HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) Pre Op / PACU in Fort Worth, Texas76101

Medical City Alliance

Registered Nurse – RN

Surgical Services - PreOp PACU

Full time - FT

Days with Rotating Call

Medical City Allianceis a 55-bed, acute care hospital that opened in February 2015. The three-story, 155,000 square foot full-service facility serves the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. Medical City Alliance offers a full range of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care and has been recognized by The Joint Commission for the Hospital Accreditation Program for 2015.

POSITION SUMMARY



TheRegistered Nurse (RN) PreOp / PACUis responsible for decisions and actions within the domain of nursing practice. Important aspects of this responsibility are the promotion of a safe and therapeutic environment for both the recipients and providers of nursing care; acquisition of specialized knowledge skills and additional formal education to provide specialized care; demonstration and validation of competence in nursing practice; clinical practice consistent with the policies, procedures and standards of this facility; and supervision of other staff as designated within the department.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Provides safe and effective care of the post-anesthesia patient, collaborating with nurse supervisors/managers, physicians, technicians, and allied health practitioners.
  • Performs and documents patient assessments and reassessments following Nursing and Departmental P/P, using appropriate techniques for data collection and analysis, at regular and indicated intervals and following ASPAN guidelines
  • educational needs; family/guardian expectation for and involvement in care are integral to process.
  • Prioritizes and performs interventions based on critical thinking and technical skills assimilated from assessment, reports and information communicated by other health care providers to achieve optimal patient outcome.
  • Selects, applies, implement hospital approved care path, protocols, order sets.
  • Administers medications using accurate calculations against age specific guidelines.
  • Provides IV therapy.
  • Uses specialized equipment, medications, and supplies safety and effectively, with adaptations according to patient age, size and developmental need.
  • Achieves the expected patient outcomes or revises plan of care and implementation of care based on the results of the prescribed plan of care.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  • Associate’s degree required; BSN preferred. BSN will be required within 3 years of employment.

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Texas State RN license or compact license is accepted; Texas State RN license required 30 days after hire;
  • Current BLS, ACLS required; PALS within 45 days.
  • Professional Nursing Organization membership encouraged. Certification in nursing speciality preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of two years of experience is required.
  • Minimum of one year in a critical care area, preferably PACU.

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Pre Op / PACU

Location: Texas-Fort Worth-Medical Center Alliance

Requisition ID: 25121-91654