Overview

SurgCenter of Palm Beach Gardens is a multi-specialty surgery center in Palm Beach County that performs a broad range of outpatient surgical procedures We are an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International and our mission is it to treat each patient and every family as if they were our own. Each patient, each family, each and every time. If you share our mission, please reach out to discuss joining our team

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director, the PACU nurse is responsible for implementing all physician orders, providing for the continuity and quality of nursing care for all patients, with continual evaluation of the patients” condition, providing patient safety, comfort, and privacy at all time. At times, assist the physicians in the procedure rooms with various tasks, conscious sedation and utilizing sterile technique as deemed appropriate.

Responsible for providing total comprehensive patient care to patients emerging from general anesthesia and/or sedation.
Responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient and family in preparation for discharge.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Interdependent Partnering

  • Good communication and human relations skills.

Mastering Complexity

  • Ability to organize and follow through on own initiative.
  • Ability to master new skills.

Technical/Functional

  • Thorough knowledge of all phases of perioperative process including knowledge of surgical procedures and anesthesia implications.
  • Current nursing assessment and patient care skills.
  • Telemetry experience necessary

4.Experience

  • Critical Care or PACU experience preferred.

5. Work environment

  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Physical demands (i.e. works on a computer, use of telephone, lifts up to 50 lbs.)
  • Works on computer, uses telephone.
  • Intermittent physical mobility/activity including walking, standing, sitting. Light lifting, pulling and pushing of carts, equipment, ect. Must be able to bend body downward at the waist, be able to kneel.

The above statements reflect the general outline considered necessary to describe the principle functions of this job. It shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements of the position.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Currently licensed in the state of Florida
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in PACU or ICU Preferred.

Medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical & Intensive Care
  • Perioperative Care
  • Surgery
  • Telemetry

Physical setting:

  • Outpatient
  • PACU

Experience:

  • PACU or ICU: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
  • Currently licensed in the state of Florida (Preferred)
  • ACLS (Preferred)
  • PALS (Preferred)

Work Location: One location