Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.
Three-time Recognized as Magnet Status Hospital.
Growth Opportunities defined by our Clinical Ladder.
Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for PACU RN . The position will include all areas such as Prep and Recovery for surgery in a fast-paced and constantly evolving hospital environment. In addition, the candidate will possess the skills related to hemodynamic monitoring and support for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, (e.g. Pacemakers, A lines etc.), pain management (e.g., PCA, epidural), to Vascular Access Device management, cardiac monitoring, and airway management.
Shift Requirements: Flexibility to work all shifts - Day/ Evening/ Midnight Shift hours. Predominate shift will be a combination of 8 hour and 12 hour shifts. Weekends, Holidays and On Call shifts - per the department guidelines.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide peri-operative care to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including special needs.
Proficient in obtaining and interpreting medical information and to identify patient needs in order to provide the care necessary to safely proceed with surgery. Assists anesthesia with the administration of nerve blocks, and provide moderate sedation.
Prep and recover patients receiving general, MAC, moderate sedation, and local anesthesia.
Identifies actual and potential problems for which the patient is at risk.
Administers IV/PO medications in a safe and effective manner, and assesses response to interventions.
Communicates and collaborates with the perianesthesia care team in a timely manner to provide a smooth, organized, and efficient flow of patients.
Delegates duties and tasks to other nursing staff, techs, and clerks after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.
Commitment to obtaining BSN within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.
Qualified applicants MUST have at least two years' experience of critical care or step-down units. ICU experience preferred.
Must be flexible to large number of patients in the day due to level one trauma hospital.
PALS preferred - must get within 6 months.
Internal Number: JR53974
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.