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Registered Nurse RN - PACU

Company: Ascension Health
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

We Are Hiring: RN-PACU/Recovery -PRN, DaysSaint Thomas RutherfordMurfreesboro, TNBe 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 Day
  • Week day and weekend call is required
  • 36 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.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.Responsibilities:
            • 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 interventions.
            • 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 required.
                • 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 participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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