Registered Nurse, Inpatient PACU
Employment Type: Full-Time
The Registered Nurse role focuses primarily on the clinical direction and coordination of a patient-care team in collaboration with the medical staff to provide a full range of patient services. The Registered Nurse will function within the full scope of licensure to provide patient care; assess patient and family needs; implementation of the plan of care; and, review and evaluate the effectiveness. The Registered Nurse also provides care based on the age-related needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient with consideration of their developmental/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, education needs, communication style and level of understanding. The Registered Nurse in the Acute Care setting manages the patient/family experience through utilization of critical thinking, teamwork, effective communication, and nursing judgment/knowledge/skills.
Graduate of an accredited registered nurse program and has successfully passed RN examination. Current California RN license or interim permit.
Minimum of six (6) months area specific acute care experience within the last two (2) years - REQUIRED.
Knowledge of nursing process in assessment of physical and psychosocial, psychological needs of patients. Aware of adult learning principles in providing teaching of patients and families. Current Basic Life Support - Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) recognition (American Heart Association or Greater Sacramento Region.
Satisfactory completion of IV and medication exam. Demonstrated ability to professionally handle public contact, confidential information and maintain effective workflow systems; able to prioritize. Demonstrated skills in the use of computer equipment and software programs. Possess ability to read, speak and write English legibly, spell correctly, and perform basic mathematics. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary.
SPA/PACU/SPECIAL PROCEDURES DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
* Successful completion of ACLS within six (6) months of start date and biennially.
* Interpretation of Basic Arrhythmia Test upon hire or within two (2) weeks of completion of the course.
* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) recognition within six (6) months of start date and must maintain recognition.