Surgical Care Affiliates

Registered Nurse -PACU (SET FOUR DAY SCHEDULE M-F)

US-IL-Naperville
Type
Full-Time
# of Openings
1

Overview

Naperville Surgical Center is seeking a Registered Nurse - PACU to join our team in Naperville, IL!

Four Day Work Week! Set Schedule, No Nights, No Weekends!

 

Facility Overview

Naperville Surgical Centre, a freestanding ambulatory surgery facility, is owned by Dupage Medical Group, Advocate Health Care, and Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. The center began providing outpatient surgical services in 1993.

 

Featured in the nearly 15,000 square foot facility are four, large, modern operating rooms with state-of-the-science equipment, fully private pre-operative and recovery rooms and separate pediatric recovery area, as well as a pediatric play room in the waiting area. Nearly 100 surgeons in the specialties of orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), ophthalmology, plastic surgery, pain management, podiatry, urology, and anesthesiology utilize the Center.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

POSITION OBJECTIVE:  The RN in the PACU provides expert professional nursing care for the patient during the pre and post-operative course.  The RN assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of the patient.  The RN will assure that the patient is prepared for discharge by providing the necessary education to the patient and his/her responsible caregiver.

 

Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Work with all members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient throughout his/her surgical experience.
  • Maintain a friendly, positive and caring attitude with all patients, physicians and staff.
  • Maintain excellent physical and mental health.
  • 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.
  • Assist supervisor with preparation of budget.
  • Charge for all supplies used in Pre-Op and PACU.  Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies/time used.
  • Appropriately document patient care provided.
  • Attend continuing education offerings to remain current with orthopaedic and ASC issues.
  • Display professionalism at work and in the community.
  • Take an active role on committees within the organization.
  • Identify actual and potential risks to patients and others.  Take action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety in the facility.
  • 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/her 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.
  • Incorporate a sense of wellness by allowing the patient’s family to be reunited with him/her as soon as feasible and by encouraging self-care by the patient.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that Universal Precautions are maintained.
  • Complete all necessary documentation on Recovery Room nurses’ record.
  • Assist with ordering drugs and supplies.
  • Wipe down gurneys and recliners between patients with a germicidal solution.  Remake beds as needed.
  • Perform narcotic counts at the end of each surgical day.
  • Perform daily crash cart checks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year experience. Preferably experience with a variety of patient age groups
  • Previous experience within a surgical center or hospital setting in ER, Critical Care, ICU, or cardiac/telemetry experience
  • Experience with a variety of patient age group
  • Current licensure in State of Illinois.
  • Must be Certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Member of professional organization – preferred
  • This position needs to be able to recognize the needs and behavior of a variety of age groups of patients treated including:

Requirements of care for special populations such as infants, children and adolescents.

  • Understanding child growth and development.
  • Normal patterns of adolescent behavior.
  • Signs of normal aging.
  • Prior experience with a variety of age groups is preferred.

 

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