The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a fast-paced environment, where nurses are an active participant in patients' perioperative experience. In the PACU, pre-anesthesia screening services (PASS) include comprehensive preoperative anesthesia screenings, and preoperative prep for patients. PASS nurses also provide any necessary educational resources to patients and their family members and facilitate communication with the anesthesia and surgical teams. Peri-anesthesia nurses in the PACU provide care for a diverse population of patients, and have experience dealing with different forms of trauma and multiple surgical specialties. It is imperative that staff members are able to think critically, and have strong assessment, intervention and communication skills. In the PACU, teamwork and exceptional customer service are essential in achieving successful patient outcomes.
Provides safe, age-appropriate patient care, and function as advisor, resource, for patients and their families as a member of the patient care team.
Expected to provide care to patients pre-operatively and post-operatively while maintaining ASPAN and critical care standards. Utilizing critical thinking skills and teamwork, PeriAnesthesia nurses care for a diverse population of patients, surgical specialties and trauma. It is a high paced environment where the nurse is an active participant in the patient's perioperative experience.
Critical Care experience preferred. Weekend rotations and holidays included.
Requirements: Formal working knowledge; Requires knowledge of a specialized field; Bachelor's of Nursing, required; Less than one year experience; Microsoft Office Suite; Basic computer skills; Cerner; Synquest; Standard Office Equipment; Medical terminology; Nursing Process skills based on MD Nurse Practice Act; Critical thinking skills; Medical equipment; Maryland Registered Nurse License; ACLS CPR required; PALS preferred.
Sinai Patient Care Services offers a Nursing Career Ladder that allows opportunities for advancement and development of Registered Nurses. The Clinical Career ladder level for new hires will be determined through defined ladder criteria during the hiring process.