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Weekend Cadre Pre-Op/PACU Registered Nurse RN

Company: OakLeaf Surgical Hospital
Location: Altoona
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Are you an experienced RN looking for a unique opportunity to balance your work and personal life? Join our team as a Weekend Cadre Pre-op/PACU RN at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital and enjoy a rewarding career with exceptional benefits. In this position, you will play a crucial role in our patients' care, ensuring they receive the best possible treatment and support during the weekend. Your expertise and dedication will help us maintain a safe, comfortable, and healing environment for our patients.
Position Highlights:


  • Schedule: Work 12-hour shifts on Fridays and Saturdays (variable daytime hours), and on-call for 12 hours on Sundays.
  • Status: .6 FTE - part-time.
  • Compensation: All hours worked will be paid at time and a half. On-Call hours will be paid at $2.50 per hour. Call back is paid at time and a half.
  • Benefits: This part-time position is benefit eligible, offering comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with an employer contribution, company paid life insurance, 401(k) retirement play with a 4% company match, free scrubs with laundry service, free meals, PTO, tuition and wellness reimbursement, and more!
  • Program Commitment: Those hired into the Weekend Cadre Program will make a 12-month commitment to the Program. The Weekend Cadre will commit to working 48 out of 52 weekends per year. One of the four weekends off a year being an OakLeaf Surgical recognized holiday weekend, and the other three out of the four weekends must be a non-holiday weekend

    Job Summary:The Pre-Op/PACU RN is a vital member of the surgical team, responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care to patients in both the pre-operative and post anesthesia care unit (PACU) settings. This role maintains a safe, comfortable environments for the patients undergoing surgery and provides critical care during the immediate post-operative period.
    Essential Job Functions:
    --- Plans and directs all nursing care for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures and for patients while in the recovery room--- Provides high quality nursing care through patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation--- Exhibits accuracy in recording, interpreting, and responding to a continuous stream of data and serves as the guardian of the patient's well-being by utilizing critical thinking skills--- Describes the perioperative experience to the patient and significant other including what to expect before, during, and after procedure--- Obtains pertinent patient records prior to patient's arrival for pre-op testing --- Performs all preoperative testing needed the day of surgery, i.e. labs, EKG--- Reports abnormal values to anesthesiologist and surgeon in a timely manner--- Performs a surgical site identification and verifies consent on every patient--- Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care--- Reviews postoperative instructions and prescriptions from the surgeon with patient and significant other and documents in the patient record--- Informs the patient and family about appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home--- Determines that the patient and significant other understand the conditions that require immediate care and the method to obtain immediate care--- Prepares, administers, and records prescribed medications--- Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol--- Records all care information concisely, accurately, and completely, in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms--- Assists in positioning and responding to the comfort and safety of the patient--- Provides for accurate care and handling of specimens--- Observes and enforces strict standards of asepsis--- Inventories all patient belongings preoperatively--- Reports all occurrences in a timely manner--- Regular and prompt work-site attendance--- Performs other duties as they are assigned
    Qualifications, Knowledge & Ability:--- Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.--- Current RN licensure in the State of Wisconsin--- BLS certification is required upon hire--- Must be able to achieve ACLS and PALS certification within six months of hire--- Five (5) or more years' experience in perioperative, PACU, CCU, and/or ER nursing --- Ability to relate and work effectively with others--- Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards--- Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement--- Is aware of professional nursing standards and performs in accordance with them

Keywords: OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Eau Claire , Weekend Cadre Pre-Op/PACU Registered Nurse RN, Healthcare , Altoona, Wisconsin

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