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Post Anesthesia Care Unit
 
Prior post-anesthesia or critical care experience preferred, BLS and ACLS required, PALS certification within one year of hire required. 
 
Position Summary:
 
Provides professional nursing care to patients within an assigned unit. Assesses, plans, organizes, provides, and evaluates nursing care utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking. Makes nursing judgments and decisions and assumes responsibility for nursing care and documentation.
 
Responsibilities:
 
1. Identifies patient health-related problems and risk states and develops
    nursing care plans accordingly. Assists other nurses in assessment,
    diagnosis, care planning, and evaluation of outcomes.
2. Provides individualized nursing care, recognizes and takes appropriate action
    for significant changes in patient conditions.
3. Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care and makes necessary modifications
    to assist with optimal patient outcomes.
4. Establishes relevant, evidence-based and safe nursing interventions and
    priorities when providing nursing care, including administering of medications.
5. Collaborates effectively with patient, patient's significant others, and members
    of the health care team to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Acts as a
    resource to peers, student nurses, medical students, house officers, and
    other health care providers.
6. Communicates patient status through verbal, electronic, and written means
    with other health care providers, and takes appropriate action for patient well-
    being.
7. Observes patient to recognize nursing needs. Implements care/interventions
    directly when needed (physical, social or emotional) or indirectly by
    collaboration with other nursing team members, physicians or members of
    other health care disciplines.
8. Collaborates with colleagues to ensure patient and family involvement with
    discharge planning and the achievement of identified needs through teaching
    or referrals. Assumes responsibility for ensuring an integrated discharge
    planning process.
9. Identifies and offers solutions to patient care delivery issues through quality
    improvement, continuing education, research, and peer review activities.
10. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
·  Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program
·  Eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam
·  Eligible for NH nursing license
·  For newly graduated/ licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in
   Nursing (BSN) is required
·  Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with 5 years' experience *
·  Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with a non-nursing Bachelor's
   Degree *
·  Internal and Affiliate Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses *
·  Affiliate Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with 2 years' experience *
 
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
ü  Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required.
ü  Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.   
* All Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses must commit to completing a BSN or higher nursing degree within 10 years of their hire date. 

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