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Registered Nurse Pre-Op/PACU

Company: Townsen Memorial Hospital
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Townsen Memorial Hospital is an accredited network of facilities with an emphasis on emergency care, outpatient surgery, and diagnostics and imaging. Our core mission is to provide compassionate, evidence-based patient care to those we serve. At Townsen Memorial, we encompass diversity, dignity, and inclusiveness as a reflection of our core values. Townsen Memorial is committed to driving cutting edge healthcare to our patients, our communities and each other.

Townsen Memorial Hospital is looking for a full-time Pre-op/PACU Registered Nurse for our surgery center in Houston,TX. The Pre-op/PACU Registered Nurse provides direct patient care, performs comprehensive nursing assessments, and implements physician orders within the perioperative nursing setting.


  • Ensures the pre-operative, post-operative, observation/inpatient area has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times. Give instructions to patients as instructed by physician or physician assistant
  • Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
  • Admits the patient to the unit and prepares him/her for the scheduled procedure
  • Makes initial assessment and determines the nursing needs of the patient, communicates additional discharge needs when applicable (transportation, durable medical equipment)
  • Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
  • Identifies patient's physical and mental status
  • Monitors the patient's medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
  • Assures surgical consent, pre-operative test results and History and Physical are in the medical record prior to proposed procedure
  • Conducting pre-op and post-op calls to patients KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Knowledge of computer and relevant software applications
    • Strong attention to detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
    • Ability to adequately diagnose, plan and implement nursing interventions and evaluate patient condition
    • Compliance with facility policies and procedures
    • Compliance with continuing and mandatory education programs
    • Practices nursing within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act of Texas and accepts responsibility and accountability for own actions EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • College degree required; minimum of an Associate's Degree with a Bachelor's Degree preferred
      • Minimum 2 years recent experience in a peri-operative environment
      • Registered Nurse in the State of Texas; License must remain active and unencumbered while employed
      • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS BENEFITS:
        • 3 Medical Plans
        • 2 Dental Plans
        • 2 Vision Plans
        • Employee Assistant Program
        • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
        • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Plan
        • 401(k) with a 2-year vesting
        • PTO + Holidays WORK WEEK SCHEDULE:
          • Monday- Friday
          • 8-hour dayshift, one Saturday a month
            Please visit our website for more information:

            Compensation to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

Keywords: Townsen Memorial Hospital, Houston , Registered Nurse Pre-Op/PACU, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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