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Registered Nurse - Pre-operative / PACU

Location: Geneva, Illinois in ASC

Status: Part time (30-35 hrs per wk)

Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, days and hours vary, includes evenings (no weekends or holidays)


Responsible for direct patient care in the pre-operative and post-operative period, including assessment of the patient’s medical condition, allergies, pain level and emotional state. Also responsible to provide detailed documentation of the pre-operative and post-operative education to the patient and accompanying responsible adult.

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for providing safe, therapeutic and efficient patient care.
  • Develop and implement an individualized plan of care based on assessment of the patient condition, diagnosis and expected outcome. Responsible for documenting all care accurately and thoroughly.
  • Assess patient condition upon arrival including biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, functional and family needs specific to the patient.
  • Assess patient and responsible adult learning needs. Develop a teaching plan and provide education per plan. Document needs, education provided, and outcome of education accurately and thoroughly.
  • Assist with the anesthesia process by collecting supplies for block, preparing medication for the regional block, administering sedatives prior to and/or during the block and monitoring and assessing the patient before, during and after the administration of anesthesia.
  • Evaluate patient post-operative response to anesthesia and surgery and notify proper personnel of any significant changes in the patient condition.
  • Administer prescribed medications according to physician orders. Responsible for understanding and interpreting medication dosages, contraindications and side effects.
  • Identify and respond to urgent situations ensuring emergency equipment and supplies are available and replenished if needed.
  • Monitor and evaluate a patient's at-home recovery via telephone and document all information accurately and thoroughly.

Education & Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program with current Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Two (2) plus years of pre-operative, PACU, ER and/or ICU nursing work experience.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) obtained within six (6) months of hire date.

Please complete an application, and email to:
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