This position requires the fullunderstanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of SaddlebackMedical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behaviorconsistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices,Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center'sstrategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patientsafety activities.
Utilizingthe nursing process and clinical nursing practice standards, the RN isresponsible for directing, delivering, and coordinating nursing care for the perianesthesiapatient in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Post AnesthesiaCare Unit (PACU). Responsibilitiesinclude directing unlicensed employee activity, synthesizing patientinformation, assessment of patients, planning of care /interventions, teachingpatients/family, implementation of treatment plan/MD orders, and evaluation ofcare rendered. The RN must effectively communicate and document data relevantto the care of the patient. The RN utilizes knowledge of patient age, culturaldiversity, and psychosocial and/or spiritual needs into the patient's plan ofcare. The RN contributes to the promotion of quality nursing care throughperformance improvement processes that demonstrates positive outcome in patientcare. In addition, the RN collaborates with other professional disciplines toensure safe and effective patient care delivery and the achievement of desiredpatient outcome. The RN must participate in the call rotation.