Post Surgical Care Unit RN (Registered Nurse)
Maxim Healthcare Staffing
Maxim Healthcare Staffing is looking to hire a Post Anesthesia (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) who will demonstrate critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and leadership in planning for the care of a patient. The Post Anesthesia (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible and accountable for the planning, directing and provision of nursing care to patients.
Coordinates patient care. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously as needed about patient conditions; receives direction for patient management. Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis.
Demonstrates knowledge of preoperative factors that alter immediate postoperative phase. Utilizes nursing procedures as a media for communication and interaction with patient.
Identifies physical symptoms/changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
Demonstrates knowledge of airway management and procedures and the ability to use the equipment. Demonstrates ability to assess cardio-respiratory systems for changes and provide appropriate treatment.
Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications; takes appropriate action and documents. Adjusts and acts upon expectations of patients behavior according to the effect medication has on the patient. Follows the five medication rights and reduces potential for medication errors.
Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Uses appropriate pain management techniques.
Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects. Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines, central lines, spinal/epidural catheters and how to document.
Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments and special procedures. Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, according to hospital policy and procedure. Carries out safety measures to prevent patient from harming self or others.
Provides explanations and teaching to patient/family, as necessary. Protects patients sensitivities and right to privacy; maintains confidentiality at all times.
Treats patients and families with dignity and respect. Maintains confidentiality at all times with patients, medical staff and co-workers.
Completes work in acceptable time frame and in a way that is productive and effective. Willing to take on new work routines/methods. Demonstrates flexibility. Meets and practices facilitys performance standards.
Other Post Anesthesia (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) duties as assigned
Active Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state in which the Registered Nurse (RN) practices.
Current TB test or x-ray.
Prefer at least 1 year of Post Anesthesia (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) experience.
Current BLS card.
Must pass all Maxim screening exams
ACLS and PALS certification per Post Anesthesia (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) contract requirements.
Physical exam per state or Post Anesthesia (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) contract requirements.
At Maxim Healthcare Staffing, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
401(k) savings plan
Awards and recognition programs
Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.
About Maxim Healthcare Staffing
Maxim Healthcare Staffing has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxims commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.
Maxim Healthcare Staffing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.