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Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Wellstar Health System
Type Full time Posted 7/29/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/22/2014
GA - Georgia (All) - Marietta Referral - n/a -    
Job Title:RN PACU
Job ID:KH-819441
City:Marietta, GA
Facility:Kennestone Hospital
Employment Type:Regular
Full/Part Time:Full-Time
Department:Recovery Room Pacu

WellStar Health System is a not-for-profit system recognized as a national leader in comprehensive care. Staying ahead of the curve in technology has enabled WellStar to be leaders in both the diagnosis and treatment of an extensive array of health conditions. Serving a population of more than one million residents of NW metropolitan Atlanta, WellStar consistently looks at total patient wellness and works to ensure that all systems support that focus.

Specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with more than 12,000 diverse team members throughout our five hospitals and physician offices. By working through a patient-centered model of care, WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety with many accolades to support our work.

With industry awards ranging from Integrated Delivery Networks to being namedone of the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ®, WellStar strives to provide the best care possible with Atlanta’s top medical professionals. 

Click link to learn about WellStar’s recognition in Fortune Magazine. http://www.wellstar.org/education/pages/press-releases/2014/fortune-100.aspx 

Job Summary: The Registered Nurse functions under the direction of the Nurse Manager and Resource Nurse and is responsible for implementing the nursing process based on expanded knowledge and experience. The nurse is responsible for coordinating and providing safe patient care with an understanding and awareness of age appropriate and culturally aware needs. The nurse addresses the patient/family biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and education needs. The nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care in complex situations, coordination of patient care activities, staff development and professional self-development. The nurse is able to independently perform job functions.

The PACU Nurse is responsible for:

·       Implementing the nursing process based on expanded knowledge and experience

·       Providing patient care with an understanding and awareness of the patient's age specific, biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and educational needs

·       Delivering patient care in complex situations

·       Coordinating activities and staff development within his/her practice setting

·       Assuming responsibility for professional growth and self-development

·       Performing core job functions as identified in the skills checklist with minimal supervision

·       Exhibiting professional behavior in stressful situations

This position is located at Kennestone Hospital. Kennestone is our largest, 633-bed facility. Kennestone has much to offer!

~State of the Art technology such as advanced laproscopy (thoracic, transphenoidal, bariatric), new video endoscopy equipment, new cysto room
~Specialty teams for all services such as ortho, neuro, trauma, urology, gynecological, and more so you get to do what you love
~Great educational opportunities with tuition reimbursement
~Active shared governance
~Leadership opportunities
~Flexible schedules — 8, 10 and 12-hour shifts available
~A great team atmosphere

Required Minimum Education:Nursing education from an accredited school of nursing; licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of Georgia; national certification in perioperative nursing (CNOR) preferred.

Required Minimum Experience:A minimum of two (2) years of nursing practice in operating room preferred. Sufficient experience to function independently in multiple nursing specialties (PreOp, PATT, Discharge, Recovery).

Required Minimum Skills:Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of new trends and techniques in nursing. Ability to multi-task using critical thinking skills. CPR certification and participation in annual safety and infection control programs. Basic keyboarding skills are required. Must be able to effectively communicate and understand verbal and written English language. Must be able to communicate effectively in a courteous, professional and tactful manner. Compliance with American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Professional Nurses is required. Demonstrated knowledge and practices within parameters outlined in Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act.

Thank you for your interest in WellStar.  We are an equal opportunity employer.