Seeking an excellent PACU RN for a Bethesda outpatient facility, day shift, fantastic hours! Must have ER, PACU or ICU experience to qualify.
1.Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
2.Assesses patients at intervals as stated in policies and procedures and as clinical status warrants*
3.Develops an individualized perioperative patient plan of care
4.Implements the plan of care
- protects the patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources and extraneous objects;
- performs accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items;
- performs interventions necessary to ensure that the patient’s procedure is performed on the correct site, side, and level;
- manages the patient’s specimens in the appropriate manner;
- communicates the patient’s current status to the appropriate parties throughout the continuum of care;
- administers medications safely and correctly;
- performs interventions to maintain optimal status of the patient’s respiratory, cardiovascular, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and neurological systems and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances ;
- performs interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period;
- performs interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection;
- assesses pain and performing appropriate interventions
- assesses the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person and providing education commensurate with this assessment;
- actively involves the patient or designated support person in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process;
- protects the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy;
- provides compassionate, culturally and age-appropriate, ethical care within legal standards of practice; and
- provides consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.
5.Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes*
6.Transfers care as appropriate providing appropriate hand off*
7.Delegates tasks as appropriate according to the state Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions.
8.Documents nursing care accurately, completely, and legibly*
9.Conducts preoperative phone calls to ensure patient readiness.
10.Conducts postoperative phone calls to assess clinical status and satisfaction with care.
11.Functions in a manner consistent with regulatory requirements including management of narcotics*
12.Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety.
13.Functions in a fiscally responsible manner
14.Acts as a patient advocate, protects their rights and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information
15.Treats all patients and family members with respect, dignity and compassion
16.Maintains a professional demeanor at all times
17.Collaborates effectively with other disciplines as appropriate
18.Uses problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members
19.Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects
20.Participates in the performance appraisal process
21.Maintains required competencies
22.Pursues professional growth
23.Other duties as assigned
Education/Licensure/Certification — Mandatory:
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
- Current registered nurse licensure in state of employment or compact state
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
- Basic computer skills
- Must have one of the following: ER, ICU or PACU experience with Pediatrics.
Hours = M-F (7ish-3:3ish). Excellent, excellent pay and benefits. Pay is $32-42 an hour depending on years of experience.
2) Large specialty practice seeks two Infusion Float Nurse RNs for their Frederick, Olney and Rockville office (position 1) and DC, Chevy Chase and Fairfax (position 2). Also, have a second opening in the DC, Chevy Chase and Fairfax office.
The infusion nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluatingpatient’s course of infusion therapy. The infusion nurse is also expected to administer intravenous research medications and injectables.
STYPICAL WORKING DEMANDS:
Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients, manual dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Involves standing and walking. Requires exposure to bodily fluids. Occasionally lifts items weighing up to 100 pounds.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to bio-hazardous materials; medicinal preparations. Fast-paced, busy medical office.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (List may not include all of the duties assigned.)
- Reviews patient charts to ensure that physician’s orders are in the chart and up-
to-date prior to escorting patient to infusion suite.
- Prepares patient for infusion of medication. Obtains brief medical histories,
checks vital signs, and reviews patient’s list of medications.
- Provides infusion therapy in a safe and competent manner.
- Monitors patient and promptly reports changes in the patient’s condition or
- Initiates peripheral intravenous catheter insertion(s), administers injection(s), and
performs phlebotomy as needed.
- Provides educational information to patient and patient’s family regarding biologic
drugs. Instructs patient about biologic drugs, how they work and their side
- Maintains current medical history on patients.
- Remains current with the policies mandated by both Federal and local
governments, Medicare/Medicaid programs, and other private health care
programs regarding handling of laboratory work.
- Performs related work as required.
INFUSION NURSE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of indications of therapy, pharmacologic actions, interactions, side effects and monitoring of parameters. Understanding of drug calculations.
- Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work
- Knowledge of Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice by Infusion Nurses Society
(INS) and adheres to the Standards of Practice.
- Skilled in site selection for placement of peripheral intravenous catheters.
- Skilled in obtaining vital signs.
- Skilled in maintaining clear and concise notes in the patient’s electronic medical
- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with
patients, other staff members, and the public.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to adapt to changes in the department.
11. Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
12. Ability to examine documents for accuracy and thoroughness.
13. Participate in the development and following of policies and procedures related
to infusion therapy.
- Follows compliance requirements mandated by OSHA.
- Follows our compliance policies.
- Follows compliance requirements pertaining to collection and handling of
laboratory specimens including, but not limited to, collection, temperature,
containers, and proper disposal of biohazard materials.
- Follows guidelines for maintaining patient confidentiality.
- Identifies, reports and/or prevents any fraudulent or unethical behavior.
- Notifies management if inappropriate behavior is observed within the
The responsibility associated with this position requires the access to the computer“role” of Check In/Out.
We are committed to enforcing minimum necessary access to our patient’s PHI by limiting the uses and disclosures of this information within our practice. The employee needs access to the aforementioned computer “role” in order to carry out his/her job in a manner that best serves our patients. Role descriptions are explicitly defined in our HIPAA manual. Access to computer information is password protected. Upon termination of an employee, his/her password will be deleted in the system.
Registered Nurse degree from a nationally accredit nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, preferred.
- BLS Certification
2. ACLS Certification, preferred
One can choose to work 4 or 5 days a week (Monday through Friday). Start time 7:45 or 8am.
Minimum of 2 years direct patient care in a critical care clinical setting. IV catheter insertion competency and some infusion therapy experience preferred.
As a valuable member of our team, you will be eligible for a generous compensation package that includes competitive pay, paid leave, medical and dental coverage, life and disability coverage, 401(k), tuition assistance and more!