The PPACU (Pre/Post Anesthesia Care Unit) Registered Nurse (RN) assumes leadership, responsibility and accountability for designated patients in the pre-operative, post-operative Phase I Recovery and post-anesthesia Phase II Recovery units.
Work three 10's per week in the pre op and post op areas.
Provide triage assessment, nursing diagnosis and evaluating all aspects of nursing care.
Assess patient prior to procedure, reviewing patient identification, consent, physical and psychological health status, allergies, and readiness for surgery.
Review data collected, pertinent health history, physician orders, and patient needs to formulate and prioritize a plan of care.
Monitor patient vital signs, adapting readily to changing situations.
Provide for patient safety throughout the PACU experience.
Licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
All Registered Nurses without a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing must obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or higher within 6 years of hire
A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN
Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis at each facility by the most senior administrative nursing leader in consultation with the Human Resources leader
Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)
Current ACLS Certification
Current PALS certification
12 months acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire or completion of the specialty residency located at that facility
Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage that start on your first day
Retirement program that helps you prepare for your future
Life and AD&D insurance
Health Reimbursement and Savings Accounts (HRA, HSA, FSA)
Health assessment and personal coaching to help you meet your goals
Incentives for participation in healthy activities
Caregiver Assistance Program (for employees) offering work/life services, resources and expertise when you need it
Weight management, tobacco cessation and diabetes programs
Volunteers in Partnership program to match you with volunteer opportunities that support our communities
Support for life events such as birth, adoption, marriage or other changes to your family
Ergonomics and injury prevention to promote safe work environments
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement to support your education as you tackle your career goals