Registered Nurse, PACU
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The shift for this position is 10:30a-11p.
On-call requirements: 2 weeknights per schedule: 11p-7:30a and
1 weekend 12hour shift.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Capable clinician who has acquired broad
experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound
understanding about the care of a particular patient population.
Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience
to respond to changes in clinical situations. Is able to apply the
Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to
personalize care for each patient/family. Serves as a resource to
colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families. Consistently
communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the
patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient
population independently utilizing the nursing process.
Demonstrates developed assessment skills. Recognizes the impact of
nursing care on patient outcomes. Continues to recognize own
performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance. Documents
the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g.
computer, clinical pathway, chart). Plans and implements patient
care independently. Utilizes patient/family input and goals in
planning plan of care. Evaluates patient's response to planned care
and adjusts plan of care as appropriate. Identifies patient and
family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources
regarding those needs. Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into
clinical practice. Manages time effectively. Identifies the need to
revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on
receipt/review of evidence-based research. Delegates appropriately
utilizing the Synergy model of care. Recognizes the roles of the
interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and
utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.
Functions in a developing leadership role. Functions as Charge
Nurse when assigned. Orients staff or students as assigned in
absence of designated preceptor. Utilizes resources in a
responsible manner with a focus on cost containment. Demonstrates
effective listening skills. Reduces barriers to facilitate
communication. Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills.
Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the
family. Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on
knowledge of condition. Has awareness of one's own values and how
they effect interactions and relationships. Recognizes that
cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient
and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms).
Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine
situations. May seek assistance to resolve complex issues. Respects
and maintains confidential information. Accepts personal
accountability for professional development and growth.
Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline
specific issues and needs. Articulates application of Synergy model
for care in clinical practice. Collects, reports, analyzes and
provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician
and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization
standards. Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care
documentation. Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and
questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement.
Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments. Achieves points
and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point
system to maintain position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
12 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years.
Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary
permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board. BLS certification
required and ACLS may be required in designated departments
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work
day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently);
10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max;
Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing &
walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing,
reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned
work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may
vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental
exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen
exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors;
Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold
Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient
care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be
required; Use of personal protective equipment, including
respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on
assigned work area and work tasks.
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Keywords: Emory, Atlanta , Registered Nurse, PACU, Healthcare , Atlanta, Georgia
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