Pre-Op / PACU RN

Austin, Texas 78757


  • Full time

Job Description


Work a schedule that fits your life: No Nights, No Weekends, No Holidays, No Call

Center for Specialty Surgery of Austin (CSSA) is a full service ambulatory outpatient facility. We are state licensed, Medicare certified, and AAAHC accredited. Due to our current growth, we are seeking a Registered Nurse to provide quality patient care using the nursing process, the medical plan of care, and organizational policies.


40 hours per week 

PURPOSE:Assesses patients, plans care, serves as patient advocate and assures optimal outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES: CSSA expects job performance to be consistent with its mission and believes that each Employee contributes to improved performance by continuously searching for ways to increase efficiency and enhance fiscal performance and viability. Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

The Registered Nurse will provide patient care by:

  • Reviewing the patient chart by becoming familiar with orders including but not limited to lab orders and results, radiology orders and results, H & P’s and updates, consents
  • Acting as patient advocate throughout perioperative stay
  • Maintaining standards of professional care
  • Explaining procedures/treatment/discharge to patient and family members to alley apprehension and to verify understanding of procedure/discharge
  • Following all universal precautions and blood borne pathogen protocols
  • Assuring needed supplies and equipment are available as needed for patient care
  • Providing for the emotional/physical comfort and safety of patients and visitors
  • Responding to life saving situations
  • Providing individualized discharge education and teaching as appropriate.

The documentation of patient information will be completed by:

  • Documenting patient assessment in the electronic patient record, and nursing care plan
  • Ensuring that timely, accurate and complete supply charges are documented
  • Giving a patient report for transfer of care that includes assessment, safety issues including allergies, alerts (falls, isolations, history) on the perioperative patient transfer sheet, or SBAR (if applicable).

Medication administration will be completed by:

  • Administering prescribed medications in accordance with approved methods and techniques
  • Accurately labeling all medications
  • Completing medication reconciliation/charges

The patient will be assessed by:

  • Preparing Pre-OP/PACU – I and II for needed supplies and equipment
  • Maintaining awareness of patient’s safety needs at all times
  • Continuously maintaining focus on patient’s condition
  • Following up with patient phone calls following discharge

The registered nurse will provide clinical expertise by:

  • Sharing knowledge with other staff and students as appropriate
  • Assisting with the orientation and education of staff and students
  • Demonstrating ability to use critical thinking skills by assessing situation and adapting to changes
  • Cross-training to other patient care areas
  • Demonstrating clinical expertise and contributes to the advancement of professional perioperative nursing practices by communicating current research and trends related to a specialty
  • Expanding clinical expertise through appropriate education

Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education. Requires current, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse. Interpersonal Skills. Builds relationships and respects others. Is able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing. Requires adaptability with regular interpersonal contact. Decision-Making Ability. Work defined by established practice. Plans and carries out work under general management direction. Unusual situations are reviewed with a manager. Analytical Ability. Apply basic clinical principles to routine and moderately complex problems. Concentrates and pays close attention to detail. Required Physical Effort. Exerts 20-50 lbs of force occasionally and/or 10-25 lbs of force frequently. Risks and Undesirable Workplace Conditions. May be exposed to body fluids, punctures and falls. Job requires protective equipment. Must use universal precautions. Pleasant, well illuminated area. Special Knowledge Required. Requires BCLS at time of hire, and ACLS within one year.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Commensurate with experience

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Miranda Foran

Austin, TX, United States

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