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RN Per Diem-WSNA

Company: EvergreenHealth
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Wage Range: $40.76 - $75.17 per hour plus additional per diem rate

At 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.

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:

Bachelor's 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, or ICU
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:

Master's degree in Nursing

Benefit Information:
Choices that care for you and your family

At EvergreenHealth, we appreciate our employees' commitment and contribution to our success. We are proud to offer the following benefits and resources for our per diem staff to help maintain and improve health and financial well-being.

Washington Paid Sick Leave (WPSL)
Participation in 457(b) retirement plan
Free parking
Cafeteria & Gift Shop Discount

View a summary of our total rewards available to full and part time benefit eligible EvergreenHealth team members by clicking on the link below.

2023 Benefits Guide

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.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between EvergreenHealth and the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA). Union membership is optional.

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Keywords: EvergreenHealth, Kirkland , RN Per Diem-WSNA, Healthcare , Kirkland, Washington

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