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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
RN-3 Periprocedural Prep/Recv
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Parkland | Dallas, TX
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Job Description

Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you'll be part of a team that's providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you'll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients-and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system. Parkland has earned distinction as one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994.


PeriOp Prep/Recovery

Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with established protocols and multidisciplinary plan of care utilizing independent, dependent, and interdependent interventions to restore stability, prevent complications, and achieve and maintain optimal patient responses for all patients through patient centered/patient valued care.



* Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.


* Must have one year (prefer three years) of Post Anesthesia Care Unit experience. Other settings considered such as ICU experience
* Must demonstrate proficiency and expertise in all levels of care of the patient in Phase I recovery.


* Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing of valid Compact RN license.
* Must have current health care provider CPR (CPR-HP) course completion card from one of the following:

o American Heart Association

o American Red Cross Rescuer

o Military Training Network.

* Must have current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
* Must have and maintain an American Society of Peri Anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) certification of Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) within two years of hire.

Required Tests for Placement:

* Applicants must pass (85% or above) Dosage Calculation Exam prior to hospital orientation. Current Parkland employees requesting reassignment to role must have current Dosage Calculation Exam on file.

Skills or Special Abilities:

* Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.

Exercises independent judgment in providing nursing care.

* Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and possess good oral and written communication skills.
* Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and hospital staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide direction to non-nursing staff, serve as a preceptor, and -serve on rotation as a Charge Nurse.

* Must be able to prepare and conduct in-service educational programs.
* Must be able to demonstrate clinical proficiency in pre and post procedure care, and in post anesthesia care.

As applicable, will be required to demonstrate acceptable knowledge of nursing standard of care for specialty unique critical care area.

* Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

Integrates national nursing organization resources/standards of practice in decision making and when designing projects, in-service educational programs, and performance improvement projects.

* Must be available to work on-call rotation/schedule.
* Must practice cost containment, monitor and adjust resource utilization, and exhibit professional and personal accountability.
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Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

About Parkland

Parkland Medical Center is a regional acute care hospital located in Derry, New Hampshire serving the populations of Derry, East Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Salem, Chester, Atkinson and Hampstead. Established in 1983, the hospital has become a leader in providing high quality healthcare services to its patients. The Hospital enjoys an impressive array of technology and services for a community hospital its size, eliminating the need for travel to Boston, MA or other larger metropolitan areas. Diagnostic capabilities and services in many instances rival those found in larger tertiary facilities. Twice Parkland has been the recipient of Solucient's "Top 100 Hospital Benchmarks for Success" Award, a distinction given to hospitals demonstrating superior performance across quality, operational and financial indicators. Patient safety has also earned the hospital national recognition from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices and patient satisfaction scores in recent years have been amongst the highest of all hospitals surveyed by Gallup across the nation. Hospital expansion plans in 2006 include multiple facility and service enhancements, a new ambulatory surgery center, a new Endoscopy Center, the implementation of new technologies such as PACS and ePOM, and further market development in key geographic areas. Through continued investment in technology, ongoing professional education for allied health professionals and a host of hospital services and programs, Parkland is able to demonstrate its relentless pursuit of clinical excellence and the highest standards of quality care. Parkland Medical Center's vision is to be a world-class community hospital, providing progressive, state-of-the art medical care while nurturing the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and providing a place where the best people want to work. If you have questions or comments about our Website click here and e-mail us.