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Registered Nurse- PACU
Ref No.: 17-06022
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Position Type:Right to Hire
Registered Nurse – PACU
Richmond, VA

MUST:
Experienced Registered Nurse
2 plus years of experience
Must have PACU experience
Must have experience working in a surgery center
Must have a valid Registered Nurse License in Virginia
Must have an active ACLS, BLS, PALS certification


DUTIES:
The Registered Nurse- PACU will be responsible for the following:
Prepare for arrival of patients to the surgery center by ensuring that proper supplies and equipment are available.
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. Provide ongoing information to the patient and his caregiver to assure that they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible.
Perform nursing assessment of patient, start IV and ordered medications.
Communicate with other health care team members to assure continuity of care.
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.
Provide discharge instructions to the patient and his caregiver, asking for confirmation of understanding.
Document charges for all supplies used during the pre-op and recovery phase.
Perform follow up patient assessment by calling the patient the day after surgery.
Remain prepared for emergency situations by knowing
correct emergency procedures, locations of emergency call
system and location of emergency supplies and equipment
Complete all necessary documentation on Recovery Room nurses' record.
Assist with ordering drugs and supplies.
Provide patient education during all phases of the patient's experience at the Center.
Ensure that the proper supplies and equipment are available in the Pre-Op and PACU.
Ensure that equipment is functioning properly.
Charge for all supplies used in Pre-Op and PACU. Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies/time.

*Quadrant, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Quadrant is committed to administering all employment and personnel actions on the basis of merit and free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Consistent with this commitment, we are dedicated to the employment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, persons of all ethnic backgrounds and religions according to their abilities.