Location: Newark, Delaware
Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.
Three-time Recognized as Magnet Status Hospital.
Growth Opportunities defined by our Clinical Ladder.
Generous PTO, Competitive pay with shift differentials & Robust Benefits Package.
Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for PACU RN. The position will include all areas such as Prep and Recovery for surgery in a fast-paced and constantly evolving hospital environment. In addition, the candidate will possess the skills related to hemodynamic monitoring and support for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, (e.g. Pacemakers, A lines etc.), pain management (e.g., PCA, epidural), to Vascular Access Device management, cardiac monitoring, and airway management.
Shift Requirements: Flexibility to work all shifts - Day/Evening/ Midnight Shift hours. Predominate shift will be a combination of 8 hour and 12 hour shifts. Weekends, Holidays and On Call shifts - per the department guidelines.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide peri-operative care to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including special needs.
Proficient in obtaining and interpreting medical information and to identify patient needs in order to provide the care necessary to safely proceed with surgery. Assists anesthesia with the administration of nerve blocks, and provide moderate sedation.
Prep and recover patients receiving general, MAC, moderate sedation, and local anesthesia.
Identifies actual and potential problems for which the patient is at risk.
Administers IV/PO medications in a safe and effective manner, and assesses response to interventions.
Communicates and collaborates with the perianesthesia care team in a timely manner to provide a smooth, organized, and efficient flow of patients.
Delegates duties and tasks to other nursing staff, techs, and clerks after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.
Commitment to obtaining BSN within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.
Qualified applicants MUST have at least two years' experience of critical care or step-down units. ICU experience preferred.
Must be flexible to large number of patients in the day due to level one trauma hospital.
PALS preferred - must get within 6 months.
The successful candidate may be eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus to be paid over a period of 12 months.