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Steward Health Care System RN V (PACU) Mon-Fri 3p-11p in HOUSTON, Texas

JOB SUMMARY: 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:

  1. Tracking and evaluating patient laboratory and physical assessment parameters.

  2. 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.

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

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

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

Certification required (if applicable):

EXPERIENCED RN’s

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS)

REQUIRED prior to patient care

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

REQUIRED prior to patient care

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

REQUIRED prior to patient care

AGE OF PATIENT POPULATIONS SERVED:

Age of Patient / Populations Served

(mark all that apply)

_ Neonates (0 – 1 month) _ No Patient Contact

__x Pediatrics (1 month – 12 yrs.)

__x Adolescents (13 – 18 yrs. )

__X Adults (19 – 65 yrs. )

__X Geriatrics – (Over 65 )

This position may, from time to time require that patients outside the normal group be cared for. In this event, the person should consult available resources to provide the appropriate care.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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