Registered Nurse 8/10HR 13
Job ID: R-26486
Department: Pre/Post Op Surg
Location: Pasadena, CA
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When you join the Huntington Hospital team, you are aligning yourself with an organization whose values drive our philosophy of compassionate community care. Over the past 129 years, we’ve grown from a small 16-bed hospital to a nationally recognized healthcare leader with 619 beds. As part of our commitment to providing equitable, high-quality care to all members of our community, we embrace differences and work hard to create a place of belonging for our patients and our employees. When you join the Huntington family, you’ll be empowered to enact change that continuously improves our ability to deliver world-class care, with kindness and dignity, to all who need it.
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$51.53 – $79.86 / Hour
742900 Pre/Post Op Surg
Responsible for coordination of care to meet identified needs of the patient/family. Supervises the management of patient care utilizing critical thinking and nursing process, discharge planning, resource identification, linking and scheduling patients with required services, monitoring care delivery, advocating for the patient, care planning and evaluating outcomes. Coordinates patient care across the health care continuum, and assists other team members with meeting individual patient needs. The SDS Nurse provides quality nursing care to meet the needs of the pre and postoperative patient, including discharge for Day Surgery patients having surgery in the main OR a procedure in the Special Procedure Room within the unit. This position may require flexibility of hours. 12 hour shifts at Huntington Health are overtime-based (not a straight time rate for all 12 hours). Therefore, employees who work a full 12-hour shift will be paid their base rate for 8 hours AND overtime (1.5) for hours up to 12. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree (BSN) required. Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will be considered if enrolled in a BSN program with degree completion within 2 years of date of hire or date of transfer to an RN position. Diploma or transcripts on highest degree earned required. EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: Minimum 1 year of current experience in acute care area of expertise/equivalent service area, 2 years preferred. Must challenge and successfully pass the Basic Dysrhythmia course curriculum within 21 days of hire. Basic computer skills/experience with computerized documentation systems required. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Required: Current unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Current Basic Life Support Provider (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS), issued by American Heart Association Preferred: Current unrestricted Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC) or related certification SKILLS: Good communications skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to utilize critical thinking. Additional Unit Specific Essential Functions: 1. Ensures each patient’s readiness for surgery/procedure via a thorough assessment and reporting abnormal findings to the surgeon and anesthesiologist. 2. Utilizes steps in the “Universal Protocol” to verify patient identification, surgical procedure to be done, and site marking. 3. Provide intraprocedural care for patients having a procedure within the unit, including Sedation/Analgesia with appropriate monitoring, maintenance of the sterile field, and the “Time Out”. 4. Provides postoperative monitoring for Day Surgery patients, establishing readiness for discharge based on the SDS discharge criteria, including Aldrete Scoring and pain management. 5. Provides complete and individualized discharge instructions to patients based on the procedure performed. Answers questions appropriately and includes family/care-giver accordingly. 6. Maintains annual competencies and self studies. Attends a code blue drill every six months. 7. Maintains basic knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements and the National Patient Safety Goals. 8. Demonstrates commitment to the Customer Service standards by providing information to patients, visitors, coworkers, and physicians in a friendly, helpful, courteous manner.