Registered Nurse Perianesthesia - Patient Recovery - Full Time/Days

Antelope Valley Hospital

Lancaster, CA 93586

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Job Objective:

The Perianesthesia nurse prepares patients for the surgical and/or procedural experience as well as monitors and supports safe transition from an anesthetized state to responsiveness and on into discharge/transfer. The RN shall function under the guidelines of American Society of Perianesthesia Nursing (ASPAN) standards as well the policies and procedures of the department and of the hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Promotes patient centered care

B. Pre-Op Phase

  1. Prepares and assess patients for procedures/surgery per department policies under the ASPAN guidelines.
  2. Provides patient and family centered education
  3. Contacts appropriate physician(s) with abnormal diagnostic test results and/or patient issues.
  4. Completes and reviews all relevant documentation pertinent to this phase.

C. Post-Op Phase

  1. Follows ASPAN guidelines to provide quality recovery from procedures/surgeries.
  2. Provides patient and family education
  3. Promotes family centered care environment
  4. Completes and reviews all relevant documentation pertinent to this phase
  5. Assesses patients physiological and psychological readiness for discharge or transfer using discharge criteria as stated in department policy.
  6. Provides detailed discharge instructions per hospital protocols

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Assist in performance improvement initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • ASPAN standards
  • Core Measures
  • Knowledge of patients rights and advance directives.
  • EKG and diagnostic testing interpretation.
  • Pain and comfort management of the perianesthesia patient.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Functions independently with strong critical thinking skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and customer service skills

Education and Experience:

Experience:

  • Minimum two years of experience in a critical care, PACU or Emergency Department preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an acute care setting and successful completion of a perianesthesia course within six months of hire.

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • BCLS, ACLS and PALS certification required at time of hire
  • National certifications are desirable.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  1. Required to take call shifts per department policy
  2. Mandatory weekend and holiday rotation

Education and Experience:

Experience:

  • Minimum two years of experience in a critical care, PACU or Emergency Department preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an acute care setting and successful completion of a perianesthesia course within six months of hire.

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • BCLS, ACLS and PALS certification required at time of hire
  • National certifications are desirable.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  1. Required to take call shifts per department policy
  2. Mandatory weekend and holiday rotation

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern Californias fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our districts nearly 1.2 million residents.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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