Arizona Heart RN - PACU

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Industry: Healthcare Job Number: JM57906053 Pay Rate: $45 / hour State: AZ

Job Description

RN - Registered Nurse Job Description

Nextaff is currently looking to fill multiple hospital positions in a per diem capacity.

What we offer you as a RN - Registered Nurse

Full and part time staff are eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits. Employees also have protection such as workers comp, W2 employment, and weekly pay. Per diem, part time, full time, overtime and 13+ week contracts available.

PACU Registered Nurse (RN) Position Summary:

A PACU Nurse’s primary responsibility is to ensure patients safely wake from anesthesia after surgery. They watch for and treat side effects such as difficulty breathing, agitation, nausea and trouble regaining consciousness. PACU Nurses decide if a patient is ready to leave the unit or if they need specialized care in the ICU.

PACU Nurses are often the first person a patient interacts with after recovering from sedation. They provide reassurance and comfort to patients, as well as their families, who may be worried or upset following their procedure. They are also responsible for providing post-surgery care instructions for patients to follow at home.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Observing patients for side effects of anesthesia
  • Monitoring and recording patient vital signs
  • Monitoring patient’s level of consciousness throughout sedation recovery
  • Performing post-operative tasks, such as administering medication or changing dressings
  • Checking and updating patient files, charts and medical records
  • Collaborating with surgeons, anesthesiologists, physicians and other members of the patient’s care team
  • Providing comfort and answering questions when patients wake from sedation
  • Educating patients and their families regarding post-surgery care at home

Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in PACU is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in a high-pressure environment
  • Good eye for detail while monitoring patients
  • Ability to quickly notify medical personnel regarding abnormal side effects or changes in a patient’s condition
  • Proficiency with hospital management systems

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, PRN, Per diem, Temporary

Pay: $40.00 - $45.00 per hour

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