The main purpose of the PACU - Pre-op/Post-op/Pre-op Holding Area Registered Nurse is to provide quality care according to Cambridge Health Alliance and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses standards of nursing practice. The PACU RN will care for in-patients and out-patients during the pre-operative, Phase 1, and Phase 2 post-operative periods.
The Pre-op/Post-op/POH RN nurse will demonstrate the ability to provide the functions of admission, recovery and discharge for patients having undergone any form of anesthesia. The Pre-op/Post-op/Pre-op Holding Area nurse knows and understands the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of nursing service. Clinical nursing leadership at Cambridge Health Alliance is manifested by personal commitment, accountability, and initiative in clinical practice. Patients are our priority. It is the clinical nurse who assists patients to reach their health care goals.
Qualifications/Experience: RN, graduate of an accredited school of nursing. All newly hired RN candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree required or within one year from date of hire. Current RN MA licensure required American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications required. Minimum 2 years current critical care/PACU experience is required. On call obligations required.