UofL Health

Registered Nurse, PACU/PreOp, UofL Health Shelbyville Hospital, Full Time, Days

Job Locations US-KY-Shelbyville
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Regular Full-Time


The Clinical Nurse is a competent registered nurse in this institution and will deliver nursing care to patients of varying age groups by utilizing the nursing process and nursing practice standards. The Clinical Nurses use Nursing Practice Competencies to intervene to achieve safe, optimal patient and family centered care health outcomes; Leadership Competencies to coordinate patient care and communicate with the Care Team; Professional Profile Competencies to develop professionally as a life-long learner, and Practice Outcomes Competencies to evaluate care based on evidence, the ULH quality model, and patient safety goals.

The Clinical Nurse demonstrates competency caring for complex patients and participates on the Care Team to improve the quality of care in the clinical area.



Duties:• Assess patients prior to surgery• Ensure that operative and informed consents are signed and in order• Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for surgical procedure• Initiate IVs and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure• Assess patients’ post-operative condition• Monitor vital signs• Log all findings in patient files• Answer patient questions and ensure they are kept comfortable• Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the physician• Perform intervention duties in cases of post-operative emergencies



Experienced BSN and ADN candidates: KY RN license required. Current AHA certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). Specific clinical areas may require additional experience or certificates such as ACLS, PALS or others as identified.

BSN new graduates: KY RN provisional license and/or KY RN license required. Current AHA certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). All new BSN graduates will participate in the Nurse Residency program and successfully complete all activities as required.



BSN preferred. A minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program is preferred. 



Candidates with a BSN: minimum one year of hospital patient care experience preferred. Will consider BSN new graduates depending on unit specific needs



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