EvergreenHealth is seeking an experienced PACU RN to join the cohesive EvergreenHealth Surgery Center outpatient team.
ESC operates 5 days per week Monday - Friday and is closed on nights, weekends and holidays.
Primary Duties :
? Provides direct patient care and functions as a patient advocate.
? Performs preoperative nursing assessments by telephone.
? Acts as Admitting Nurse pre-operatively.
? Admits patient from the Operating Room and receives the report from the anesthesia personnel, assesses and plans for the recovery of patients from surgery.
? Initiates any necessary treatment for the full recovery of the patient and administers and records any necessary medication.
? Assesses condition of patient and transfer patient to secondary room when patient meets standards for transfer according to Evergreen Surgical Center policies and procedures.
? Performs discharge procedure according to Evergreen Surgical Center policies and procedures.
? Admits cataract patients to recovery room pre-operatively and prepare them for their local block and start an I.V.
? Assesses and plans for the recovery of patients from injections.
? Admits patient from the Procedure Room and receives the report from the Moderate Sedation Nurse.
? Administers moderate sedation according to ESC policy.
? Initiates any necessary treatment for the full recovery of the patient, evaluates and records patient condition.
License, Certification, Education or Experience:
REQUIRED for the position:
? Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
? Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire
? Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) required within 5 years of employment if applicable
? 1 year experience within the last 3 years of care delivery in a monitored care area: PACU, ICU, ED or telemetry
? Current ACLS certification on hire
? PALS or ENPC within 6 months of hire if indicated
? Proficiency in airway management/adjuncts
? Ability to identify EKG rhythms and related necessary interventions
? Proficiency with IV skills and techniques
? Understanding of Pain Management and related-pharmacology
? Understanding of Cardiac and emergency medication pharmacology
DESIRED for the position:
? Master's degree in Nursing
? CPAN, CAPA Preferred, CCRN, and/or CEN certifications eligible for certification pay
EvergreenHealth is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. The literature shows that having a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) contributes significantly to the quality of care. Toward that end, this position requires a BSN or a commitment to begin a BSN program within three years and obtain a BSN within five years of employment.
For internal applicants only: This BSN requirement does not apply to Registered Nurses hired before April 1, 2014 and does not impede the ability to transfer internally for those working on a BSN who were hired after April 1, 2014.
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