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RN PACU (Post-Op, Part Time) - Durant, OK - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Company: AllianceHealth Durant
Location: Durant
Posted on: September 24, 2022

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RN PACU (Post-Op, Part Time) - Durant, OKJob Description

Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse Prefer Bachelors degree in Nursing. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particulaPACU registered nurse work within a post-anesthesia care unit (formerly known as the recovery room), where patients are cared for and monitored as they recover from the effects of anesthesia. PACU nurse responsibilities include all aspects of patient care following surgery. This care includes monitoring heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and respiration, as well as managing the pain and nausea that often follow anesthesia.--The surgical site itself requires ongoing evaluation for potential bleeding or other pathological indications. The PACU nurse is in charge of assessing the patient's overall condition during the delicate post-anesthesia period, providing care and intervention as needed. Documentation and patient education are also components of this critical nursing discipline. In outpatient surgical settings, it's the PACU nurse who instructs patients in self-care techniques following the procedure.

Keywords: AllianceHealth Durant, Allen , RN PACU (Post-Op, Part Time) - Durant, OK - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care, Healthcare , Durant, Texas

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