PACU is a 12-bed unit, with 5 beds designated for Phase I recovery and 8 beds for Phase II. The unit consists of 7 cubicles divided by curtain and one private room with negative pressure for respiratory isolation patients. Each bedside is equipped with bedside and central monitoring/ recording equipment, which includes EKG, SpO2 and non-invasive BP pressure, 5 monitors have 2 invasive hemodynamic monitoring channels. Nursing and Anesthesia Services manage the unit. RNs are ACLS certified and educated with competencies relevant to pre-anesthesia nursing regarding the following areas/phases; Pre-op holding area Phase I post anesthesia care focuses on providing nursing care to the patient in the immediate post anesthesia period, and transitioning them to Phase II level of care, in the inpatient setting, or to an ICU for continued care. Surgical patients cared for in that unit are Orthopedic, ENT, Plastic/Cosmetic, Eye, Vascular, General, Gynecologic and Thoracic Neurosurgery. Occasionally when SICU is unable to receive a patient, the PACU will recover the patient until a bed becomes available. Patients requiring respiratory ventilation or Swan-Ganz readings are not admitted to the PACU. Staffing levels are 1:1 or 1:2 depending upon patient acuity levels. Phase II post anesthesia care focuses on providing post-sedation nursing care to the patient in the immediate post procedure period with an Aldretti Score of 8 or greater. Patients cared for are post procedure (Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection (LESI), liver biopsies, paracentesis, thoracentesis, etc.) Staffing levels are 1:3 or 1:2 depending up patient acuity levels. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday,10 hour shifts, 7:30 am to 8:00pm or 8:00am to 8:30 pm. No weekends or Call rotation. Tour subject to changes based on the needs of the agency. Compressed/Flexible: Yes Telework: Not Authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 11239310 This is an Open Continuous Announcement (OCA). See details under the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section regarding the referral process. Pay close attention to the "Required Documents" section.
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