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Steward Health Care System Registered Nurse (RN) PACU in Houston, Texas

Department: Recovery Room (PACU)

Shift: Days, 3x12s or 5x8s

Care for patients, ages infant to elderly. Manage patients during and after emergence from anesthesia including general, Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC), regional, spinal/epidural.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tracking and evaluating patient laboratory and physical assessment parameters.

  • Manage patient’s condition and care with focus on airway maintenance. Able to manage airway status in rapidly changing circumstances and take action to avoid or minimize patient compromise.

  • Initiate post-operative therapies such as, patient controlled analgesia, epidural infusion, Swiss therapy, etc.

  • Participates in and manages patients undergoing electrical therapy i.e., electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and cardioversion.

  • Participates as assigned in PACU on call schedule and arrives on site within 45 minutes.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.

  • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

  • Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PREFERRED

  • Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.

  • National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses CredentialingCenter.

  • Bi or Multilingual.

Employee Benefits Include:

  • Health, Vision and Dental

  • 401(k)

  • Low cost parking

  • Loan repayment assistance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Annual Employee Wellness Check

  • Up to 20% Employee Discount - Gift Shop, Onsite Cafe and Cafeteria

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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