Rn Pacu

20 Nov 2023

The post-anesthesia care Unit (PACU) nurse cares forpatients who have under gone anesthesia. The post-anesthesia care Unit (PACU) nurse is responsible for observingand treating a patient postoperation and making sure that they safely awakefrom anesthesia. The PACU nurse mustmonitor vital signs and levels of consciousness to make sure that the sedationis wearing off properly, there are no adverse reactions occurring and patientsare regaining consciousness. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinates patient care. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously as neededabout patient conditions; receives direction for patient management. Intercedesto maintain optimum homeostasis

Demonstrates knowledge of perioperative factors that alterimmediate postoperative phase. Utilizes nursing procedures as a media forcommunication and interaction with patient

Identifies physical symptoms/changes and takes appropriateaction in a timely manner

Demonstrates knowledge of airway management and proceduresand the ability to use the equipment

Demonstrates ability to assess cardio-respiratory systemsfor changes and provide appropriate treatment

Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due tomedications; takes appropriate action and documents

Adjusts and acts upon expectations of patient's behavioraccording to the effect medication has on the patient

Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess painand uses appropriate pain management techniques

Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and sideeffects

Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines, central lines,spinal/epidural catheters and how to document

Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during treatments andspecial procedures

Carries out established techniques for safe administrationof medications and parenteral fluids, according to hospital policy andprocedure

Carries out safety measures to prevent patient from harmingself or others

Provides explanations and teaching to patient/family, asnecessary

Protects patient's sensitivities and right to privacy;maintains confidentiality at all times

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Current RN licensure in the state in which RN is working.

ACLS and PALS certification per contract requirements.

Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice

Participation and completion of Maxim’s Competency programwhen applicable

Current CPR if applicable

TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation)

Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site

Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements

Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required

Computer proficiency required

Must be at least 18 years of age


At Maxim Healthcare Staffing, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

401(k) savings plan

Awards and recognition programs

Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

About Maxim Healthcare Staffing

Maxim Healthcare Staffing has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim's commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed. Maxim Healthcare Staffing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • ID: #50569898
  • State: Michigan Flint 48501 Flint USA
  • City: Flint
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2023-11-20
  • Deadline: 2024-01-20
  • Category: Et cetera