Theatre Recovery Nurse
Theatre Recovery Nurse (Applicants must be EU Nationals)
Reports to: Operating Theatre Manager
One of our clients, is looking for a Theatre Recovery Nurse who will be the primary patient advocate following surgery. The recovery room nurse monitors patients when they are still under the effects of anaesthesia.
- Providing constant care to patients immediately following surgery. This may be a time frame anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, until the patient is stable enough either to be transported to his hospital room or discharged from the facility.
- Connecting the patient to devices such as cardiac monitoring equipment, and to intravenous therapy for fluids and pain medication.
- Monitoring patients’ vital signs, such as Blood pressure, pulse, RR, temperature; administration of oxygen suctioning.
- Monitoring patients for bleeding, pain management to assess patients’ comfort level.
- Observing patients to assess their comfort level, asking patients about their level of pain, and administering pain medications that have been prescribed.
- Administration of intravenous, IM, subcutaneous, PCA and epidural therapy.
- Transferring verbal and written information about the patient to the ward nurse responsible for the patient.
- Maintaining and providing necessary documentation, as appropriate.
- Rapidly reacting to signs of negative physical changes, calling for assistance and beginning cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary. Acting in a clear headed and knowledgeable way during an emergency.
- Must communicate effectively with patients of different ages and backgrounds.
- Possess excellent observation skills, be able to think critically, and be able to make quick and effective decisions.
- Must be registered with the Malta Council for Nurses and Midwives.
- Must be in possession of valid ILS certification.
IMMEDIATE PLACEMENTS for candidates with fluent English, meeting all the above requirements.