Post Anesthesia Care Unit Registered Nurse, RN

Location
Canton, GA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 01, 2018
Closes
Mar 03, 2018
Specialty
CRNA, OR / PACU
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position Description
Do you enjoy helping patients who are in a vulnerable state? Are you a critical thinker? Do you like to work independently? If these questions describe you, we have just the position for you! We are seeking an experienced RN to join our PACU team. The PACU is a vital part of our hospital as we provide care for patients recovering from general or regional anesthesia. The PACU RN is a key part of the care team, serving to stabilize and transition the patient after a surgery or procedure. Some of your essential job functions include: Initial and ongoing assessment of patient vital signs – Respiratory/Airway management, type of artificial airway, oxygen saturation; Administering medication, parenteral fluids and treatment per physician orders; Monitoring and assessing the patient’s condition throughout postoperative period and reporting any unusual symptoms, occurrences or discrepancies to supervisor, anesthesiologist and physician; Treating symptoms of postoperative nausea and vomiting (or PONV); Managing post-operative pain; Monitoring surgical site(s) for excessive bleeding, discharge, swelling, hematoma, etc.; Hemodynamic monitoring and interpretation
Position Requirements
Must Have Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Demonstrable experience as a critical thinker to quickly recognize any change in a patient’s condition; Thorough knowledge of anesthesia and its effects on patients; Experience using the instruments and equipment needed to monitor the patient; Thorough knowledge of pain medications and proficiency in administering them; Experience caring for a patient with postoperative nausea and vomiting Education: Associates or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Requires that the RN has graduated from an accredited school of nursing Experience: 2 + years of current PACU or ICU experience OR 4 + years of current ED experience Certificate/License: Currently licensed as a registered nurse. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

License/Certification Requirements: Yes

Work Hours: 9:30a-6p

Weekend Requirements: Yes

On-Call Requirements: Yes

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Our team members report that our state-of-the-art environment, work/life balance, reputation as a leader both locally and nationally, continuing education offerings, growth opportunities, and pay/benefits/pension plan are why they chose --- and chose to stay with --- Northside Hospital.
Contact us today to learn more about careers at Northside.
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Service Area Overview
Extraordinary surgical setting

Northside Hospital performs more than 40,500 surgeries each year --- more than any other hospital in Georgia. We specialize in Robotic, General, Bariatric, Neuro, Orthopedic, Breast, Plastic, and Gynecologic surgery. Innovative technology such as the daVinci® robotic surgical system, O-arm Intraoperative
Imaging, HD technology, Ci™ System - computer-assisted orthopedic surgery system, artificial spinal disc, and stealth-guided image navigation allow Northside to stay at the forefront of medicine and devote more time to providing the best patient care possible. Many of the surgeons on staff at Northside are
nationally recognized pioneers in laparoscopic surgery and many other minimally invasive techniques.

Do you have the skills and experience to contribute to our innovative team?
Then find your extraordinary side with us today!

As part of Northside Hospital, we balance clinical excellence with compassionate care, support work/life balance and continuing education, and offer great pay, benefits, and a pension plan. For information on rewarding surgical careers with Northside Hospital, ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the Top 25 Places to Work in the US, contact us today.
Facility Overview
Northside Hospital-Cherokee

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Discovering what‘s possible at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton, Georgia --- it’s something our patients and team members do every day. Here, you’ll find growth and support in one of our system’s newest facilities.

Our 84-bed, not-for-profit, full service community hospital is expanding. We are excited about our brand new 105-bed replacement hospital that will open in May 2017. As we’ve made more room for growth in Surgery, Emergency, Maternity, and Outpatient Services --- while continuing to provide the personalized, high quality care for which we are known --- our people have found a place to call home on our new 50-acre campus.

Along with our strong ties to the community, what resonates most with our team is our focus on continual learning and work/life balance. How encouraging co-workers are. And the importance of great pay, benefits, and a pension plan.

We are a state-of-the-art setting for opportunity, top quality health care, and you.
Ready to make a difference --- and a better living?
Find your extraordinary side with Northside Hospital-Cherokee today.

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