Pediatric PACU - Post-Anesthesia Nurse - (Pedi PACU RN - Peds PACU RN)

  1. San Diego,CA
  2. Sep 02, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
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12974849 Job Description & Requirements
Pediatric PACU - Post-Anesthesia Nurse - (Pedi PACU RN - Peds PACU RN)
StartDate: 09/24/2017Available Shifts: 10 D/E Pay Rate: $32.00 - 35.00

PACU 38 beds (pre Op 16) NP Ratio 1:1-2; D/C area 1:3-4. Airway mgmt/vents/extubation/pain control/ cardiac monitoring/fluid and electrolyte mgtmt/discharge instructions. All RN staff. Shifts flexible/possible on call. Functions at the Standard Level of nursing practice. Responsible for independently applying the nursing process through the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of pediatric patient care. Selects and administers the appropriate care taking into consideration the age and developmental level and size of the patient. Provides a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing. Should be able to identify own limitations and seek resources as needed. Responsibilities: Standards of Care; Clinical Skills and Judgment; Caring Practices; Facilitator of Learning/Clinical Inquiry; Advocacy/Moral Agency/Response to Diversity; Collaboration and Communication; Systems Thinking

The role of the pediatric PACU nurse (pediatric post-anesthesia care unit RN) is provide care for pediatric patients recovering from anesthesia, including general, local, spinal, blocks, and monitored anesthesia care (MAC). Pedi PACU nurses must have the ability to recover critically ill (ICU) patients. Because of the possibility of rapid changes in the PACU, the care rendered by pedi PACU RNs involves diligent and continuous monitoring, assessment, intervention and reassessment.

Required Qualifications
CA RN license # and expiration
BLS (AHA) , PALS
Critical care experience


Preferred Qualifications
Prefer 1 yr PEDS PACU exp but will take adult PACU with PEDS exp, 2 yrs travel preferred. ACLS Preferred

About the Facility
This not-for-profit 475-bed medical center is the only hospital in the San Diego area that is dedicated solely to pediatric care and boasts the nation's only designated pediatric trauma center. The facility maintains a clinical partnership with UCSD's Medical School and is regarded as a premier teaching hospital for training pediatric physicians. The hospital also has an extensive research division, working with the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in addition to UCSD. The recipient of many awards and commendations, the hospital has been ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties from 2010-2013 by US News and Report.

Facility Location
This California city is what the Golden State is all about: miles of sun-kissed beaches, year-round idyllic weather and a patchwork playground of multi-flavored communities. Often referred to as “America’s Finest City,” this jewel on the Pacific Coast glitters with fun, sun, a mind-boggling variety of entertainment and an abundance of exhilarating outdoor adventures.

Job Benefits
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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