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PACU Registered Nurse (RN) Level 1

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: February 16, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
At WellStar we all share common goals. That s what makes us so successful and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities
As a Recovery Room PACU Registered Nurse at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, you will be able to work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team in collaboration with our surgeons, anesthesiologists and other healthcare personnel to provide optimal outcomes for our patients. Our nurses are highly skilled and provide expertise in a variety of specialty areas. We play a crucial role in the care of patients across service lines which include but not limited to, Neuroscience (i.e. craniotomy), Interventional Neuroscience (i.e. strokes, aneurysms), Trauma, Orthopedic Surgery, Vascular, Bariatric, General Surgery, General Surgery Oncology, Pediatric, Women s Center, Spine, Thoracic and services for patients requiring post anesthesia care. The Recovery Room PACU is staffed 24/7 to accommodate the needs of the community.

Perianesthesia Services at WellStar Kennestone Hospital offers a variety of experiences and a range of opportunities for professional growth and development which includes ACLS and PALS certifications. Our nurses have a voice in their practice and participate in Shared Leadership to enhance bedside care and promote evidence based practice. We support the achievement of a national specialty certification, such as Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN ) and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA ).

The RN Clinical Nurse is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. They practice in a clinical environment that is administered by Nurse Managers and other leaders and is supported through the WellStar Shared Governance Model. The framework for practice is steered by the WellStar Professional Practice Model, 5-Star Nursing and evidence based practice and research. RN competencies are derived from these models and supported by the WellStar Core Competencies.

It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association.
As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.

Qualifications
Required Minimum Education : Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred; National certification in area of specialty preferred

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification : Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia; Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.

Required Minimum Experience : Experience with direct patient care as a PACU RN, preferred.

Required Minimum Skills : Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required; Ability to function in a fast paced environment and
respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills.

Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country.

Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today!

Associated topics: bsn, cardiothoracic, care, ccu, mhb, neonatal, nurse rn, registered nurse, surgery, unit

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Atlanta , PACU Registered Nurse (RN) Level 1, Healthcare , Marietta, Georgia

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