Registered Nurse PACU Surgical Obs Unit -$10,000. Sign On Bonus
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR63832
Are you seeking an amazing Registered Nurse II role with our Surgical Obs Unit? Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital is the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore and has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report and three-times recognized as a Magnet Status Hospital.
Incredible Work/Life benefits include an annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentor, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and excellent discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more! We also provide tuition assistance for degreed programs, and for some Nursing programs, we offer to pre-pay. Our medical/dental/vision benefits are available to our caregivers on their first day of employment! And we offer two different mechanisms for planning for your retirement, a 403(b) and a defined contribution plan.
Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for Registered Nurse II to support our Post Anesthesia Care Surgical Obs Unit. The candidate who is selected will assume responsibility and accountability for adult patients, admitted for observation and inpatient admission awaiting bed availability following a surgical procedure. Patients may require a level of care up to and including centralized cardiac monitoring and pulse oximetry monitoring. Provide care using the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members.
Shift Requirements: The predominant shift will be 7a- 7:30 pm, with rotating midnight shifts as needed (12 hours shift). One weekend a month and two holidays a year - per the department guidelines.
Performs and documents accurate clinical assessments of patients on admission and throughout hospital stay according to established standards. Assesses the need for referrals for discharge planning.
Identifies actual and potential problems for which the patient is at risk.
Initiates follows and modifies a nursing plan of care based on assessment and diagnosis.
Assesses and documents patient response to interventions.
Individualizes teaching methods to best suit patient/family learning needs and abilities. Revises educational plans to meet needs as they change.
Encourages patient/family participation in the discharge process and informed decision-making.
Administers medications in a safe and effective manner.
Responds effectively to patient crisis situations as outlined in unit-specific standards.
Initiates and participates in team meetings and interdisciplinary discussions regarding patient care or practice. Elicits input from other team members. Hand-offs are accurate and include the patient or family's input to assure concerns or needs are being addressed.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to patients 16 years of age and older. This includes knowledge of growth and development as well as the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs and to provide equivalent care.
Establishes and maintains a sound knowledge base of nursing care necessary for the specific patient population. Shares clinical knowledge through mentoring of others.
Utilizes effective verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, and ancillary department staff.
Effectively delegates duties and tasks to other nursing staff after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.
Encourages each team member's contributions.
Enhances the professional growth of self by staying current in clinical practice, incorporating research into practice, and participating in teams, committees, and task forces. Supports unit Shared Decision-Making activities.
Represents the patient when the patient cannot represent their self.
Seeks available resources to help understand, formulate, and implement ethical decisions.
Commitment to obtaining BSN within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.
Qualified applicants MUST have at least one year experience of med/surg. ICU preferred.
Current RN licensure in the State of Delaware
Applicants selected for the position will be expected to train to Prep and Holding, Phase I, Phase II via the PACU Fellowship after 1 year of service or 2 years total Med/Surg Experience Applicants with less than 2 years but at least 1 year of ICU experience will be expected to train to Prep and Holding, Phase I, Phase II via a traditional orientation after 2 years of experience total has been achieved.
The successful candidate may be eligible for a $10,000 sign-on- bonus to be paid over a period of 12 months.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.