Job Description & Requirements
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse - (PACU RN)
StartDate: 10/01/2019Available Shifts: 8 D/E Pay Rate: $1991.00 - 2196.00
In 2015, US News and World Report has ranked this 464 bed facility in the heart of Los Angeles as the #10 top ranking medical center! In 2013 was Voted America's Best Hospital for Patient Experience in 2012 by Women's Choice Awards! Even when we rank at the top of the industry we continue to make dramatic gains in a broad range of areas from treatment of hypertension and asthma to breast cancer screening - often reaching the top ten percent of all health care providers nationally. As one of the nations "Top Hospitals" with an "A" grade for Patient Safety, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals provide care to more than 25,000 patients admitted to our hospital and an additional 750,000 patients through our outpatient clinics.
Additional Unit Information:
Total # of beds in the unit: 12 PACU, 15 Pre-op, 10 Ambulatory. Nurse to patient ratios 2:1 or 1:1 in PACU – Pre-Op/Ambulatory: 4:1 for all shifts. No Ancillary Staff. Patients range in age mixed from Adults to Geriatrics. Staff works in 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts. Unit patient population: Orthopedic, Urology, Ophthaimology, Head & Neck, Spine, Podiatry, ENT, GYN, Pediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, Prep Open heart cases, ACID and Pacemakers, General surgery. Special Unit Procedures that could cause ethical issues: Depends on what a person considers an ethical issue. Documentation System: Health Connect Electronic Medical Record. Supplemental Staff required to float when necessary. Scrubs can be any color, RN provides their own scrubs.
1. 2 years of PACU experience required within the past 3 years
2. ICU experience which includes swans experience as well
4. Experience recovering adult and peds patients
About the Facility
A member of the Kaiser Permanente group, which offers worldclass healthcare to patients all across California, this medical center is committed to providing residents of the Greater Los Angeles area with high quality, affordable medical care. The hospital offers a range of primary and speciality services, including surgery, imaging, ER, and birthing services. The Los Angeles Medical Center prides itself on merging state of the art medical technology with a peaceful, meditative environment, as evidenced by the Healing Garden and Teen Lounge facilities which offer patients a pleasant atmosphere during convalescence.
In this playground of palm trees and year-round sunshine, wedged between snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed beaches, Los Angeles beckons with its laid-back attitude, high-energy fun and urban adventures. This bustling city is a great place to indulge in the California lifestyle, catch soft ocean breezes, explore miles of beautiful sandy beaches, shop to your heart’s content and enjoy all that this West Coast metropolis has to offer.
Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:
Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
Medical plans with dental and vision
Complimentary, high-quality private housing
401(k) and flex spending options
Accident and short-term disability coverage
Free continuing education (CE) courses
Guaranteed pay program
Tuition discount program
About the Company
Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.
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Los Angeles, California
Sep 17th, 2019