CA-PACU NURSE

Fresno Surgical Hospital Ok-sign    posted over 2 years ago

Contract | | 13 Weeks Fresno, CA


Description:

On Call Rate:No Call Overtime Rate:All Inclusive Rate + $10 Call Back Minimum: Holiday Rate:All Inclusive Rate + $10 shift:Days Minimum Years Experience Required:2 Certification Requirements: General:ACLS, BLS Nursing:No Certifications Needed Dialysis:No Certifications Needed This position is accountable for providing direct care to the patient immediately postoperatively until the patient is discharged from the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Participates in performance improvement activities. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously, and as needed, about patient conditions; receive direction for patient management. Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis. Reasonable accommodation Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.Minimum Education: Completion of an accredited registered nursing program. ACLS and BLS certificate required. Minimum Work Experience: Two years of work experience in Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Emergency Room (ER) preferred.Required Licenses:Current California Registered Nursing licenseRequired Skills: í¢Œ„Œ_Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.í¢Œ„Œ_Ability to plan and prioritize work with frequent interruptions.í¢Œ„Œ_Ability to provide exceptional customer service.í¢Œ„Œ_Effective verbal and written communication skills.í¢Œ„Œ_Knowledge and proficiency of hospital information technology applications. Essential Functions í¢Œ„Œ_Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.í¢Œ„Œ_Administers care according to current state and local laws covering the delivery of patient and standard of care.í¢Œ„Œ_Assures the needs of patients and families are recognized and addressed through coordination with other team members within the health care system and community.í¢Œ„Œ_Attend and participate 2 out 4 Mock Code Blue drills per year.í¢Œ„Œ_Attends at least 90% of staff meetings annually, reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.í¢Œ„Œ_Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.í¢Œ„Œ_Contacts outpatients by telephone on their first postoperative day to assess the patients status and assist patient to obtain further medical attention or instructions should the condition warrant.í¢Œ„Œ_Demonstrate ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.í¢Œ„Œ_Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.í¢Œ„Œ_Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.í¢Œ„Œ_Develops an individualized plan of care based on nursing assessment and surgical procedure and revises the plan to meet the changing needs of the patient.í¢Œ„Œ_Documents and communicates all necessary information to the staff.í¢Œ„Œ_Identifies physical symptoms, changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.í¢Œ„Œ_Interprets the physician's postoperative instructions and nursing rationale for postoperative care to the patient and family.í¢Œ„Œ_Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes appropriate actions and documents.í¢Œ„Œ_Observes, monitors and records procedures and information regarding the patients total care in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit from admission to discharge.í¢Œ„Œ_Reports changes and abnormalities in patients condition to the anesthesiologist and the surgeon.í¢Œ„Œ_Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.í¢Œ„Œ_Other duties as assigned. Functional DemandsPhysical Demands í¢Œ„Œ_Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)í¢Œ„Œ_Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)í¢Œ„Œ_Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)í¢Œ„Œ_Lift up to 10 pounds: 2/3 and more of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Lift up to 25 pounds: 1/3 to 1/2 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Lift up to 50 pounds: up to 1/3 of time with assistanceí¢Œ„Œ_Lift more than 100 pounds: up to 1/3 of the timeí¢Œ„Œ_Push/Pull: up to 1/3 to 1/2 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Reach with hands and arms: 1/3 to 1/2 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Stand: up to 1/3 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Talk or hear: 2/3 and more of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 1/3 to 2/3 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Walk: 2/3 and more of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Fine Dexterity: Both (5-6 hours)í¢Œ„Œ_Grasping: firm/heavy: Both (1-2 hours)í¢Œ„Œ_Grasping: simple/light: Both (5-6 hours)í¢Œ„Œ_Hearing: Ability to hear alarms on equipmentí¢Œ„Œ_Hearing: Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staffí¢Œ„Œ_Hearing: Ability to hear patient callí¢Œ„Œ_Repetitive use of hands: Both (5-6 hours) Work Environment í¢Œ„Œ_Body fluid exposure: Yesí¢Œ„Œ_Risk of electrical shock: up to 2/3 or more of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Risk of radiation: up to 1/3 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Toxic or caustic chemicals: 1/3 to 1/2 of time í¢Œ„Œ_Typical noise level: Moderate Noiseí¢Œ„Œ_Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): 1/3 to 1/2 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Work near moving mechanical parts: up to 1/3 of timeí¢Œ„Œ_Working with explosives: up to 1/3 of time
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