Texas General Hospital
  • - PACU
  • Grand Saline, TX, USA
  • PRN

POSITION SUMMARY

PRN- Grand Saline, Texas location

Delivers direct intensive nursing care to patients who have undergone a surgical procedure under anesthesia ranging in age from pediatric to geriatric.  Performs and accurately documents physical, psychosocial, and emotional assessments. Appropriately prioritizes nursing interventions based upon completed assessment. Promptly identifies changes in condition as evidenced by nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc. Reports changes, takes follow-up action as appropriate. Actively involves patient, family and keeps care-giver informed.    

  • All assessments take into consideration age specific criteria (children, adolescents, adults and elder adults).     
  • Actively anticipates patient and/or patient's family needs and expectations and utilizes these in conjunction with the assessment to develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care.
  • Maintains and utilizes competencies per unit expectation.
  • Identifies and implements appropriate nursing interventions based on the completed assessment. 
  • Completes accurate and timely documentation of these interventions.
  • Active coordinator of the interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Confers with all members of the health care team in a collaborative fashion. 
  • Shares information & observations of the patient and/or patient's family in a manner that advocates for optimal patient care. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

  

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Licenses and Certification:  Current TexasRegistered Nurse license and ACLS required.

Education, Vocational Training, and Experience:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to write concise, legible documentation in patient's medical record.

Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures.

Rhythm recognition. 

Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations.

Knowledge of safe use of various equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to with other members of the healthcare team to meet patient needs. 

Ability to interact in a positive manner and to communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, employees, supervisor and other hospital employees.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifting objects in excess of fifty (50) pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.  Ability to stand on non-carpeted, composite surfaces for extended periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl, reach, use fine finger movement, speak and hear.  Ability to walk long distances on a regular basis.

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