at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
Are you an experienced PACU Nurse seeking an amazing experience with our Peri-Anesthesia Care team? Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report and twice recognized as a Magnet Status Hospital.
Incredible Work/Life benefits include an annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!
We also provide tuition assistance for degreed programs, and for some Nursing programs, we offer to pre-pay. Our medical/dental/vision benefits are available to our caregivers on their first day of employment! And we offer two different mechanisms for planning for your retirement, a 403(b) and a defined contribution plan.
Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for PACU RN. The position will include all areas such as Prep and Recovery for surgery in a fast-paced and constantly evolving hospital environment. In addition, the candidate will possess the skills related to hemodynamic monitoring and support for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, (e.g. Pacemakers, A lines etc.), pain management (e.g., PCA, epidural), to Vascular Access Device management, cardiac monitoring, and airway management.
Shift Requirements: Part-time hours - 24 hours weekly/48 hours per pay. Flexibility to work all shifts - Day/Evening/ Midnight Shift hours. The predominate shift will be a combination of 8 hour and 12 hour shifts. Weekends, Holidays and On Call shifts - per the department guidelines.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide peri-operative care to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including special needs.
Proficient in obtaining and interpreting medical information and identifying patient needs in order to provide the care necessary to safely proceed with surgery. Assists anesthesia with the administration of nerve blocks, and provide moderate sedation.
Prep and recover patients receiving general, MAC, moderate sedation, and local anesthesia.
Identifies actual and potential problems for which the patient is at risk.
Administers IV/PO medications in a safe and effective manner, and assesses response to interventions.
Communicates and collaborates with the perianesthesia care team in a timely manner to provide a smooth, organized, and efficient flow of patients.
Delegates duties and tasks to other nursing staff, techs, and clerks after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.
Commitment to obtaining BSN within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.
Qualified applicants MUST have at least two years' experience of critical care or step-down units. ICU experience preferred.
Must be flexible to large number of patients in the day due to level one trauma hospital.
PALS preferred - must get within 6 months.
The successful candidate may be eligible for a $6,000 sign-on bonus to be paid over a period of 12 months.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.