Pain Management Nurse
Location: Lees Summit
Posted on: April 8, 2019
HCA has been recognized as a World's Most Admired Company in the
Health Care Medical Facilities Industry by Fortune Magazine. The
Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA operates and jointly owns with
physicians 130+ surgery centers across the United States. Our cases
are performed Monday-Friday which means NO nights, NO weekends, or
On-call will be required. The size of our surgery centers naturally
creates a culture where everyone knows one another with a shared
focus on providing the best possible experience for those that we
serve. We are currently in search of additional members to join our
We value you and your future. We provide multiple health insurance
plan options, tuition reimbursement, and many more programs to
cover a wide variety of today's life and family needs. In addition
to your salary and health insurance benefits, HCA provides a
matching 401k as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
Members of HCA receive consumer discounts on cell phones, hotels,
rental cars, and many others. Interviews are being set immediately,
you are encouraged to apply today!
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Contributes to the company's mission and
vision by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and
evaluating the nursing care rendered postoperative until patient is
dismissed from the facility. Nursing care meets the standards of
the profession, the policies and procedures of the Center, and is
appropriate to the Center's patient population to identify patient
and family needs.
OPERATIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized
knowledge and skills required for the role of the pain management
nurse related to pre and post procedure patient care and regulatory
standards of practice.
- Prepares patient care area adequately and ensures availability of
necessary pain management equipment and supplies.
- Greets patient and family in a timely manner and keeps them
informed of any delays/changes.
- Assesses patient's level of fear/anxiety and provides comfort and
support for patient and family.
- Checks patient's armband and uses two patient identifiers to
verify patient prior to all interventions and medications.
- Receives preoperative physician's orders and implements
- Conducts complete patient assessment and evaluation of each
patient prior to procedure, which includes history (i.e. list of
current medications and relevant history), physical (vital signs,
review of systems) and psychological assessment.
- Leads the team in the time out process to make sure all necessary
information is communicated with the entire patient care team prior
to beginning the procedure and during the de-briefing session after
- Demonstrates safe medication practices in reviewing,
transcribing, and administering medications (i.e. orders, preparing
and labeling medications, 7 medication rights, documentation,
appropriate wasting of narcotics, etc.).
- Uses aseptic and sterile technique as indicated by intervention
(i.e. IV start, during procedure hand washing).
- Reports test abnormalities and any other pertinent information to
surgeon, anesthesiologist, operating room staff, and other
pre-operative area staff as necessary.
- Maintains patient privacy, comfort, and safety in the holding
area i.e. bed rails up, brakes on stretchers, etc.
- Demonstrates knowledge and management of patient during pain
management procedures including recognizing and being readily
available to address the unexpected. Notifies physician immediately
of an untoward change in condition.
- Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a
calm and controlled manner.
- Provides a safe and comforting environment for patient and family
while restraining patient for safety reasons, as needed and in
accordance with policy.
- Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current
practice (i.e. pre-op antibiotics, preparing/labeling medications
on/off field, identifying high alert medications, narcotic
- Demonstrates understanding of usual pain management drugs and
recognizes need for reversal drugs.
- Assures that patient meets all discharge criteria and ensures
that patient and family receives and understands written discharge
- Documents all appropriate patient information in accordance with
- Relays appropriate hand off communication to appropriate nursing
personnel if indicated to ensure continuity of care.
- Conducts patient follow up calls.
- Takes responsibility for careful and accurate handling and/or
logging of narcotics, and bio-hazardous materials.
- Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients and
stretchers to prevent injury to patient and self.
- Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance and cleanliness of
instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary environment for the
provision of patient care.
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