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PACU & Day Surgery RN
Ref No.: 19-00018
Location: Rochester, New Hampshire
PACU & Day Surgery RN
Rochester, NH

Community-based healthcare system, known for their caring culture and high-quality standards, seeks an experienced PACU & Day Surgery RN Awarded highest possible grade for Hospital Safety in 2018!  Excellent medical benefits (zero deductible & 100 % covered preventative care, etc. as outlined in benefits guide).

  • $60,000-$95,000/year Based on experience
  • Excellent Benefits (100 % of preventative care covered within hospital system) including Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Retirement, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off and more!
  • Sign On Bonus for qualified candidates!
  • NH RN or ME Multi-state License
  • 2+ years of RN experience, preferably in PACU, Day Surgery, Ambulatory Surgery, Outpatient Surgery, Perianesthesia, Pre-Op or Post-Op setting.
  • Positive, professional team player.
Conditions of Work:
  • 32 Hours/week Daytime Hours
  • Weekend rotation
Job Description:
  • The Same Day Surgery Staff Nurse is expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on the physical ability, intellectual development, psychosocial, education and safety needs of the pediatric/adolescent, adult and geriatric patient working within the ASPAN framework as is outlined.
  • Assessment
  • Establishes a pre and post operation or procedure nursing diagnosis.
  • Examines the patient physical status for baseline data information.
  • Reassesses patient status at designated time intervals.
  • Ensures thorough accurate documentation of pertinent data obtained during the assessment process.
  • Communicates to the surgeon/anesthesia personnel patient care needs.
  • Reviews pertinent test results including EKG's, labs and x-rays for ongoing assessment and reporting to physicians.
  • Develops a nursing care plan with patient and family members by eliciting patient physical and emotional concerns, listening attentively and providing a quiet environment conducive to all.
  • Coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Directs the patient's and caregiver/family's participation in planning and delivery of care.
  • Develops teaching plans to meet the learning needs of patients, family, caregiver relevant to interdisciplinary discharge needs.
  • Acknowledges and validates accurate interpretation of physician orders and implements accordingly.
  • Applies the plan of care, monitoring for effectiveness.
  • Administers medication ordered and monitors for desired, side or adverse effects.
  • Assists the anesthesiologists and other healthcare providers in administering treatments and procedures.
  • Provides post-op instructions to patients.
  • Applies relaxation techniques and encourages patients and families to utilize this therapy to accomplish goals and facilitate the delivery of care.
  • Reviews and updates the treatment plan in collaboration with all members of the healthcare team, patient and family.
  • Communicates ongoing patient care needs to the discharge caregivers regarding discharge home care, prescriptions, follow up appointments, and anesthesia after care.
  • Accepts primary nurse role for assigned patients.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families, staff and corrects hazards promptly. Adheres to hospital safety policy and procedure.