Catholic Health Initiatives RN - Ortho PreAdmit/PACU Per diem in BREMERTON, Washington

RN - Ortho PreAdmit/PACU Per diem

Description

Harrison Medical Center Orthopaedic Center has 4 large operating rooms, pre-op holding, PACU and a dedicated Orthopaedic nursing unit. We have a team focus in caring for our patients and a team approach to on-boarding new team members. We have been recognized as being a Center of Distinction for Joint Replacement Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield and have a broad Orthopaedic surgical service/care platform including sports medicine, and joint replacement surgery. We are located in Silverdale, Washington pm the Kitsap Peninsula and surrounded by the Puget Sound and the Hood Canal, making water sports and water activities abundant. We are nestled between the Olympic and Cascade mountains with quick access to skiing, hiking and camping. The Kitsap Peninsula is a great place to raise a family, has quick access to big city activities and great school programs. We encourage you to check us out!

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing Perioperative nursing care of all patient populations undergoing surgical procedures, to include ambulatory, acute and chronic patient care. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the direct and indirect implementation of the patient’s plan of care in the PACU.

Essential Duties:

Identifies the post-surgery patient at risk for complications and provides appropriate interventions.

Performs a systematic and thorough physical assessment based upon knowledge of the post-surgery physiology.

Manages patients with invasive lines and equipment (i.e., arterial lines, Swan Ganz lines and chest tubes).

Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural, behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments. Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes.

Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory requirements.

Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example, changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician orders.

Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains delays.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred

  • Minimum 6 months previous RN experience required.

  • Minimum of 2 years current experience in an acute, inpatient PACU setting within the last 3 years strongly preferred

  • Experience with airway emergencies, (i.e. laryngospasms, airway obstruction, stridor and arrest).

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

  • Current Healthcare BLS Certification.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within six months of date of hire.

  • Certified Perianesthesia Nurse (CPAN) or Certified Ambulatory Peranesthesia Nurse (CAPA) preferred.

Job Nursing - RN

Primary Location WASHINGTON-BREMERTON-HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 930 - 8 pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0122526