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Registered Nurse Pre-Op/PACU (Multi-specialty ASC)

Who We Are

Designed by Arizona physicians, Apricus Health aligns with primary care and specialist providers, by working to improve health outcomes and significantly lower costs for patients and payers. Health outcomes may be improved by shifting the focus from reactive, episodic care to a continuous care relationship, population health strategies such as preventive and chronic care, optimizing specialty care referral channels, and care management. The Apricus Health Surgery Center division consists of multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) outfitted with state-of-the-art surgical suites.

Position Purpose

Under the general supervision of the Charge Nurse and Clinical Director, the candidate is responsible for the patient’s admission to the facility, comprehensive pre-operative care, immediate post-operative care, and stabilization for return to the home environment. Some of the nursing responsibilities would include:

  • Being responsible for patient’s admission and pre-operative care; holistic preparation for surgery/procedures, considering all needs, including pre-operative education, psychosocial needs, utilizing preference cards, and acting under established protocols, practices, and standing orders.
  • Being responsible for the patient’s post-operative care and stabilization; holistic preparation for return to the home environment, considering all needs including post-discharge care, family/caregiver instructions, and psychosocial needs.
  • Coordinating pre-operative lab work as applicable for individual patients, documenting and reporting pertinent results.
  • Documenting actions in medical record completely and accurately in a timely manner.
  • Keeping safety of patient, self, and others a primary concern at all times; acts appropriately in an emergency situation.
  • Performing thorough and accurate continual patient assessment, anticipating potential problems and reporting pertinent findings to anesthesia, supervisor, and/or the Medical Director.
  • Making peri-operative phone calls, assessing patient status and reporting any pertinent information to supervisor and/or Medical Director.
  • Acting as discharge nurse when assigned, giving holistic and thorough discharge education.
  • Participating as a team member in planning and implementation of patient care; takes responsibility for an adequate patient load; reviews case schedule for next day with preference cards.
  • Monitoring surgery schedule continually, communicating arrivals, cancellations, delays; communicates with reception desk, contacts patients or surgeons who are late.
  • Supervising and directing, as requested, the activities of PCTs/Aides as delegated and non-clinical personnel.

Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Minimum 2 years of nursing in an acute care environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, lending positively to a pleasant patient experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $38.00 per hour

 

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