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RN PACU FT Paso Del Norte Surgery Center

Company: USPI
Location: El Paso
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

USPI Paso del Norte Surgery Center, is seeking a motivated RN Pre-OP/PACU PRN to join our team. Paso Del Norte Surgery Center is a fast-paced ASC environment committed to producing the highest quality work and experience for patients and their families. Specialty areas include Anesthesia, ENT, General, GI, Orthopedic, OB/GYN, Pain Management, Plastic, Podiatry. Job Summary: The Pre-Op/PACU nurse is responsible for implementing all physician orders, providing for the continuity and quality of nursing care for all patients, with continual evaluation of the patients' condition, providing patient safety, comfort, and privacy at all times. Responsible for providing total comprehensive patient care to patients emerging from general anesthesia and/or sedation. Responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient and family in preparation for discharge. Responsible for knowing the processes involved assuring the standards established by HIPAA, and ensuring they are followed including the practices and records relating to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information.

  • Formulates and implements nursing philosophy and objectives consistent with the stated goals of the Center.
  • Assists in developing policies, procedures, and staffing essential to the achievement of the philosophy and objectives of the Center. Reviews and revises these in collaboration with the Administrator, the nursing staff and the professional staff, keeping up to date on current trends in nursing practice and patient care.
  • Evaluates programs and patient care activities.
  • Ensures continued compliance with government regulatory agencies, i.e. HIPPA, the facilities accrediting organizational standards, and AAAHC.
  • Assures documentation of patient care meets criteria dictated by legal practice, state, and federal health standards.
  • Develops an organizational structure, assigning responsibilities and delegating authority that shall facilitate safe, effective, and efficient care for the patient.
  • Provides leadership and support in developing and maintaining effective relationships with the center staff and the medical staff.
  • Establishes, maintains, analyzes, and evaluates standards of nursing care within the Pre-op and, PACU areas in compliance with professional nursing standards.
  • Prepares weekly and monthly nursing schedules.
  • Initiates and / or supports activities to control costs.
  • Reduces chance of nosocomial infection by directing attention to infection control and environmental safety practices.
  • Holds individual employees accountable for assigned responsibilities, individual goals, and performance expectations through annual performance evaluations and conferences.
  • Establishes, maintains, and evaluates quality control studies within the pre-operative and PACU areas in collaboration with the Clinical Director and the Administrator to improve the services these departments provide to others.
  • Oversees the EDGE TM responsibilities of direct reports and maintains own EDGE TM requirements.
  • Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance, and participates in emergency preparedness drills.
  • Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy and HIPPA regulations.
  • Follows the Center's professional code of conduct and dress code policy.
  • Communicates effectively and courteously with visitors, physicians and their office staffs, patients, and employees.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and meetings.
    Required Skills:
    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Texas Nursing License
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Pre-Op/PACU
  • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
  • Understand principles of aseptic technique and their implementation
  • Ability to care for patients with changing medical priorities and ability to respond accordingly
  • Knowledge base to recognize, evaluate, solve problems and correct errors
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong professional and ethical behavior
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and fellow employees. (TEAMWORK)
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrate accountability, creativity, innovation and be receptive to change
  • Possess basic knowledge of Performance Improvement ideology USPI complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
    Required Experience:
    Previous experience working in an ambulatory surgical setting preferred.Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Currently licensed in Texas. CPR certification required. ACLS and PALS certifications required within 6 months of hire. One year experience required intra-operative setting. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities. Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of position. 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, El Paso , RN PACU FT Paso Del Norte Surgery Center, Healthcare , El Paso, Texas

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