Delivers advanced professional and technical nursing care to adult and geriatric surgical patients during the immediate post surgical period. Nursing care complies with the objectives and policies of the hospital and care is performed in accordance with the standards and practices of the Association of Peri-anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). Nursing care utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Collaborates with medical staff and ancillary personnel when delivering age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with unit standards. Performs nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the patient. Prepares equipment and assists physicians during treatments and examinations of patients. Critical thinking skills and ability to work in a stressful fast paced environment is essential. Acts as a resource to meet department needs including functioning as a preceptor to new employees, functioning as a charge nurse when needed, etc. Required to work flexible hours and be on call nights, weekends, and holidays
Effective oral communication skills in the English language
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.