Must have minimum 1 year nursing experience
• Provides professional nursing care to patients in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and the Ambulatory Surgical Unit, utilizing established policies and procedures, ensuring safe and effective care.
• Accurately and safely administers sedation/analgesia. Monitors patient response, ensures patient safety during procedure and documents according to policy & procedure.
• Services are provided based on the ages of the population served; Newborn through geriatric - 65 years or older and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team.
• Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and meet the individualized needs of all patients served in PACU and ASU.
• Takes an active role in shared governance.
The PACU/ACU Nurse is under the supervision of and reports to the Director Surgical Services.
• Current California RN license or ability to obtain prior to start date
• Current CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association (BLS for the Healthcare Provider) or ability to obtain prior to start date
• Current ACLS and PALS certification prior to hire or must enroll and complete the first available Barton University course
• Completion of an accredited Nursing program
• Previous PACU, ICU or Surgical experience preferred
• Sufficient computer skills as are required to complete an online application and the pre-employment/annual Net Learning requirements
• In compliance with patient safety standards, must be able to effectively communicate in English; Bilingual abilities preferred
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position without compromising services.
• Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
• Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
• Lifts, positions, pushes &/or transfers patients
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
• Routine Hospital/Healthcare conditions
• Contact with patients and guests under a wide variety of circumstances
• Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
• Exposure to infections and contagious disease
• Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and waste
• Subject to hazards of flammable and explosive gases
• Exposure to chemicals known by the California Health Department to cause reproductive harm and cancer
• Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of emergency or crisis situations
• Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands