Registered Nurse - RN - Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Provides direct patient care to patients in the immediate post-anesthesia care setting.
Local PRN or FL Travel contractPlease call Kyle Womeldorff at 850-471-7020 or email resume to email removed esponsibilities include:
o Coordinates patient care.
Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously as needed about patient conditions; receives direction for patient management.
Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis.
o Demonstrates knowledge of preoperative factors that alter immediate postoperative phase.
Utilizes nursing procedures as a media for communication and interaction with patient.
o Identifies physical symptoms/changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
o 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.
o Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications; takes appropriate action and documents.
Adjusts and acts upon expectations of patient's behavior according to the effect medication has on the patient.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces potential for medication errors.
o Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.
Uses appropriate pain management techniques.
o Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines, central lines, spinal/epidural catheters and how to document.
o 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.
o Provides explanations and teaching to patient/family, as necessary.
Protects patient's sensitivities and right to privacy; maintains confidentiality at all times.
o Treats patients and families with dignity and respect.
Maintains confidentiality at all times with patients, medical staff and co-workers.
o 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 facility's performance standards.
o Other duties as assignedQualifications include:
o Current RN licensure in the state in which RN is working.
o Current TB test or x-ray.
o Prefer at least 1 year of work experience in PACU.
o Current BLS card.
o Must pass all Maxim screening exams with 80% or greater.
o ACLS and PALS certification per contract requirements.
o Must pass criminal background screening.
o Physical exam per state or contract requirements.
Maxim employees are our greatest asset.
We offer the following
o Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance o 401k Program o Competitive Pay o Flexible Scheduling o Direct Deposito Positive Work Environment and Internal Bonuses o Travel Benefits (as applicable)o 24 hour on- call serviceFinding the ideal job or opportunity isn't always an easy task.
At Maxim Healthcare Services, we strive to make life a little easier by matching your career preferences and skills with rewarding assignments in your area.
Whether you're looking for full-time, part-time, or per diem opportunities, we provide career opportunities in nearly every segment of the healthcare market.
At Maxim, we are committed to giving our caregivers the training and resources needed to provide compassionate care and enhance your career.
Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, and population health and wellness services across the United States.
Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
A career with Maxim offers you flexible hours that fit your lifestyle, personalized service from our office staff, rewarding assignments, and so much more.
Our comprehensive benefits include competitive pay, health, vision, dental and life insurance.
Our employees also receive weekly pay checks and ongoing professional training.
Employees have the opportunity to participate in our 401(k) savings program and Maxim's Caregiver award and recognition programs.
Maxim has been making a difference in the lives of our caregivers, employees, and patients for more than 25 years.
We invite you to experience the joy and satisfaction of working with Maxim Healthcare Services!For over 25 years, Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.
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