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RN PACU Full Time Days

  • Job ID 1905002179
  • Date posted 01/17/2019
  • Facility Desert Regional Medical Center

Facility Overview:

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department.  Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.

Position Overview:

The clinical nurse assumes principal responsibility for the total care assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of each assigned patient.  The clinical nurse initiates teaching and educates the patient and family and/or significant other to attain optimal health.  The clinical nurse is responsible for adhering to all standards of nursing care.

Department Specific Duties:

Cares for the post anesthesia patient

Assesses the patient and responds to immediate patient needs

Recognizes unstable or potential emergency situations and responds appropriately

Possess knowledge of anesthesia techniques and agents

Competency in airway management

Competency to extubate 

Assesses and medicates appropriately for pain control

Initiates nursing actions based on interpretation of physiological changes


Position Qualifications:

Graduate of accredited professional nursing program

Current RN licensure in the State of California.

Current American Heart Association BLS certification (maintain current at all times)

Current American Heart Association ACLS certification (maintain current at all times)

Current American Heart Association PALS certification (maintain current at all times)

Prior clinical experience is desired.

Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with people on all levels and able to maintain positive working relationships with patients, families, and co-workers inter- and intra-departmentally.

Possess active listening skills.

Demonstrates knowledge of current nursing theory and practice.

Compassionate, non-judgmental patient caregiver and advocate.

Must be able to tolerate physically and mentally demanding work.

Possesses audible acuity necessary for taking blood pressures and maintaining patient safety.

Completion of mandatory programs to meet TJC standards is a job requirement

Must successfully complete EKG test within the first 30 days of hire 

Job:  Surgical Services
Primary Location:  Palm Springs, California
Facility:  Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type:  Full-time
Shift Type:  Days

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