Registered Nurse - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Employer
ERP
Location
San Diego, California
Posted
Jan 16, 2023
Closes
Feb 15, 2023
Ref
2022-3903
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Overview

ERP International is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse in support of the PACU atNaval Medical Center San Diego, CA. Apply online today and discover more about this exceptional employment opportunity. www.erpinternational.com

Be the Best! Join our team of exceptional health care professionals across the nation. Come discover the immense pride and job satisfaction ERP Employees experience in providing care for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans! ERP International is honored to have been named one of The Washington Post's 2022 Top Workplaces!

* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!
* Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Plus 11 Paid Federal Holidays!

* Medical/Dental/Vision, STD, LTD and Life Insurance, Health Savings Account available, and more!
* Annual CME Stipend and License/Certification Reimbursement!

* Matching 401K!

About ERP International, LLC: ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40 states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide. ERP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran.

Responsibilities

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8-hour shift between 6:00am to 10:00pm.

Job Specific Position Duties: The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Discharge or release from post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) according to established criteria. Provide follow-up evaluation and care related to anesthesia complications and/or side effects.
  • Check all resuscitative equipment prior to the beginning of the day. Any malfunctioning or missing equipment shall be reported to the Charge Nurse of the PACU immediately.
  • Provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group including, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, such as interpreting nonverbal communication, safety practices and medication dosing of Neonates/Pediatrics; enlisting Adolescent patients in treatment, safety and security practices; and recognizing physical limitations, psychosocial needs, age related conditions, safety and medication precautions for geriatrics.
  • Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.
  • Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
  • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
  • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions.
  • Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
  • Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
  • Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
  • Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
  • Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
  • Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
  • Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.
  • Actively participate in the command's Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
  • Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or clinical direction as applicable to supporting government employees (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
  • Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
  • Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
  • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis, and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DHA/DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.
  • Exercise appropriate clinical delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
  • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

* Education: Possess a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Nursing, or an Associate Degree in Nursing, from an accredited agency such as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
* Experience: Possess a minimum of two years-experience within the last five years working in a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Intensive Care Unit, or three years' experience on a medical surgical unit.

* Licensure: Possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Life Support Certifications: BLS/ACLS/PALS

* Security: Must be able to pass a Government background check and obtain a Government security clearance.

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