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Registered Nurse RN - PACU

Company: Ascension
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:
Come, join Ascension St. Vincent's East and be the first smiling face our patients see after surgery! We are currently hiring a Registered Nurse for our Post-Anesthesia Unit (PACU).
We are looking for a nurse who is comfortable caring for patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, has strong assessment skills, and a professional bedside manor. If you have ICU / ER experience and want to join the PACU team, apply today!
Position: Registered NurseSchedule: Full Time Weekend Days - Saturday & Sunday - 7a-7p*no call requirement*Unit: PACU / RecoveryLocation: Ascension St. Vincent's East (Trussville, AL)
10K SIGN ON BONUS - BENEFIT ELIGIBLE - TUITION ASSISTANCE - FREE PARKING
While your patients are in the PACU, your job will be to monitor them to ensure their safety while they are still under anesthesia. You will monitor their vital signs, including their blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, and oxygen supply.Pain management will account for a large part of what you do in the PACU. Most surgical patients have a lot of pain to deal with when they wake up, so you will need to be able to properly administer them the medications which they need to stay as comfortable as possible.You will have to decide which patients are ready to be sent home based on whether they can walk and hold down fluids and whether any post-surgical complications have developed.Our PACU nurses also provide emotional support and information to patients and their families.What You Will Do:Provide direct nursing care for anesthetized patients in the immediate post-operative or post-procedural period.

  • Follow aseptic sterile technique according to Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses / American Society of Peri Anesthesia Nurses (AORN/ASPAN) standards.
  • Evaluate patient's responses to treatments and interventions.
  • Manage patient's pain.
  • Anticipate case-specific needs based on knowledge of procedure(s) performed and pathophysiology.What You Will Need:Licensure / Certification / Registration:
    • Licensed Associate Professional Registered Nurse credentialed from the Alabama Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.Advanced Life Support credentialed from the
    • ADLS credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 6 Month (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
    • BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.Education:
      • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.Additional Preferences:No additional preferences.Why Join Our Team:Ascension St. Vincent's has been serving Birmingham and surrounding communities for more than 120 years. We employ over 4,800 associates across five hospitals in addition to outpatient health centers, physician offices, rehabilitation centers and more. Ascension St. Vincent's is committed to providing compassionate, personalized care for all, including our associates. We offer a place of respect and inclusion, as well as a rich learning environment with countless opportunities for career growth and professional development. If you are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, we invite you to explore a career with Ascension St. Vincent's today.

        When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.
        Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:Ascension St. Vincent Health System is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

        Pay Non-Discrimination Notice:

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        For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:

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        Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
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