AHMC Healthcare

Registered Nurse

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/3/2022 7:20 PM)
Requisition ID
req15704
Facility
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
# of Openings
1
Shift
Variable
Category
Nursing
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

  • Responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient-family centered care in the post anesthesia care unit and other areas of perioperative services for all patient populations.
  • This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support San Gabriel Valley Medical Center’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

 

Responsibilities

  • Assess patient’s postoperative status at intervals according to facility or health care organization policies and procedures to include the patient’s cardiovascular system, respiratory system and airway management needs, neurological system, hemodynamic stability, pain and comfort needs, and mental status.
  • Interpret information accurately from various noninvasive and invasive monitors.
  • Describe the underlying pathophysiology of commonly encountered disease processes.
  • Describe the physiology associated with various anesthesia techniques and surgical or procedural interventions.
  • Apply the relevant scoring system/discharge criteria for patient transfer (eg, Aldrete Score, Modified Aldrete Score [ie, PARSAP], Post Anesthesia Discharge Scoring System [PADSS], White) score accurately as defined by organizational policy.
  • Develop an individualized perianesthesia plan of care.
  • Implement the plan of care including the following interventions:
  • managing patient recovery from anesthesia – general;
  • managing patient recovery from anesthesia – monitored anesthesia care;
    • managing patient recovery  from anesthesia – regional;
    • managing patient recovery from anesthesia – local;
    • protecting patient from injury caused by positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous objects;
    • communicating the patient’s current status throughout the perianesthesia continuum of care;
    • providing acute pain and comfort management as needed;
    • administering medications correctly by implementing the 7-rights of safe medication practices (ie, right patient, right medication, right dose, right time, right route, right indication, right documentation);
    • performing interventions to maintain the integrity of the patient’s wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels;
    • performing interventions to maintain the status of the patient’s genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels;
    • performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normal thermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period;
    • performing interventions to protect patient from infection;
    • managing patient’s other co-morbid conditions as applicable;
    • managing patient’s fluid as prescribed;
    • assessing knowledge level of patient or designated support person and providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain and comfort management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure;
    • involving patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process;
    • protecting patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy;
    • providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice; and
    • providing consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.
  • Evaluate the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes.
  • Transfer care as needed.
  • Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.
  • Document nursing care completely, accurately, and legibly.
  • Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as needed.
  • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process.
  • Use critical thinking, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.
  • Maintain required competencies.
  • Pursue professional growth and participate in a professional organization.
  • Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
  • Working irregular hours including call hours

Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing 

Current registered nurse licensure of California

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification

Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) preferred

Current California RN License

Current BLS, ACLS, PALS Card

 

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