PreOp/PACU Charge Nurse
Posted on: April 13, 2019
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Health Care Medical Facilities Industry by Fortune Magazine. The
Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA operates and jointly owns with
physicians 130+ surgery centers across the United States. Our cases
are performed Monday-Friday which means NO nights, NO weekends, or
On-call will be required. The size of our surgery centers naturally
creates a culture where everyone knows one another with a shared
focus on providing the best possible experience for those that we
serve. We are currently in search of additional members to join our
We value you and your future. We provide multiple health insurance
plan options, tuition reimbursement, and many more programs to
cover a wide variety of today's life and family needs. In addition
to your salary and health insurance benefits, HCA provides a
matching 401k as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
Members of HCA receive consumer discounts on cell phones, hotels,
rental cars, and many others. Interviews are being set immediately,
you are encouraged to apply today!
Charge Duties :
The Charge Nurse is responsible for overseeing a designated
clinical department. Duties may include delegating nursing
assignments, preparing schedules, overseeing admissions and
discharges, and monitoring and ordering medicines and supplies. In
addition to these managerial tasks, charge nurses are also
responsible for providing direct patient care accordingly with
General RN Duties
- Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized
knowledge and skills required for the role of the peri-operative
nurse in accordance with AORN and other regulatory standards of
- Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and has the
ability to oversee the instrument and equipment set-up, prepare for
the case utilizing preference cards, and anticipates needs of
- Coordinates and oversees the room during a case as the
- Facilitates effective and efficient transition between surgical
- Utilizes preference cards and updates as necessary.
- Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients,
stretchers, and OR tables to prevent injury to patient and
- Demonstrates knowledge/understanding of management of patient,
including being available to anesthesia during intubation and
extubation, assisting as needed in sudden changes in patient
condition i.e. cardiopulmonary arrest, Malignant Hyperthermia,
etc., and being readily available to assist as directed.
- Performs thorough patient interview and assessment in
accordance with procedure and assures an appropriate, detailed time
out process is done according to policy.
- Consistently reviews charts for completeness, in accordance
with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical
procedure. Assures appropriate consent, H/P, diagnostic reports,
and relevant information are on chart prior to the start of
- Ensures that H/P is a complete full examination of all body
systems and dated within 30-days prior to procedure.
- Ensures that H/P, orders for the procedure, and consent form
are consistent prior to placing in medical chart.
- Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current
practice (i.e. review physician orders, pre-op antibiotics,
preparing/labeling medications on/off field, utilizing the 7
medication rights, identifying high alert medications, conducting
independent double checks when indicated, and narcotic waste,
etc.). Assures only licensed personnel administer medications.
- Relays appropriate hand off communication to PACU staff to
ensure continuity of care.
- Performs nurse circulator duties as assigned.
- Participates in the anesthesia time-out process if performed in
the pre-op area prior to administration of pre-operative blocks or
prior to the induction of anesthesia.
- Takes responsibility for careful and accurate handling and/or
logging of narcotics, biohazardous materials, and surgical
- Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a
calm and controlled manner.
- Assures all members of the surgical team comply with principles
of surgical hand asepsis, aseptic, and sterile technique.
- Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance, cleanliness, and
sterilization of instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary
environment for the provision of patient care.
- Appropriately handles the disposal of biohazardous
- Restocks area daily, using appropriate par levels and daily
- Prepares procedure room for use the following day by bringing
in equipment, setting up, "pulling cases" accurately, and reporting
to supervisor items that are needed and not available.
- Spends appropriate time and energy on tasks and assignments
based on the policies that are supportive of the Center's goals and
- Functions independently according to job responsibilities and
within scope of practice utilizing current standards of care.
- Takes personal initiative to maintain current RN licensure,
BCLS, ACLS/PALS (if indicated) and other professional
certifications current as defined by job role.
- Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful
- Attends all mandatory in-services, staff meetings and
participates in emergency drills.
- Participates in the orientation of new employees.
- Completes annual competency and other required education as
- Maintains confidentiality and security of records and patient
information at all times.
- Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and
"Mission and Value Statement".
- While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the
current Position, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working
conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right
to revise the Position or require that other or different tasks be
performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes in
personnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical
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