RN - Inpatient - PACU - (140427)
FTE: 40 hours per week
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.
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit, PACU, cares for the immediate postoperative patients in all age ranges. Post anesthesia care is provided for a range of specialties and include ambulatory, inpatient and critical care cases. Aspects of care include assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of post anesthesia care. Respiratory stability, adequate pain and nausea control, safe dermatomal level and stable vital signs are assessed. Registered nurses oversee all aspects of perioperative process including admitting, recovery and discharge.
The registered nurse provides high quality, skilled nursing services to assist patients to achieve optimum health and functional health status following an illness requiring hospitalization. Through collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals, the nurse prepares the patient and family for discharge to home or another setting for continued care.
- A current and valid Washington State Registered Nurse License is required for this position.
- CPR certification is required every two years.
- Must be able to obtain ACLS within 6 months of hire.
- Previous PACU RN experience preferred.
- Must have recent previous critical care and/or ED/trauma RN experience.
Virginia 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.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.