RN – PACU

Sutter Health

Full Time
Auburn, CA
Posted 1 month ago

Position Overview:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Registered Nurse role focuses primarily on the clinical direction and
coordination of a patient-care team in collaboration with the medical staff to
provide a full range of patient services. The Registered Nurse will function
within the full scope of licensure to provide patient care; assess patient and
family needs; implementation of the plan of care; and, review and evaluate the
effectiveness. The Registered Nurse also provides care based on the age-
related needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient with
consideration of their developmental/psychosocial needs, environmental safety,
education needs, communication style and level of understanding.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Depending on the business needs of the department, the hiring manager may
designate this experience level to be required or preferred, and this will be
so designated on the job requisition and posting.

Education

* Graduate of an accredited registered nurse program and has successfully passed RN examination.
* Current California RN license or interim permit.

Experience

* Minimum of six (6) months area specific acute care experience within the last two (2) years โ€“ preferred.

Knowledge

* Knowledge of nursing process in assessment of physical and psychosocial, psychological needs of patients
* Aware of adult learning principles in providing teaching of patients and families.
* Current Basic Life Support โ€“ Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) recognition (American Heart Association or Greater Sacramento Region).
* ACLS within six (6) months of start date and must maintain recognition (except OR).
* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) recognition within six (6) months of start date and must maintain recognition (except OR).

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Each employee must successfully
complete:

AMBULATORY SURGERY/SPECIAL PROCEDURES:

* Minimum of acute care experience within the last year.
* Experienced in the surgical process and interviewing, screening, assessment and education preferred.

PACU:

* Previous PACU nursing experience is required.
* Certification in Critical Care or PACU nursing preferred.
* When possible, internal candidates with critical care experience will be trained.

Diagnostic Imaging

* Previous DI or Critical Care nursing experience is required.
* Annual completion of Procedural Sedation Competency module

OPERATING ROOM:

* Minimum of one year current operating room experience or completion of AORN Peri-Op 101 program.
* CNOR certification is desirable.

PRE-ADMISSION TESTING :

* Experienced in the surgical process and interviewing, screening, assessment and education.
* Knowledgeable regarding cardiac issues as related to readiness of patient for surgery.
* Knowledgeable regarding information and tests needed for preparation of a surgical patient with resultant minimal day of surgery cancellations and/or delays.

CARDIAC CATH LAB:

* Previous Cath Lab or Critical Care nursing experience is required.
* Anti-arrhythmic/hemodynamic drug test upon hire or within two (2) weeks of class.
* Annual completion of Procedural Sedation Competency module

ENDO

* Previous endoscopy experience is required.
* Previous critical care experience is desirable
* Annual completion of Procedural Sedation Competency module

Organization: Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Yes
Job Shift: Variable
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: One Weekend a Month
Schedule: Per Diem
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

Job Features

Job CategoryPACU