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PACU RN

Company: Dupage Medical Group
Location: Lombard
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Good enough isn't for us. Duly Health and Care's team members show up every day driven to exceed expectations. We challenge assumptions and invite dissent to accomplish bold goals and unleash the most extraordinary work of your career. We see and support the remarkable in every person within and beyond the walls of our work.
Duly Health and Care works to understand what matters most to you. We recruit and retain team members who share a relentless passion and pride for helping others live happier and healthier lives. We invest in helping our team members develop their talents in a way that is rich in personal meaning. We invite you to join us, fulfill your purpose and make your mark!
Are you ready to challenge the expected to deliver the extraordinary?
The RN provides critical care to patients before and after surgery. Recovery nurses treat a wide range of patients, from newborns to the elderly. They clean wounds, administer medication and monitor the progress of the patients' conditions.
The Journeys and Adventures that Await


  • Adheres to the Center's policies and procedures and the Profession Standards of Nursing Practice.
  • Prioritizes above for action with consultation as needed, including notification of physician of changes in patients' condition.
  • Administers and controls narcotics and medications.
  • Accepts responsibility for patient safety and assures safe practice.
  • Demonstrates competency necessary to perform patient care.
  • Restocks area with applicable supplies at the end of the day.
  • Performs the Preoperative/PACU Nurse Duties as assigned.

    PACU DUTIES:

    • Assesses patients recovering from anesthesia and makes appropriate judgments for nursing intervention.
    • Evaluates respiratory status to determine the need for additional intervention; inserts oral or nasal airway as needed.
    • Monitors patient continuously while patient recovers from anesthesia.
    • Monitors blood pressure, arterial oxygen saturation, respiration, and EKG.
    • Recognizes life-threatening arrhythmias and initiates appropriate therapy and/or assures assistance.
    • Performs venipuncture for IV restarts; mixes IV medications; administers IV medication.
    • Prepares patient for discharge with post operative instruction and teaching.

      PRE-OP ASSEMENT DUTIES:

      • Conducts preoperative interview and patient teaching either over the telephone or in person prior to scheduled surgery.
      • Confirms the proposed procedure, the date of service and verifies the surgical site.
      • Confirms the patients understanding of the proposed procedure.
      • Instructs the patient as to what to expect during the visit to the center.
      • Obtains health history.

        The Experiences You Bring

        • Minimum two years experience in a critical care/acute care setting or ambulatory surgery setting.
        • Current Illinois Nursing License required
        • BCLS Certification maintained
        • ACLS and PALS Certification Required within 6 months of hire
        • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages of patients served. Possesses the ability to assess and interpret appropriate data relative to age and to provide care needed as described in the policies and procedures; demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the age group's life span; and possesses an understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients.
        • Possesses general knowledge of all equipment and supplies.
        • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedure performed and types and uses of various anesthetic agents by making appropriate nursing assessments and properly positioning patients who are recovering from anesthesia.

          Full-timePre/Post OP-576
          DuPage Medical Group is now Duly Health and Care.
          Duly Health and Care was launched in September with one purpose -- to help you flourish.
          We believe that true health is limitless. It cannot be found in a system where people are seen as patients with symptoms to be treated. We get that no one wants to be a patient, or even thought of as one.
          That's why at Duly Health and Care, we have providers who will meet you on your health journey, wherever that may be. Providers who believe that health isn't just the absence of sickness, but an ongoing pursuit to reach your true potential. Providers who push the boundaries of innovation and challenge the expected to deliver the extraordinary -- for YOU.
          Because at Duly Health and Care, we know that healthier makes happier.

Keywords: Dupage Medical Group, Lombard , PACU RN, Healthcare , Lombard, Illinois

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