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Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU

Location: Hilo
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

A PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed healthcare professional who provides specialized nursing care to patients who have recently undergone surgical procedures. This role typically involves the following duties and responsibilities:

Monitoring patients: The PACU RN continually monitors patients' vital signs, level of consciousness, and other physical and psychological responses to ensure they are stable and free from any adverse reactions.

Administering medications: The PACU RN may be responsible for administering medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician, monitoring patients' responses and adjusting treatments as necessary.

Assisting with pain management: The PACU RN provides patients with pain management techniques and medications to ensure they remain as comfortable as possible during the post-operative period.

Communicating with surgeons and anesthesiologists: The PACU RN works closely with surgeons and anesthesiologists to communicate any changes in patients' conditions, and to ensure that patients receive appropriate care following surgical procedures.

Documenting patient care: The PACU RN is responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of patients' post-operative conditions, treatments, and responses, and communicating this information to other healthcare professionals as needed.

Educating patients and families: The PACU RN provides patients and their families with information on their post-operative conditions, treatments, and what to expect during recovery.

Providing emotional support: The PACU RN provides emotional support and reassurance to patients and their families, helping to alleviate any concerns or anxieties they may have.

Requirements for this role typically include a current RN license, a bachelor's degree in nursing, and previous experience in a similar setting. Strong critical thinking, interpersonal, and organizational skills are also essential. Additionally, PACU RNs should have a good understanding of anesthesia, surgery, and post-operative care.

This is a not full time but contracted travel position.

Keywords: TLC NURSING SERVICES, Hilo , Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU, Healthcare , Hilo, Hawaii

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