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Nurse PACU

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 

 

 

 

 

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  

 

 

 

 

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

 

Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)

Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

Adoption Assistance

Wellness Program

 

 

What We Have To Offer:

  • Work for a cardiac surgery team that is nationally recognized for outcome excellence, one of fewer than 20 hospitals nationwide with STS 3-star ratings in aortic valve surgery, mitral valve surgery, and CABG surgery.

 

  • Join a high-volume program that will allow rapid knowledge gains including minimal access mitral surgery, aortic arch and hybrid procedures, and TAVR.
  • Over 600 open heart/TAVR procedures performed annually.
  • Join a stable team with three experienced cardiac surgeons, dedicated Cardiac Anesthesia, and a patient-centered team approach that puts the patient first and respects the contributions of all team members.
  • Join a team that enjoys the support and stability of one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, Common Spirit Health, which helps provide resources and economies of scale during these uncertain times.
  • Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value positive team players
  • Shared governance model with a very engaged Unit Based Council
  • Collaborative scheduling
  • 8, 10 and 12-hour shift options
  • Limited call
  • Financial support for CNOR certification
  • Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
  • On-site fitness center available 24/7

 


Responsibilities

 

Walters Post Anesthesia Care Unit is open Monday - Friday and is closed on the weekends.  Strong team environment with collaboration between nurses and care assistants.

 

Incentives: Up to $25,000 Sign on bonus for experienced external RN's new to CHI Franciscan.

(prorated by FTE- min 0.6 FTE required); Lump sum payment within 30 days of start)

Relocation Assistance for experienced RN

 

 

Job Summary:

As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient’s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits. Walters Post Anesthesia Care Unit is open Monday - Friday and is closed on the weekends.  Strong team environment with collaboration between nurses and care assistants. We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.

 

 

Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:

  • Monitoring patients’ conditions and assessing their needs
  • Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
  • Administering patients’ medications and providing treatments according to physicians’ orders
  • Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families

 


Qualifications

Job Requirements

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Minimum of 2 years current experience in an acute, inpatient PACU setting within the last 3 years strongly preferred OR Graduate of ICU residency with a minimum of six months ICU experience.
  • Experience with airway emergencies, (i.e. laryngospasms, airway obstruction, stridor and arrest).
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within six months of date of hire.
  • Certified Perianesthesia Nurse (CPAN) or Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) preferred.

 

 

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Nurse PACU, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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