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University of Miami Registered Nurse 2 - Pre/PACU - Lennar in Coral Gables, Florida

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Location: Lennar

Assesses assigned patients and evaluates plans to include documentation of nursing care. Reports symptoms and changes in patients’ condition and vital signs. Modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses, conditions and physician orders. Reviews, evaluates and reports diagnostic tests to assess patient’s condition. Consults with physicians and other healthcare professionals related to assigned patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans. Prepares patients for, and assists with examinations, procedures and treatments. Considers patient age and culture during patient treatments and provides any needed information regarding treatment plan. Nurtures a compassionate environment by providing psychological support. Performs appropriate patient tests and safely administers medications within the scope of practice. Administers and maintains accurate records related to medications and treatments as per regulatory bodies, policies, procedures and physician orders. Communicates plan of care in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members, ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines (i.e. HIPAA). Uses best practices for transition of patient care. Uses available resources to assist in discharge planning. Plans, prioritizes, and adjusts assignments to accomplish goals and render superior patient care; seeks assistance when needed. Adapts to changing work demands and environment. Safely operates medical equipment. Serves as a preceptor and assists new staff in the provision of care in order to help them acclimate to the healthcare environment, and a direct patient care role. Provides concise and constructive feedback when needed. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor of Science in nursing required

Certification and Licensing:

Registered Nurse License; Basic Life Support Certification (BLS); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


Minimum 2 years of nursing experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures

  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures (i.e. sanitation, decontamination etc.)

  • Excellent patient experience skills

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

Department Specific Functions

Meets requirements of Pre/PACU Nurse

Performs all responsibilities/duties required by the Recovery department/patient care services as specific to

the scope of service, to ensure that the unique nature of the patient is addressed.

Demonstrates the ability to titrate intravenous medications according to the patient’s hemodynamic status. Initiates IV therapy for both OR/IR/GI Areas. Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient with continuous cardiac monitoring including rhythm identification, interpretation and follow through with appropriate intervention. Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic agents, techniques and actions. Demonstrates the ability to care for the population served: post-op patient Demonstrates the ability to perform rapid assessment differentiating between short-and long-term needs. Verification of the operative procedure, operative site, surgeon and consents. Assesses psychological status, including level of understanding, perception of surgery/procedure, and anxiety level. Verification of patient allergies, NPO status, and whether or not patient has voided. Checks the current history and physical, laboratory results, the execution of Perioperative orders, and results of ordered diagnostic tests. Communicates relevant findings to Physician/Anesthesiology/CRNA/PA Assists and expedites the transfer of patients to and from the Recovery to In-Patient and or other facility Assists with emergency situations, such as rapid response and Code. Functions in the assessment and care of both pre/post post procedure monitoring. Communicates to accepting staff via Hands-Off Communication. Ensures patients’ privacy, comfort level and complaints are responded to immediately. Assists with pre-procedure calls to patients, as well as post-procedure calls (PCM). Engages and is committed to UHEALTH Service Pillars, AIDET and telephone etiquette. Follows UHEALTH Standards of Behavior.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):

  • CCRN or CPAN preferred

  • 1-2 years recent Recovery, ICU, ER, or Telemetry nursing experience preferred

  • Strong interpersonal communication/customer service skills

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS required

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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