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PACU Registered Nurse

Company: Huntington Health
Location: Riverside
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

When you join the Huntington Health team, you are aligning yourself with an organization whose values drive our philosophy of compassionate community care. Over the past 129 years, we've grown from a small 16-bed hospital to a nationally recognized healthcare leader with 619 beds. As part of our commitment to providing equitable, high-quality care to all members of our community, we embrace differences and work hard to create a place of belonging for our patients and our employees. When you join the Huntington family, you'll be empowered to enact change that continuously improves our ability to deliver world-class care, with kindness and dignity, to all who need it. Expectations: The PACU Registered Nurse (RN) Responsible for coordination of care to meet identified needs of the patient/family. Supervises the management of patient care utilizing critical thinking and nursing process, discharge planning, resource identification, linking and scheduling patients with required services, monitoring care delivery, advocating for the patient, care planning and evaluating outcomes. Coordinates patient care across the health care continuum and assists other team members with meeting individual patient needs. The PACU RN provides concentrated observation and care of patients of all ages during the immediate post anesthesia period and facilitates the patients care through a collaborative effort with physicians and other health care team members, including transfer on a continuum of care to the appropriate department. This position may require flexibility of hours. Education:

  • BSN or MSN required Experience/Training:
    • One-year Critical Care, PACU and Trauma Center experience Preferred.
    • Must challenge and successfully pass the Basic Dysrhythmia course curriculum within 21 days of hire. -
    • Basic computer skills/experience with computerized documentation systems required. Licenses/Certifications:
      • Current active unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by State of California.
      • Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS Provider required.
      • CPAN or related certification, preferred Benefits Include: -
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Medical, Dental & Vision -
        • Shift Differentials
        • Generous PTO & Sick Time (Start accruing on date of hire)
        • 403(b) Retirement Saving Account
        • Flex Spending Accounts -
        • Employee Wellness & Reward Programs -
        • On-site Concierge Program (Designed to help employee's complete their 'to-do' lists and enhance their work/life balance)
        • Pet Insurance - Skills:
          • Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care utilizing advanced knowledge base of Cardiovascular, Neuro, Respiratory, and Metabolic issues as pertains to the individual patient.
          • Moves patients toward discharge to the next level of care following the established discharge criteria including but not limited to Aldrete score, dermatome level, stable BP, heart rate, oxygen saturation of 94% or higher, and proper Pain Management.
          • Communicates appropriately with the MD on any patient status variance that influences an expected progressive recovery course toward transfer to the next level of care.
          • Accompanies the patient on transfer and gives a thorough report utilizing appropriate Hand-Off format, including a review of the post operative orders, to the receiving RN.
          • Demonstrates ability to assist with ECTs.
          • Maintains annual competencies via skills validation and self-studies. -
          • Attends a code blue drill every twelve months.
          • Maintains basic knowledge of Joint Commission requirements and the National Patient Safety Goals.
          • Demonstrates commitment to the Customer Service standards by providing information to patient, visitors, coworkers, and physicians in a friendly, helpful, courteous manner. PandoLogic. Keywords: PACU Nurse, Location: Riverside, CA - 92517

Keywords: Huntington Health, Riverside , PACU Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Riverside, California

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