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RN- PACU EvergreenHealth Surgical Center (40hrs/wk, Day/ Eve)

Company: EvergreenHealth
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

EvergreenHealth is seeking an experienced PACU RN to join the well- established and dynamic EvergreenHealth Surgical Center (ESC) PACU team
Job Summary : Responsible for the direct and indirect total nursing care of all patients within the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) within established standards of care, hospital and unit policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Primary Duties:
Performs pre-operative 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 transfers patient to secondary room when patient meets standards for transfer according to Evergreen Surgical Center (ESC) policies and procedures
Supervises Recovery Room Assistant when caring for the patient in Secondary Recovery Room
Performs discharge procedure according to ESC policies and procedures
Performs morning and evening narcotic counts following ESC policies and procedures
Admits cataract patients to recovery room pre-operatively and prepares them for their local block and I.V start. Assists the surgeon with the local block. Monitors the patient until he/she goes to the Operating Room
Communicates all relevant information (e.g., patient information, safety issues, problems with equipment, quality issues, etc.) to immediate supervisor effectively, in a timely way
License, Certification, Education or Experience:

REQUIRED for the position:
Bachelors in Nursing (BSN) required within 5 years of employment if applicable
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
Minimum of one year experience within the last 3 years of care delivery in a monitored care area: PACU, ICU, ED or telemetry
Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire
Current ACLS by date of hire
Completion of unit competencies for peri-anesthesia care within probationary period or first 2 months if an employee transfer
Proficiency in airway management/adjuncts
Proficiency with IV skills and techniques
Ability to identify EKG rhythms and related necessary interventions
Understanding of Pain Management and related-pharmacology
Understanding of Cardiac and emergency medication pharmacology
PALS or ENPC within 6 months of hire

DESIRED for the position:
Masters degree in Nursing
EvergreenHeath 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 3 years and obtain a BSN within 5 years of employment.

Please note this BSN requirement does not apply to currentEvergreenHealth RNs hired prior to April 1, 2014
** We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits and relocation assistance **
Benefit Highlights:
Excellent Medical, Dental Vision benefits and Retirement Program
Free Parking
Professional development/ Continuing Education/ Tuition Reimbursement Program
Employee Assistance program
For more information about EvergreenHealth, please visit the website

Keywords: EvergreenHealth, Kirkland , RN- PACU EvergreenHealth Surgical Center (40hrs/wk, Day/ Eve), Healthcare , Kirkland, Washington

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