SAME DAY SURGERY-PACU RN
Elko, NV Elko Community Health Center, LLC
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

Elko Community Health Center is a brand new, state-of-the-art ASC in Elko, Nevada, with adjoining physician’s offices and medical imaging. With 17 beds, Elko CHC provides a range of specialty care, including general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, podiatry, ENT and spinal surgery in a gorgeous frontier setting, and we are excited to hire a stellar team to deliver our patients the best quality of care.

Elko CHC is a subsidiary of Community Health Development Partners, a development company increasing access to health, wellness, and medical services to rural and underserved communities across the United States. CHDP and Elko CHC are equally opportunity employers that celebrate diversity and are committed to creating inclusive environments for our employees.


What we offer: 

· A welcoming, inclusive culture, patient-centered core values we live every day

· Competitive compensation

· Recruitment / relocation bonuses

· Paid holidays

· Paid vacation and sick leave

· A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance, a Health Savings Account option, a 401K match and contribution plan

· Employer paid - Basic Life insurance coverage 

· Employer paid – Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage

· Employee Assistance Program

· A generous budget and paid time off for continuing education and professional development opportunities

· and so much more!


Role Description: 

As an SDS-PACU RN, you provide safe, efficient, and effective patient/family focused care for patients from infancy to geriatrics, and across the peri-anesthesia continuum. The SDS-PACU RN is responsible for the pre-operative and post-operative assessment and treatment of assigned patients undergoing surgery or procedures at ECHC.

Requirements

What you bring:

· A current, unrestricted license as an RN in the state of Nevada

· A nursing diploma, associate’s or undergraduate degree from an accredited school of professional nursing 

· A minimum of two years of ICU or Emergency nursing experience preferred

· Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications

· A patient-focused, team-oriented attitude and a passion for surgical nursing

· Your ability to remain calm and critically think/problem solve during urgent, or crisis situations.

· Your ability to be flexible and adaptable to change.


  

Key Responsibilities

· Acts as an advocate for the patient before, during and after surgery. 

· Ensures all aspects of key surgery safety checks are completed prior to and after the procedure/surgery (including PACU and Phase II). 

· Assesses the knowledge of the patient or designated support person, and provides education regarding the procedure, including pre- and post-operative.

· Actively involves the patient or designated support person in decisions affecting plan of care and rehabilitation process. 

· Performs pre-operative patient management, ensuring documents, tests, and pre-assessments are completed, facilitating communication between patient and anesthesiologist/surgeon, including full admission of patient the day of procedure.

· Performs post-operative patient care, including patient assessments, post-operative planning, and discharge teaching.

· Follows ASPAN, AORN and other best practice standards and guidelines for perianesthesia practice 

· Identifies and reports patient safety concerns, actual events or near misses through the safety reporting system, as well as to the OR Charge RN or CNO.

· Maintains privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

· Promotes and role models collegial, collaborative relationships with all members of the interprofessional team.

· Provides age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.


Physical Requirements:

· All applicants must be physically able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.


Minimum Requirements: 

· At least 2 years of nursing experience in an acute care setting, such as a medical-surgical unit

· A willingness to learn

· Proficiency in MS Office