient advocate in meeting his/her physical and psychological needs.

Performs patient assessment and reassessment immediately upon admission and on a regular basis in accordance with standards of care with documentation of these assessments as a basis for planning each patient's care.

Ensures that all nursing interventions and patients' responses are communicated to responsible practitioners as indicated and that all components of the nursing process are documented in accordance with standards of practice.

Takes emergency call as assigned.

Understand practices and ensures sterile technique. Correctly operates sterilizers.

Integrates and coordinates care across settings and among disciplines.

Implements physician's orders effectively and safely in accordance with standards of practice.

Utilizes special precautions in the direct care and in the supervision of care provided to sedated patients.

Provides appropriate information to nursing personnel regarding the patients' status on transfer.

Documents all records according to established policies and procedures.

Required Experience:


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred


Current Texas RN License

Current BLS, must get ACLS/PALS within 2 months of hire

Specific Job Experience

Minimum two (2) years' PACU experience in a hospital setting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of the patient

Demonstrates discretionary ability in establishing priority.Uses nursing judgment in decision-making

Able to recognize and intervene in stressful situations and perform effectively in stressful situations to fulfill position responsibilities.

Employment 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, Lewisville , PACU Registered Nurse / PRN, Healthcare , Lewisville, Texas

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