Nurse Clinical/UKHC

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
Registered Nurses in the PACU at Chandler Hospital provide preoperative and post anesthesia care to pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. The PACU focuses on providing safe and efficient post-surgical care and treats patients in a variety of specialty areas including: Ophthalmology; Sports Medicine and Orthopedics’; Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat); Oral and Maxillofacial; Pain Management; CT-Vascular, OB- GYN, Neurosurgical, Trauma, Dental; as well as Plastic, Pediatric and General Surgery and any other surgical services.

The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.

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