Post-Operative Recovery Nurse
May 2013 — Present
Anesthetic and Post-Operative recovery Nurse for Rebalance Retreat. Providing the highest level of recovery for patients having undergone elective cosmetic procedures. Patients are received 1hr post-op, after being cleared by surgeon. Patients admitted have undergone up to 10 operations. Extensive experience the full spectrum of recovery process is imperative. Understanding of Anesthetic effects on body systems and Superb assessment skills utilized, providing prompt recognition of emergent situations/abnormalities. Experienced and comfortable implementing emergency interventions to ensure patient safety.
Highly experienced in wound care (including extensive/severe wounds), Jackson Pratt and other drainage systems, Wound Vac therapy, Subcutaneous pain pumps, Foley Catheters, Sequential Compression devices, and stable/suture removal.
Requirements during shift include, but not limited to: intake assessment and admission protocol, Taking and recording vital signs periodically, SQ and IM injections, Medication administration, implementation and following of auxiliary therapies per Surgeon's instructions, maintaining communication and good relationship with surgeon/ surgical staff, detail oriented documentation, organizational and management skills, exceptional bedside manner and development of rapport with patient, assistance with repositioning/ambulating, provision of comfort measures, ice therapy, massage therapy, hydration/nutrition schedule. Transportation to and from appointments with Surgeon, assistance provided to surgeon as needed. Patient teaching provided to patient (and if desired) family members. Ardent patient advocacy demonstrated. Rebalance Nurses are expected to work independently, efficiently, and safely.