Registered Nurse RN Pacu

HCA Terre Haute , IN 47801

Posted 3 weeks ago

Registered Nurse (RN) PACU - Full Time 36 hours per week. Day/Evening schedule - 12 hour shifts with call rotation

Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.

Terre Haute Regional Hospital (THRH) part of the Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA), is a 278-bed Level II Trauma Center. Regional is the only full-service hospital in the area accredited by The Join Commission and has provided quality care for the local community for 135 years. We offer cardiovascular services, including open-heart and cardiac catheterization; oncology services, which include radiation therapy and outpatient infusion' labor and delivery, including a neonatal intensive care unit; inpatient mental health unit; and other specialized care areas, including intensive care and inpatient rehabilitation units.

Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Position summary: The PACU RN manages the nursing care of patients recovering from Endoscopy, Surgical, Cath Lab, and Radiology procedures and assists anesthesia providers with Regional Blocks in accordance with ASPAN and AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices and follows the established Policies set by Terre Haute Regional Hospital Healthcare Organization

Position responsibilities:

  • Follow HIPPA rules and regulations

  • Attend HCA's COC training course annually and demonstrates conduct that reflects this code of conduct

  • Provides age and culturally appropriate post procedure patient care for General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ear/Nose/Throat Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Endoscopic procedures, Pain Management Procedure, Cardiac Catheterization Procedure, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urological Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgery

  • Actively instructs and educates patients and their families on the Plan of Care and discharge instructions for the all procedures performed

  • Assists anesthesia providers with Regional Blocks on surgical patients in PACU

  • Performs blood transfusion procedure

  • Knows and performs techniques for specimens collection, labeling, ordering, and documenting

  • Maintains supply levels to insure efficiency of Preparation of Out Patients

  • Orients and mentors new staff members and students

  • Follows Infection control and standard precautions and cleaning for PACU department

  • Uses PPE and demonstrates importance of proper hand hygiene when providing patient care prior to, after and between patients

  • Identifies and performs JACHO safety measures

  • Understands and demonstrates knowledge of ASA classifications

  • Follows Hospital dress code for PACU Department and traffic patterns

  • Assists anesthesia provider with induction, intubation, extubation, line insertion as needed

  • Assists with the flow of surgery schedule

  • Assists OR RN in emergency situations as needed

  • Assesses and assists with patient's discharge planning needs with appropriate healthcare team

  • Monitors, records, communicates and updates appropriately the patient condition to healthcare team

  • Documents care accurately and completely in Meditech

  • Transcribes Telephone and Verbal Physician orders

  • Review and confirm consent, H&P, results of lab tests are on chart prior to patient regional block procedure being performed

  • Routinely checks equipment for malfunctions and removes from service and follows corrective action for repair

  • Performs initial and on-going patient assessment according to accepted standards of nursing practice

  • Carries out physician orders or clarifies ambiguous Physician orders and documents same

  • Administers prescribed medications, and treatments and documents same

  • Assumes charge nurse duties PRN

  • Collaborates and evaluates patient's responses to interventions and revises nursing goals, objectives and interventions to changes in patient status

  • Uses proper TLC language and phone etiquette

  • Be willing to cross train to other surgical services areas

  • Takes Call

  • Participates in CQI process

  • Maintains Health stream education and department education

Essential educational/licensure, skills and experience:

  • Current Indiana licensure as a registered nurse

  • Current certification in Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider, PALS and ACLS maintained throughout employment with Terre Haute Regional Hospital

  • Attainment of certification in Acute Care Life Support Healthcare Provider within 90 days of employment

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing

  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment

  • Willingness to participate in unit and hospital wide committees

  • Registered Nursing License must be maintained throughout employment with Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

We value YOU and your future!

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability coverage, tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year, employee consumer discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan assistance up to $150 per month. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity!

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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