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Peri-Anesthesia NurseLocation: McLean, VA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 752597 Date posted: 12/17/2018
Provides quality patient care for pre-operative and post-operative patients, in accordance with nursing philosophy and approved standards.
- Performs within the established standard of pre- and post- anesthesia nursing and critical care nursing.
- Utilizes the standard of care in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the surgical patient in the delivery of pre-operative and post-operative nursing care.
- Formulates care plans based on individual assessment of physiologic functions and problems identified preoperatively and intra-operatively.
- Provides nursing care utilizing clinical knowledge and expertise, reacting immediately to adverse physiological changes within seconds, to reverse and revive the patient's physiological functions.
- Renders nursing care following aseptic techniques.
- Assembles and communicates appropriate information in verbal or written reports in order to maintain continuity of care.
- Executes proper use of equipment and supplies used in the pre-operative area and the recovery (Stage I and Stage II) area.
- Participates in the Perioperative Services quality assurance program.
- Promotes personal and professional growth by actively participating in continuing education programs.
- Participates in the professionalism of the Perioperative Services by adhering to the standards.
- May be required to administer conscious sedation after appropriate training and competency requirements are met.
- Assumes other related duties as directed.
- A minimum two (2) years of current PACU or critical care experience required.
- High School Diploma or GED required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current RN licensure in the Virginia (or a compact state license) required.
- American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS certification required.
- Good oral and written communication skills required.
- Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software required.
- Recent PACU experience preferred.
- BSN preferred.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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