RN - Women's Surgery - Pre Op/ PACU
Women’s surgery has 3 operating rooms. This department is a dedicated female surgical unit for patients requiring surgical intervention in Gynecology, GYN Oncology, Plastics, and Minor General. We have a Si daVinci robotic system to support Gynecology and GYN Oncology. Various types of anesthesia are administered including general, local, epidural, regional, and spinal depending on the procedure being planned and the needs of the patients. Preop and PACU services are supported in this department. Women’s Surgery PACU provides phase one and phase two recovery to the post- operative patients receiving various types of anesthesia. Patients admitted to the PACU are transferred to another nursing unit in the hospital upon meeting discharge criteria according to the Aldrete Scoring System. Our patients range in age from teenager/young adult to geriatric, with the largest volume being adults
Coordinates patient care planning with other disciplines utilizing the principles of the nursing process and critical thinking skills in order to maintain patient safety and well-being. (Some positions might be assigned to critical care areas requiring specialized training.)
EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program. (Some positions may require additional training related to specific skill area, such as EP, which requires instructional programs in intra-cardio echocardiogram and electrophysiology, which includes 30 ablation procedures.)
EXPERIENCE: None required. One year of nursing experience in an acute care setting preferred. (Positions assigned to EP: require two (2) years of EP experience or demonstrated competency in all areas of EP Lab procedures).
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona and Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Some departments such as OR, Ambulatory Surgery, Pediatrics/PICU, PACU, and GI Lab will require advanced life support certification (ACLS and PALS). (Additional certification may be required for some specialties, such as EP certification from International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners for Special Competency in Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Associated Professional or equivalent certification.) For Hospice, Mental Health, & Pediatrics areas, valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card within 6 months of hire and for Mental Health only Crisis Prevention Instruction (CPI) required.