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RN-PACU (Full-Time/Days) Canon City, Colorado Job

Centura Health
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Type Full time Posted 7/8/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/21/2014
CO - Colorado (All) - Canon City Referral - n/a -    

Date:Jul 1, 2014

Location:Canon City, CO, US

Company:Centura Health

St. Thomas More Hospital, a 55-bed acute care facility, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communities.  St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services including inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and a community blood bank.  St. Thomas More was rated five stars for joint replacement and is among the top 15% in the nation for total joint replacement by Healthgrades® (2008 to 2010). Our board-certified physicians specialize in emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery and osteopathic treatment.  Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located  about 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the mouth of the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state’s best  hiking, wildlife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.




Position summary

Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient.  Promotes the optimal health, well being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.

education requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • BSN Preferred

work experience requirements

  • One year experience preferred

  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty

  • Hours are:  8:00am to 4:30pm/Call is required


  • Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required;

  • Additional certifications may be required  (refer to facility addendum(s)

Addendum (must also complete age specific and department specific information below):

Department Specific Requirements:

Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension during the entire surgical process.

Administer’s prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing technique on time.

Communicates with patients performing pre-and post-op training

Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient

Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies facilitator or Physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.

Takes temperature, pulse, BP, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient prior to surgery and in the PACU.

Document’s nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients on all forms provided and understands that a surgical procedure cannot be performed unless there is a valid H and P and informed consent signed by the surgeon.

Initiates a patient education plan according to the individuals needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician discharge instructions for outpatient surgical patients.

Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, and supplies for surgery; may assist in surgery by handing items to Surgeon, Obstetrician, or other medical practitioner, ability to Circulate in the OR, work in Outpatient and PACU;

Opportunity to take call for PACU

Circulators take mandatory call

Understands the SCIP (Surgical Care Improvement Process) requirements and their role in achieving success with these measures.



 Neonate (Birth — 1 Mos)

X Infant (2 Mos — 12 Mos)

X Child/Pediatric (1 Yr — 12 Yr)

X Adolescent (13 Yr — 18 Yr)

X Adult (19 Yr — 65 Yr)

X Geriatric (66 Yr +)


Additional License/Certification Requirements: BLS, ACLS, PALS or ENPC, “Required speciality Courses Completed”



Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Nearest Major Market:Colorado Springs
Job Segment:Geriatric, Rehabilitation, Medical, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Healthcare