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Registered Nurse PACU FT Days

Req #: 17008813
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: FH North Pinellas

Description
Work Hours/Shift

Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a full-service, 168-bed facility dedicated to helping our neighbors in beautiful Tarpon Springs and beyond. As a regional medical center, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services, testing and education opportunities for our community. We’ve been focused on meeting the needs of North Pinellas residents for nearly 90 years, and Florida Hospital has built its reputation for compassionate, patient-centered care for more than a century.
 
Important Note: Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a Smoke/Tobacco Free Campus.

Tobacco use is defined as the use of any tobacco product including the use of temporary aids to stop smoking such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum or other similar products.

Applicants being considered for employment at Florida Hospital North Pinellas will be tested for nicotine use as part of their regular pre-employment screening. Those who are identified as tobacco users will be ineligible for employment, but may reapply in six months
 
Drug Free/Tobacco Free Workplace
EOE
 

You will be responsible for:
  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate patient care needs for the infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Performs initial nursing assessments. Documents findings within identified time frames and activates initial plan of care.
  • Documents patients’ progress in the medical record on a regular basis including assessment and management plans.
  • Safely administers medications to patients according to hospital policy and procedures. Conducts second nurse verifications. Reconciles medication on admission and transfer.
  • Reports actual or potential medication variances as well as other patient safety issues utilizing risk master and communication chain of command.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Documents patients’ progress in the medical record on a regular basis including assessment and management plans.
  • Collaborates with medical staff and/or multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the recognition, research, isolation and resolution of potential patient care problems for assigned patients.
  • Provides effective handoff communication utilizing SBAR at change of shift during transfers and to assistive personnel.
  • Coordinates ongoing patient and family education and discharge planning.
  • Provides for orientation and training of employees to work routines and environment.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in the field to enhance practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of department equipment and supplies required for the care of patients.
  • Knowledgeable of emergency resuscitation measures and properly activates code team response.
  • Complies with department safety policies and procedures. Responsible to help ensure that the safety and well-being of patients, family members, visitors and coworkers are maintained. Follow initiatives for patient safety, including, but not limited to Universal Protocol, Hand Washing and Patient Identification.
  • Accurately transcribes and carries out physician orders. Completes telephone order read-backs.
  • Participates in unit specific and multidisciplinary Performance Improvement activities at the Hospital/Unit-based level.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications
What will you need:
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in critical care
  • ADN, Diploma and/or BSN
  • Current Basic Life Support-Certification
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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