Registered Nurse / PACU - Recovery
Posted on: June 24, 2022
We Are Hiring: Registered Nurse - PACU/RecoveryFull Time,
Evening ShiftCompetitive BenefitsMurfreesboro, TNAscension Saint
Thomas Rutherford -Be the first smiling face our patients see after
surgery! Join Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford's Post-Anesthesia
Unit (PACU) team. Saint Thomas Rutherford is a 358-bed facility
that is stroke certified and has a chest pain center. We are
working towards becoming a Level II Trauma center, and have been
approved for the certificate of need from the state to perform open
heart surgeries. - -We are looking for a nurse who is comfortable
caring for patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, have strong
assessment skills and has professional bedside manor. -What you
will do: -As our Post-Anesthesia Unit (PACU) Nurse, you will care
for patients who have gone under anesthesia and are recovering from
surgery. -While your patients are in the PACU, your job will be to
monitor them to ensure their safety while they are still under
anesthesia. You will monitor their vital signs, including their
blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, and oxygen supply. -Pain
management will account for a large part of what you do in the
PACU. Most surgical patients have a lot of pain to deal with when
they wake up, so you will need to be able to properly administer
them the medications which they need to stay as comfortable as
possible. -You will have to decide which patients are ready to be
sent home based on whether they can walk and hold down fluids and
whether any post-surgical complications have developed.Our PACU
nurses also provide emotional support and information to patients
and their families. - -Shift and facility information: -Cross
training opportunity in Pre-op, and Holding/Same DayWeek day and
weekend call is required36 beds - -Work Experience:1 of ICU
experience -or 1 year of - prior PACU experience. -At Saint Thomas
Rutherford, we offer:Power of Purpose: For us, work is more than
the place we go each day. It's an environment that nurtures
relationships, connects talent, and understands patients. Our
innovative spirit impacts and influences the community that we
serve.Culture of Teamwork: We encourage diversity of talents while
offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team.Professional
Development: By supporting our associates and their professional
development, we ultimately enhance the care and services we provide
to the community. Through this development, our associates find new
opportunities for career advancement.Innovative Environment: We are
a progressive, stable company with 120 years of experience in
delivering world-class personalized care. At Saint Thomas Health,
we are actively trying new solutions to help overcome some of
healthcare's toughest challenges.Compensation/Benefits: At
Ascension, we care for the people who are the foundation of our
work to fulfill our mission: our associates. We offer a
comprehensive benefit package inclusive of medical, dental, vision,
retirement, and generous PTO. Associates can also take advantage of
other great benefits like tuition reimbursement or adoption
assistance. - - - -We are looking for engaged and positive people
to help find ways to change healthcare for the future- if this is
you, apply today so we can start the conversation! - What You Will
Do: -Provide direct nursing care for anesthetized patients in the
immediate post-operative or post-procedural period.
- Follow aseptic sterile technique according to Association of
Perioperative Registered Nurses / American Society of Peri
Anesthesia Nurses (AORN/ASPAN) standards.
- Evaluate patient's responses to treatments and
- Manage patient's pain.
- Anticipate case-specific needs based on knowledge of
procedure(s) performed and pathophysiology.
- Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit
embodied with the Mission Statement:
- Service to the poor - Support the cause of those who lack
resources for a reasonable quality of life.
- Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and
diversity of life.
- Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership.
- Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship.
- Creativity - Courageous Innovation.
- Dedication - Affirming hope and joy in our ministry.
- Assess and coordinate discharge planning needs with patient,
family, and members of the healthcare team.
- Assess the physical and psychological status of patients,
provide interventions/treatments andevaluate effectiveness of care
to achieve desired patient outcomes.
- Evaluate learning needs of patient and family and provide
age-specific and culturally appropriateeducation.
- All other duties as assigned. What You Will Need: Licensure /
Certification / Registration: -
- Advanced Life Support obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of
hire date or job transfer date required.
- BLS Provider obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support obtained within 6 Months (180
days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
- Registered Nurse obtained prior to hire date or job transfer
date required. -Education:
- Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Additional Preferences: No additional preferences. Why Join Our
Team: As one of the largest health systems in the state, we offer
rewarding careers across eight hospitals, in addition to a
comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical
practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. We employ more
than 8,000 associates and serve a 68-county area. As we continue to
grow, we need compassionate caregivers to join us on our journey
and to help influence care across our hospitals. We provide our
associates with the support needed to re-energize, engage and
experience the joy of caring for our patients. If you are looking
for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply
today.When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000
individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving
others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our
inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches
and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools
that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In
fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance
alone to support associate growth and development. If you are
looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in
your community, we invite you to join our team today. Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer: Ascension Saint Thomas is an equal
opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all
associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion,
national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation,
age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data,
or other legally protected status.For further information regarding
your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the
Law" poster:Please note that Ascension will make an offer of
employment only to individuals who have applied for a position
using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent
offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking
information from applicants. E-Verify Statement: This employer
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