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

Company: EvergreenHealth
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 3, 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:

  1. Performs pre-operative nursing assessments by telephone
  2. Acts as Admitting Nurse pre-operatively
  3. Admits patient from the Operating Room and receives the report from the anesthesia personnel, assesses and plans for the recovery of patients from surgery.
  4. Initiates any necessary treatment for the full recovery of the patient and administers and records any necessary medication
  5. 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
  6. Supervises Recovery Room Assistant when caring for the patient in Secondary Recovery Room
  7. Performs discharge procedure according to ESC policies and procedures
  8. Performs morning and evening narcotic counts following ESC policies and procedures
  9. 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
  10. 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:

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

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 current EvergreenHealth 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-EvergreenHealth Surgical Center PACU (40hrs/wk, Day/Eve), Other , Kirkland, Washington

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