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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 11/29/2016
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, MO
Full Time 60-80
Day and Evening shifts
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SAME DAY SURGERY (SDS) The Children's Mercy Same Day Surgery department is where patients are admitted pre-operatively to prepare for their surgical procedure. No general anesthetics are utilized and no surgical procedures are performed in Same Day Surgery. Each child receives a physical assessment, including vital signs, and pre-operative teaching is completed. Before being transported to the operating room, all patients and families visit with an anesthesia provider and surgical staff to ensure all questions have been answered.
POST-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU) (PHASE I RECOVERY) The Children's Mercy Post-Anesthesia Care Unit is for patients who have had surgical procedures, usually under general anesthesia. The PACU Nursing Staff monitors vital signs, respiratory status, level of consciousness, pain, nausea/vomiting, and surgical site post-operatively. We work closely with Anesthesia and the Surgeon for pain and comfort management. We aim to resolve all patient care needs during every phase of post-anesthesia care. Once a patient has met standard criterion, they transfer to Phase II and are dismissed the same day or transfer to an inpatient unit for further observation.
Registered nurses provide illness management and health promotion for patients and families who require hospital care. Registered staff nurses utilize the nursing process and knowledge of scientific principles to provide safe, high quality, comprehensive, and age appropriate nursing care for their assigned patients. Registered staff nurses provide patient and family education and advocate for their needs. Registered nurses coordinate patient care with nonprofessional personnel as necessary.
* Associates Degree or equivalent
* Direct care nurses without a BSN hired on or after September 1, 2013 are required to enroll in an academic program promptly in order to complete their BSN degree requirements within 5 years of their hire date
* Staff Nurse II's must submit an ADVANCE portfolio by December 31st annually to maintain their status
* Bachelors degree (BSN) preferred
* 1-2 years experience
* Current professional license in MO and KS
* BLS and PEARS or PALS certification
* Specialty Nursing certification encouraged for all eligible nurses (preferred)
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