Specialists Hospital Shreveport, LLC

RN Pain Management

Location

Shreveport, LA

Type

Full Time

Position Summary:
The RN is responsible for the provision of skilled nursing care of the patient in the pain management department. This position is a day position, working Monday - Friday; including seven Holidays off.                   
                   
Job Responsibilities:
  • Assessment: The PAIN RN is required to collect, interpret, record and communicate pertinent data that is relevant to the patient’s care in the PAIN unit.  Data is concurrently assessed for optimum patient care and planned discharge of the patient. 
  • Implementation: The PAIN RN provides direct care to patients, meeting their physiological needs:
o   Identifies priorities and executes nursing care accordingly.
o   Provides emotional support and comfort measures.
o   Gives information or explanation to patients and their families as warranted.
o   Ensures and respects the patient’s rights, privacy and dignity.
o   Applies and monitors the principles of aseptic technique throughout the postoperative phase.
o   Maintains the intravenous infusion, may start new IVs as needed, discontinues IVs before discharge, records and delivers amount of solutions as ordered.
o   Administers medications and oxygen as needed, documents all administration
o   Recognizes symptoms of cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, and/or other impending crisis; initiates emergency response.
o   Considers “Universal Precautions” in the delivery of patient care.
o   Coordinates the activities of other health care professionals and ancillary staff in assisting the patient for discharge.
o   Instructs the patient in self-care and in home treatment of postoperative symptoms.
o   Documents all postoperative care.
o   Accurately and promptly documents unusual occurrences noted during the postoperative phase of recovery.
o   Surveys patient record and recovery record for CQI as needed.
o   Assists in properly caring for and disinfecting equipment and furniture in the recovery areas.
o   Reports equipment malfunction and documents return to service of equipment.
o   Participates in the evaluation and in-servicing of new supplies and equipment.
  • Evaluation
o   The PAIN RN continuously evaluates the patient’s response to nursing interventions and modifies the nursing care plan to achieve the desired outcome.
o   Collaborates with other disciplines to revise the patient care plan according to the changing needs of the patient.
o   Professional Characteristics and Evaluation
 
Qualifications:
  • Current state RN licensure.
  • Current BLS, ACLS certification is required.
  • CAPA or CPAN certification is preferred.
  • BSN or Associate Degree in nursing with a minimum of five (5) years clinical experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years peri-anesthesia experience.
 
Physical Requirements:
  • Hepatitis immunization (Will be provided at no cost to the employee) or documented refusal to be vaccinated.
  • Evidence of negative Mantoux or chest x-ray (will be provided at no cost to the employee).
  • Able to maintain extensive standing, and moderate sitting
  • Physically able to perform CPR.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs

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