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

Company: Evergreen Healthcare
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 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

Qualifications:

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, 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:

  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • CPAN, CAPA

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

PM21

For more information about EvergreenHealth, please visit the website https://www.evergreenhealth.com/about-evergreenhealth

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

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