Registered Nurse (RN) Surgical Observation Unit $1

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Details
Registered Nurse PACU Surgical Obs
Full-time/Flex Day/Evening 7a-7:30 pm and 11 am-11:30pm occasionally |36 hours weekly
Weekends, Holidays, and On-Call shifts - per the department guidelines.
Newark Location

Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for Registered Nurse II to support our Post Anesthesia Care Surgical Observation Unit. The candidate who is selected will be expected to train in Prep and Holding, PACU Phase II, and Surgical Observation.They will also assume responsibility and accountability for adult patients, admitted for observation and inpatient admission awaiting bed availability following a surgical procedure. Patients may require a level of care up to and including centralized cardiac monitoring and pulse oximetry monitoring. Deliver care using the nursing process in collaboration with other healthcare team members.
ChristianaCare Benefits
Incredible Work/Life benefits include an annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentor, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and excellent discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more! We also provide tuition assistance for degree 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! We offer two different mechanisms for planning for your retirement, a 403(b) and a defined contribution plan.

Detailed responsibilities:
Performs and documents accurate clinical assessments of patients on admission and throughout hospital stay according to established standards. Assesses the need for referrals for discharge planning.
Identifies actual and potential problems for which the patient is at risk.
Initiates follows and modifies a nursing plan of care based on assessment and diagnosis.
Assesses and documents patient response to interventions.
Individualizes guiding methods to best suit patient's and their family learning needs and abilities. Revises educational plans to meet needs as they change.
Encourages patient/family participation in the discharge process and informed decision-making.
Coordinates medications safely and optimally.
Responds optimally to patient crisis situations as outlined in unit-specific standards.
Initiates and participates in team meetings and interdisciplinary discussions regarding patient care or practice. Elicits input from other team members. Hand-offs are accurate and include the patient or family's input to ensure concerns or needs are being addressed.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge vital to delivering care to patients 16 years of age and older. This includes knowledge of growth and development as well as the ability to acquire and interpret information to identify patient needs and to provide equivalent care.
Establishes and maintains a sound knowledge base of nursing care vital for the specific patient population. Shares clinical knowledge through mentoring of others.
Apply effective verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, and ancillary department staff.
Optimally delegate duties and tasks to other nursing staff after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.
Encourages each team member's contributions.
Improves the professional growth of self by staying current in clinical practice, incorporating research into practice, and participating in teams, committees, and task forces. Supports unit Shared Decision-Making activities.
Represents the patient when the patient cannot represent their self.
Seeks available resources to help understand, formulate, and implement ethical decisions.

BSN Preferred, dedication to acquiring BSN within three years of the date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.

Qualified applicants MUST have at least two years of experience in med/surg.

Current RN licensure in the State of Delaware

BLS required.

ACLS, PALS, and TNCC are required within 6 months of hire.

The successful candidate may be eligible for a $10,000 sign-on- bonus to be paid over 12 months.

Post End DateApr 29, 2024

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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.

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Job Posting: 1261230

Posted On: Apr 19, 2024

Updated On: Apr 30, 2024

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