HCA, Hospital Corporation of America PACU Nurse - Orthopedics - PRN in Nashville, Tennessee

_TriStar Centennial Medical Center__–__Nashville, TN_ _Registered Nurse (RN) – Joint PACU _ _ _ _PRN_

Our 657 bed hospital is both nationally and locally recognized, including being named as one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals in the areas of cardiology, stroke, orthopaedics and breast cancer management. As a result of the continued advances in quality care, many improvements in all areas of healthcare have been made and thousands of lives have been significantly impacted. This position will play a key part in continuing our success!

_TriStar Centennial Advanced Joint Replacement Center_ * Convenient "hospital within a hospital" Orthopedic center with patient waiting areas, preoperative, operating rooms and post anesthesia bays all on the same floor * Ten (10) state-of-the-art Orthopedic surgery suites * Twenty (20) bay dedicated Orthopedic PACU! * Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for knee, hip and spine programs * Ortho Nurse Navigator Program * Physical Therapy Room * Pre-Operative Education Classes


_Responsibilities:_ * Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions * Maintain accurate detailed reports and records. * Record patients 'medical information and vital signs. * Order, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' condition. * Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions. * Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit. * Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans. * Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity. * Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs. * Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments. * Prepare educate patients on discharge instructions * Demonstrates sound knowledge base in nursing practice and its clinical application to the patient population served in the unit including the operation of equipment and policy and procedure used in the delivery of care in the unit. * Has knowledge of and performs in accordance with ASPAN Standards * Has knowledge of surgical procedures, techniques and consequent nursing interventions. * Able to recognize and respond critical markers and assists in corrective action based upon nursing standards, policies and procedures and protocol. * Demonstrates self-directed learning and participates in continuing education to ensure professional growth. * Demonstrates professionalism in interactions with patients, physicians, nursing staff and other patient care members and co-workers. * Demonstrates flexibility to assist in achieving safe, effective and efficient staffing and scheduling. * Cooperates with other personnel and stakeholders to achieve organizational mission and strategic objectives and maintain positive relations throughout the organization. * Supports the facilities Standards of Performance and ICARE values

_Qualifications:_ * Graduate of an accredited school of nursing * State RN license in good standing * Current BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association * 1 year critical care experience

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: PACU Nurse - Orthopedics - PRN

Location: Tennessee-Nashville-Centennial Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00001-68459