MD EyeCare Services Corporate

Perioperative RN for PACU at Ophthalmic OP Surgery Center

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Mirage
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/8/2021 2:06 AM)
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Milauskas Eye Surgery Center of the Desert
Regular Full-Time


Milauskas Eye Institute

The Preoperative/Postoperative Nurse is assigned to tasks such as patient admission & assessment, establishing intravenous access, assisting anesthesia provider with block administration, postoperative recovery of patients, & patient/family discharge teaching.


  • Basic understanding of preoperative/postoperative equipment & policies related to: Patient care monitor, patient gurney, glucometer, pregnancy testing devices, medical gases, AED, & defibrillator.
  • Maintenance of electronic medical record. Recognition of the need for narrative recording of unusual perioperative events, such as cancellation of procedure by anesthesia provider or medical emergencies.
  • Ability to provide accurate preoperative instructions to patients. Ability to provide customized discharge education and follow-up phone call to patients.
  • Ability to utilize general nursing foundation to formulate a patient specific plan related to pre-existing conditions, act as the patient’s advocate, and relay information (report) to others during patient “hand off.”
  • Ability to apply Perioperative & Ophthalmic Nursing Principles to the care of the patient, especially as they relate to perioperative policies/instructions; and postoperative care of vision impaired, sedated patients who have received ophthalmic anesthetic blocks.
  • Administer medications safely, adhering to Safe Injection Practices and their implications. Awareness of the impact of patient allergies on eye drop orders.  Adherence to Controlled Substance Policies & Procedures.  Participate in Medication Outdate Checks.
  • Participate in Supply Inventory Maintenance.
  • Adherence to Infection Control Policies & Procedures.
  • Familiarity with Medical Emergency Preparedness Policies & Procedures.



  • Registered Nurse licensed to practice nursing in the state of California
  • Preference will be given to candidates with:
  1. Perioperative Nursing Experience
  2. Other Specialty Nursing Experience (OR/PACU, ICU, ER, OB)
  3. Documented IV experience outside of training program
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS certification


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