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Float Pool PreOp/PACU Nurse PRN

HCA Healthcare
Overland Park, KS 66204




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 team! 

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A few of the benefits we provide you:

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Full Medical, Dental, Life, Disability and Vision Insurance

  • 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure)

  • New Extended Family Leave and PTO

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employee Discount Program 


Contributes to the company’s mission andvision by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating thenursing care rendered preoperative and postoperative until patient is dismissedfrom the facility. Nursing care meets the standards of the profession, thepolicies and procedures of the Center, and is appropriate to the Center’spatient population to identify patient and family needs.


The Float PoolRegistered Nurse will rotate to other Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, and willperform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. TheFloat Pool Registered Nurse performs delegated duties consistent with his/herscope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of caredelivery.


  • Demonstrates necessary practical, technical orspecialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the peri-operativenurse in accordance with patient care and regulatory standards of practice.
  • Pre-op
    • Prepares patient care area adequately before caseand ensures availability of necessary equipment and supplies.
    • Greets patient and family in a timely manner andkeeps them informed of any delays/changes. 
    • Verifies two patient identifiers utilizing thearmband prior to any interventions. 
    • Conducts complete patient assessment andevaluation of each patient prior to surgery or treatment, which includes reviewof patient history and diagnostic tests, physical, and psychologicalassessment. 
    • Assess patient’s understanding of procedure andchecks surgical consent for accuracy and completeness. Obtains and witnessespatient’s signature if needed. 
    • Consistently reviews charts for completeness, inaccordance with clinical protocols, prior to surgery (i.e. consents, H/P,diagnostic studies, assessments, home medications list, etc.) o Ensuresthat H/P is a complete full examination of all body systems and dated within30 days prior to procedure. 
      • Ensures that H/P, orders for theprocedure, and consent form are consistent prior to placing in medicalchart. 
    • Verifies surgical site verbally with patient perpolicy.
    • Participates in the anesthesia time-out processif performed in the pre-op area prior to administration of pre-operative blocksor prior to the induction of anesthesia. 
    • Initiates intravenous therapy as prescribed,utilizing aseptic technique utilizing appropriate IV start kit, catheter andfluid. Ensures that medication is labeled appropriately. 
    • Receives and acknowledges preoperativephysician’s orders and implements accordingly. Utilizing appropriatedocumentation for verbal/telephone orders. 
    • Administers pre-operative medications asprescribed and utilizes safety medication practices (i.e. aseptic preparation,labeling medications, identifying high alert and independent check medications,7 medication rights, narcotic waste, etc.). Monitors patient until transferredto OR
    • Monitors patient if IV sedation given in pre-opsetting to assure patient maintains airway and vital signs are stable.Administers oxygen and provides continuous monitoring and support asneeded. 
    • Demonstrates knowledge/understanding of painblocks and is readily available to assist anesthesia as needed. 
  • Post-op
    • Prepares patient care area adequately andensures availability of necessary equipment and supplies.
    • Demonstrates proper airway management techniques(oral airway, extubation, pulse oximetry monitoring, O2 administration,etc.) 
    • Understand principals of hemodynamic monitoringand monitors patient according to policy (vital signs, temperature, cardiac, etc.). 
    • Recognizes signs and symptoms of patient’scondition that indicate potential post procedure or anesthesia relatedcomplications and report to anesthesiologist immediately. 
    • Monitors and maintains proper intravenous intakeand output.
    • Exhibits proper technique for insertion,maintenance, and removal of IV catheters and saline locks.
    • Performs head to toe assessment of patient andevaluates patient utilizing approved scoring system upon admission and asindicated by policy.
    • Documents patient assessment uponadmission.  
    • Checks dressings and/or operative site andreports abnormalities to the surgeon. 
    • Provides a safe and comforting environment forpatient and family while restraining patient for safety reasons, as needed andin accordance with facility policy. 
    • Prepares and administers medications inaccordance with current practice (i.e. antibiotics, narcotics,preparing/labeling medications, identifying high alert medications, utilizing 7patient rights for medication administration and appropriate handling ofnarcotic waste).
    • Demonstrates thorough understanding ofmedications utilized intra and poster operatively and recognizes the need foruse of reversal drugs, when necessary. 
    • Recognizes emergency situations and respondseffectively in a calm and controlled manner.
    • Assures that patient meets all dischargecriteria.
      • Patient is evaluated by a physician/anesthesiaprovider prior to discharge. 
      • Written discharge order is received from theattending physician prior to patient discharge. 
      • Patient is discharged home with a responsibleadult, unless otherwise approved by physician.
    • Confirms that patient and family receives andverbalizes understanding of written discharge instructions. 
    • Documents all appropriate patient information inaccordance with charting guidelines. 
    • Conducts patient post procedure calls. Documentsand reports to patient’s physician any abnormalities communicated bypatient/family member during the follow up call. 
    • Takes responsibility for careful and accuratehandling and/or logging of narcotics.
    • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in movingpatients and stretchers to prevent injury to patient and self. 
    • Complies with principles of hand hygiene,aseptic and sterile technique.  
    • Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenanceand cleanliness of instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary environmentfor the provision of patient care.
    • Appropriately handles the disposal ofbiohazardous materials.
    • Restocks area daily, using appropriate parlevels and daily stock sheets.
    • Spends appropriate time and energy on tasks andassignments based on the policies that are supportive of the Center’s goals andobjectives.
    • Functions independently according to jobresponsibilities and within scope of practice utilizing current standards ofcare.
    • Takes personal initiative to maintain current RNlicensure, BCLS, ACLS, and PALS (if indicated) and other professionalcertifications current as defined by job role.
    • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoidswasteful practices.
    • Attends all mandatory in-services, staffmeetings and participates in emergency drills.
    • Participates in the orientation of newemployees.
    • Completes annual competency and other requirededucation as assigned.
    • Maintains confidentiality and security ofrecords and patient information at all times.
    • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct”philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.
  • While thisis intended to be an accurate reflection of the current Position, it is notnecessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties,requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Managementreserves the right to revise the Position or require that other or differenttasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes inpersonnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).


Age Specific Care:

  • The patient care requirements may include thoseof pediatric, child and adolescent when such patient populations are served, aswell as adult and geriatric.



  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.


  • Minimum 2 years experience in a PACU or ICU setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center.
  • Additional specialty experience may be required as per facility practices(i.e. Pediatric, GI, etc)


  • Active RN license as required by state of employment or appropriate compact licensure.
  • Valid BCLS, ACLS & PALS Certifications required upon employment (Must be through American Heart Association, online certification not acceptable). 


“We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.”



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For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.



Posted: 2019-12-03 Expires: 2020-01-02

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