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CA-Nurse PACU-Inpatient Services - $48.39 /HR **13 WEEK CONTRACT**

Lighthouse Medical Staffing Fresno, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job SummaryThis position is accountable for providing direct care to the patient immediately postoperatively until the patient is discharged from the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Participates in performance improvement activities. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously, and as needed, about patient conditions; receive direction for patient management. Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis.Reasonable Accommodation StatementTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.Minimum Education and Work ExperienceCompletion of an accredited registered nursing program.Two years of work experience in Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Emergency Room (ER) preferred.Required SkillsAbility to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.Ability to plan and prioritize work with frequent interruptions.Ability to provide exceptional customer service.Effective verbal and written communication skills.Knowledge and proficiency of hospital information technology applications.Required Licenses/CertificationsCurrent California Registered Nursing License.ACLS and BLS Certificate required.Minimum Standards Time & Attendance (see FSH Time & Attendance Policy) Professional Appearance (see FSH Dress Policy)Staff meetings (90%)Annual RequirementsMock Code Blue (min. 2 per year if applicable)PPD/TB ScreenAnnual CompetenciesFlu VaccineLicense/CertificationsCompliance TrainingEssential FunctionsAdministers care according to current state and local laws covering the delivery of patient and standard of care.Develops an individualized plan of care based on nursing assessment and surgical procedure and revises the plan to meet the changing needs of the patient.Assures the needs of patients and families are recognized and addressed through coordination with other team members within the health care system and community.Contacts outpatients by telephone on their first postoperative day to assess the patient's status and assist patient to obtain further medical attention or instructions should the condition warrant.Demonstrate ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.Documents and communicates all necessary information to the staff.Identifies physical symptoms, changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.Interprets the physician's postoperative instructions and nursing rationale for postoperative care to the patient and family.Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes appropriate actions and documents.Observes, monitors and records procedures and information regarding the patients total care in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit from admission to discharge.Reports changes and abnormalities in patient's condition to the anesthesiologist and the surgeon.Other duties as assigned.Physical DemandsAbility to Adjust Focus- (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)Close Vision- (clear vision at 20 inches or less)Color Vision- (ability to identify and distinguish colors)Depth Perception- (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)Distance Vision- (clear vision at 20 feet or more)Peripheral Vision- (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)Lift up to 10 pounds- 2/3 and more of timeLift up to 25 pounds- 2/3 and more of timeLift up to 50 pounds- 1/3 to 1/2 of timeLift more than 100 pounds- 1/3 to 1/2 of time with assistancePush/Pull- 2/3 and more of timeReach with hands and arms- 2/3 and more of timeSit- up to 1/3 of timeStand- 2/3 and more of timeStoop, kneel, crouch or crawl- 2/3 and more of timeTaste or smell- up to 1/3 of timeUse hands to finger, handle or feel- 2/3 and more of timeWalk- 2/3 and more of time Work EnvironmentBody fluid exposure- YesFine Dexterity- Both (3-4 hours)Fumes or airborne particles- 1/3 to 1/2 of timeGrasping: simple/light - Both (5-6 hours)Hearing- Ability to hear alarms on equipmentHearing- Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staffHearing- Ability to hear patient callRepetitive use of foot control- Both (1-2 hours)Repetitive use of hands- Both (5-6 hours)Risk of electrical shock- 2/3 and more of timeRisk of radiation- up to 1/3 of timeToxic or caustic chemicals- 1/3 to 1/2 of timeTypical noise level- Moderate NoiseWork near moving mechanical parts- up to 1/3 of time

Shift: Day shift-4 day/10 hour shifts

Specialty Type: Nursing

Sub Specialties: Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse (PACU),Orthopedic

General Certifications : ACLS BLS/BCLS

Lighthouse Medical Staffing


Fresno, CA