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PRN Pre Op/PACU RN

Job Title
PRN Pre Op/PACU RN
Job ID
27669601
Location
Fairbanks,  AK 99709
Other Location
Description
Job Purpose:
To provide patient/family driven care, the PRN Registered Nurse, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, will deliver treatment with an emphasis on assessment, education, prevention, maintenance, and restoration of health and when indicated end of life comfort care in a supportive and culturally sensitive manner.

Essential Functions:
  • Initiates IV's, administers medications, and ensures patient comfort
  • Can assess, instruct, and prepare patients prior to surgery and prior to discharge
  • Monitors patients' vital signs and other measurements of progress to meet discharge criteria
  • Has the ability to act quickly and safely in the event of an emergency
  • Demonstrates an aptitude for maintaining pace of abbreviated patient encounters, keeping patient flow to a minimum perioperative stay
  • Exhibits specialized knowledge, skill, and abilities in the fundamentals of perioperative nursing
  • Has the ability to clean, disinfect, and sterilize surgical instrumentation according to ANSI, AAMI, and APIC standards
  • Shows a strong respect for other co-workers
  • Demonstrates willingness to abide by the practice's protocols, as well as state and federal regulations
  • Projects a positive and professional image
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Active, unrestricted nursing license in the state of Alaska
  • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing with a diploma, Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification & current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Prior pre-operative, surgical, and/or PACU nursing experience
  • Knowledge of clinical competency in surgical patient care
Required Competencies
Excellent judgment, dependability, conscientious performance.  Detail oriented.  Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.  Caring and empathetic.  High ethical standards. Mechanical ability and manual dexterity for operating complicated equipments.
Physical Demands and work environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: Required job duties are essentially sedentary in nature, consisting of occasional walking, standing, lifting and/or carrying ten pounds maximum, seeing, speaking and hearing.
Work environment:  Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment.
 

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