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RN - ESC PACU (20 hrs/wk, D/E)

Company: EvergreenHealth
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Wage Range: $37.16 - $67.66 per hourSign-On Bonus: Up to $15,000 for those new to EvergreenHealth with current PACU Nursing experience and 2-year employment commitment.Relocation AssistanceJob 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 wayLicense, 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 American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire
  • Current American Heart Association 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
    • CPAN, CAPABenefit Information: Choices that care for you and your familyAt EvergreenHealth, we appreciate our employees commitment and contribution to our success. We are proud to offer a suite of quality benefits and resources that are comprehensive, flexible, and competitive to help our staff and their loved ones maintain and improve health and financial well-being.
      • Medical, vision and dental insurance
      • On-demand virtual health care
      • Health Savings Account
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Life and disability insurance
      • Retirement plans (457(b) and 401(a) with employer contribution)
      • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
      • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
      • Paid Time Off/Vacation
      • Extended Illness Bank/Sick Leave
      • Paid holidays
      • Voluntary hospital indemnity insurance
      • Voluntary identity theft protection
      • Voluntary legal insurance
      • Pay in lieu of benefits premium program
      • Free parking
      • Commuter benefitsView a summary of our total rewards available to you as an EvergreenHealth team member by clicking on the link below.EvergreenHealth is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. The literature shows that having a Bachelor 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. Please note this BSN requirement does not apply to those with an RN license for twenty or more years or current EvergreenHealth RNs hired prior to April 1, 2014.pm21PI201949984

Keywords: EvergreenHealth, Kirkland , RN - ESC PACU (20 hrs/wk, D/E), Healthcare , Kirkland, Washington

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