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Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU/Recovery (PRN)

Company: Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Job Description:

Rio Grande Regional Hospital - McAllen, TX

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU/Recovery

Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH), an HCA-affiliated facility, is proud of maintaining its status as one of the leading healthcare providers in the Rio Grande Valley. For nearly 33 years, we have remained focused and committed to providing quality healthcare to all members of our community.

With 320 beds and a team of more than 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, we offer a range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, and specialty services, including:


  • 24-hour emergency room
  • Off-site Emergency Department
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive cardiovascular care
  • 30-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


    Rio Grande Regional Hospital is currently looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU/Recovery.

    Responsibilities:

    • Perform direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act, with emphasis on the post-anesthesia care patients/surgical services
    • Use therapeutic communication in daily practice
    • Maintain a safe and therapeutic PACU environment
    • Implement and direct care, using the nursing process with emphasis on the needs of individual PACU patients
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing process
    • Provide emotional support of the patient and significant others to make informed choices regarding health care
    • Delegate tasks to the appropriate caregiver
    • Participate in Perioperative services specific initiatives and process improvement
    • Promote a supportive PACU environment
    • Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistants, vocational nurses, student nurses
    • Maintain high quality (age specific) care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, as assigned
    • Support the mission, vision and values of the organization
    • Provides immediate post-surgical care of patients ranging from infant to geriatrics who have had general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and IV sedation
    • Monitors all patients for airway and pain management
    • Proficient in interpretation of EKG changes, lab values and hemodynamic monitoring
      Qualifications:

      • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
      • Two years of acute care nursing experience
      • Minimum one year PACU experience preferred
      • Current RN licensure with the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas
      • Any new graduates of RN programs will provide proof of intent to complete license examination
      • Employment in this position contingent upon successful licensure as an RN
      • BLS-HCP current
      • ACLS and PALS required prior to taking call; not exceeding six months of employment

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