Huggins Hospital

  • Registered Nurse - PACU

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/15/2018 1:41 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Location: State/Province Full Name
    New Hampshire
  • Overview

    Under the general supervision of the Team Leader and Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for the delivery of safe, effective and quality patient/family centered care in Surgical Services.


    This is a per diem position.


    Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program.  BSN preferred

    Experience: Current clinical skills within scope of practice; Effectively organize work and set priorities; Current infection control practice; Positive bedside manner; Applicable physio/social/spiritual knowledge related to patient care; Safe administration of medication; Works effectively within the healthcare team; Able to work irregular hours including call

    Licensure: Current State License or Registration, Basic Life Support; Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support; Certification preferred


    Clinical Competency

    • Assesses patients at intervals and communicates current status through the continuum of care
    • Protects patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, positioning, heat and/or extraneous objects
    • Performs “time out” procedure for every patient to ensure correct side, site and level prior to procedure
    • Initiates intravenous therapy skillfully and acts as a resource for intravenous therapy needs within the hospital
    • Manages patient specimen according to hospital policy
    • Administers medications appropriately
    • Post-surgery; procedure, monitors, maintains and /or improves respiratory, circulatory, and neurologic function
    • Performs interventions to maintain body systems, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances, wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline
    • Provides effective pain management
    • Performs interventions to ensure patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of procedure
    • Protects the patient from infection using handwashing and aseptic technique
    • Transfers care using hospital approved handoff
    • Documents nursing care consistently, timely, and without omissions
    • Delegates tasks as appropriate according to the state Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions
    • Identifies and acts appropriately to an emergency situation
    • May have to lift more than 25 pounds

    Patient Advocacy

    • Protects the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy
    • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
    • Develops and/or implements and maintains an individualized plan of care, including developmental and cultural needs
    • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
    • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
    • Utilize appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, hearing and sight impaired individuals, and/or healthcare illiteracy
    • Takes proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse to your supervisor including child, geriatric, sexual, and spousal abuse


    • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
    • Follows hospital and nursing division's mission, philosophies and standards of care
    • Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects


    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies
    • Demonstrates the accountability as a health care professional by recognizing each practitioner is individually responsible for his/her actions


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