PACU ASU NURSE
Department: LAKE TAHOE SURGERY CENTER
Schedule: Per Diem
Shift: Days
Hours: Per Diem - temporary position
Weekend Required:
Job Details:
  • Must have minimum 1 year nursing experience 

    POSITION OVERVIEW
    • 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.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • 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

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    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

  • (4) Relevant Accredited Clinical Program
  • ACLS
  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
  • PALS
  • RN
  • Minimum 1+ Year(s) Relevant Experience Required
Requisition #: 3367
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