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Registered Nurse PACU Full Time Evenings

Work Hours/Shift
Full Time Evening Shift, 11 am - 7:30 pm
Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a full-service, 168-bed facility dedicated to helping our neighbors in beautiful Tarpon Springs and beyond. As a regional medical center, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services, testing and education opportunities for our community. We?ve been focused on meeting the needs of North Pinellas residents for nearly 90 years, and Florida Hospital has built its reputation for compassionate, patient-centered care for more than a century.
Important Note: Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a Smoke/Tobacco Free Campus.
Tobacco use is defined as the use of any tobacco product including the use of temporary aids to stop smoking such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum or other similar products.
Applicants being considered for employment at Florida Hospital North Pinellas will be tested for nicotine use as part of their regular pre-employment screening. Those who are identified as tobacco users will be ineligible for employment, but may reapply in six months
Drug Free/Tobacco Free Workplace
You will be responsible for:
Directs/manages and provides care while assuring safety for the patient in the Pre-op Holding Area or PACU, utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. By assessment of the individual patient and procedure, health care needs are identified with the patient and family: formulates a plan, sets goals for care, and educates the patient and family. Evaluates patient outcomes in response to the plan and revises as patient needs/responses require. Provides leadership and direction when working with a group of care-givers. Represents the Department of Nursing and Florida Hospital North Pinellas in a professional and courteous manner.
+ Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate patient care needs for the infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
+ Performs initial nursing assessments. Documents findings within identified time frames and activates initial plan of care.
+ Documents patients? progress in the medical record on a regular basis including assessment and management plans.
+ Safely administers medications to patients according to hospital policy and procedures. Conducts second nurse verifications. Reconciles medication on admission and transfer.
+ Reports actual or potential medication variances as well as other patient safety issues utilizing risk master and communication chain of command.
+ Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
+ Documents patients? progress in the medical record on a regular basis including assessment and management plans.
+ Collaborates with medical staff and/or multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the recognition, research, isolation and resolution of potential patient care problems for assigned patients.
+ Provides effective handoff communication utilizing SBAR at change of shift during transfers and to assistive personnel.
+ Coordinates ongoing patient and family education and discharge planning.
+ Provides for orientation and training of employees to work routines and environment.
+ Maintains knowledge of current trends in the field to enhance practice.
+ Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of department equipment and supplies required for the care of patients.
+ Knowledgeable of emergency resuscitation measures and properly activates code team response.
+ Complies with department safety policies and procedures. Responsible to help ensure that the safety and well-being of patients, family members, visitors and coworkers are maintained. Follow initiatives for patient safety, including, but not limited to Universal Protocol, Hand Washing and Patient Identification.
+ Accurately transcribes and carries out physician orders. Completes telephone order read-backs.
+ Participates in unit specific and multidisciplinary Performance Improvement activities at the Hospital/Unit-based level.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.
What you will need:
+ Minimum of one year experience as a Registered Nurse in a PACU or critical care setting.
+ Computer literate
+ 2?4 years relevant clinical nurse experience preferred
+ Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing
+ BSN (preferred)
+ Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida
+ Current Basic Life Support certification.
+ Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
+ Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support
+ Certified PeriAnesthesia Nurse (Preferred)
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

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