Virginia Mason Franciscan Health RN - Inpatient, Pacu in Seattle, Washington
RN - Inpatient, Pacu
Virginia Mason Medical Center
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Employment Type: Full Time
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Requisition ID 221144 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 1100 Remote No Category Staff Nurse
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With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.
As amember of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health provides a range of surgical specialty service lines. The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) utilizes ASPAN standards to provide Preoperative, Phase 1, and Phase 2 (discharge) post anesthesia care for our surgical and procedural patients. The PACU team cares for patients in all age ranges and all levels of acuity including ambulatory, inpatient, and critical care. Aspects of care include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of post anesthesia care. The PACU nurses provide observation and monitoring of patients with particular attention to oxygenation, respiratory status, circulation/hemodynamic stability, level of consciousness, and temperature. The PACU nurses are also responsible for the management and evaluation of post anesthesia and postoperative complications including pain and nausea. The Registered Nurse in PACU holds the autonomy to determine readiness for discharge from PACU based on PACU scoring criteria. Nurses in this department are required to be flexible between Preop and PACU areas based on needs and unit flow.
Required Qualifications for this position include:
A current and valid Washington State Registered Nurse License is required for this position.
Current BLS certification required.
ACLS certification required within 60 days of hire.
PALS certification required within 60 days of hire.
At least 2 years of ICU or Inpatient PACU (including Critical Care level acuity) experience required within the last 5 years
May be willing to train those with at least 2 years of recent Progressive Care/Intermediate Care/Step-Down Unit experience
Experience with managing airways and airway emergencies (i.e. laryngospasm, airway obstruction, stridor, and respiratory arrest Preferred Qualifications for this position include:
National certification in area of specialty including CCRN, CPAN, or CAPA
1-2 years of recent inpatient PACU (including Critical Care level acuity) experience within the last 3 years strongly preferred
Prefer experience with all phases of post anesthesia care including Preop, Phase 1, and Phase 2
Prefer previous experience in the Charge and Preceptor roles
Previous experience with starting IV’s preferable for the 0530/0630 start timeVirginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing. There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
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