Nurse Walters PACU

Requisition ID
2020-132103
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Pre & Post Surgery
Hours / Pay Period
64
Shift
Evening
Standard Hours
Noon - 8:30 pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location
WA-TACOMA

Overview

Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan have combined our organizations to create Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. CHI Franciscan's mission to serve and care for all people, especially those who are vulnerable, and Virginia Mason's mission to "improve the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve" will not change. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is fully committed to providing access to care to all patients who need it. Together we can accelerate our ability to advance quality care in our community, reimagine care delivery in the Puget Sound and shape healthcare nationally as part of CommonSpirit Health.

 

About Us:
As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of advanced medical technologies and therapies.
The 361-bed regional medical center is a level II trauma center with a robust cardiac surgery program that has recently received Three Star Awards for our thoracic and cardiac programs.  Our main OR suite includes 10 operating rooms (two are cardiac) and an additional 9 operating rooms at the adjacent Walters Day Surgery Center.  We also have two operating rooms at an ambulatory surgery center in nearby Gig Harbor.  Combined, we perform over 16,500 cases per year, including trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular, general, neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, spine, ENT, gynecology.   We provide 24/7 staffing in the main OR.
Our Surgical Services Leadership team includes a Director, 3 Perioperative Clinical Managers, 2 Perianesthesia Clinical managers, a Sterile Processing Manager and an RN Educator.

 

Walters Post Anesthesia Care Unit is open Monday - Friday and is closed on the weekends.  Strong team environment with calboration 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.

 

What We Have To Offer:

  • 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
  • Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
  • Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly successful CHI Franciscan Health system
  • Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits program
  • On-site fitness center available 24/7

Responsibilities

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.

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

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 Peranesthesia Nurse (CAPA) preferred.

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