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Job Details

RN - PACU

Category: Registered Nurse
Location:
CHA Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02139

Department: PACU PREOP CH
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: (2) 8hr + (2) 10 hr shifts; 6a-8p with on-call requirements
Hours/Week: 36
Date Posted: 10/22/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-124545

Job Details

CHA Perioperative Services consists of Orthopedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Plastics, Podiatry, Vascular and Endoscopy and many other services.

Cambridge Health Alliance's experienced Surgery team has performed thousands of procedures at some of Boston's finest teaching hospitals. Today, we have recruited highly-regarded surgeons and are able to provide state-of-the-art care in our operating rooms. The department has grown significantly adding skilled surgeons who bring specialized care to our communities. Our most recent initiatives include a minimally invasive surgery program, hepatobiliary and pancreatic program, and multidisciplinary breast center. All of our Surgeons handle routine cases as well as more complex procedures. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to reduce the discomfort and recovery time of surgery. Many procedures can now be done on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day. These procedures including Endoscopy are performed at Cambridge and Everett hospital and outpatient Endoscopy is performed at Somerville Hospital.

The Perianesthesia (PACU) RN is responsible for all aspects of care for perioperative patients in the preoperative phase and immediate post-operative phase through discharge. The perianesthesia nurse manages all aspects of nursing care for patients in pre-anesthesia testing, Surgical Day Care and PACU. RN will do pre-admission, preop and PACU nurse duties. Demonstrates an ability to think critically, make confident decisions in a fast-paced clinical environment and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.

Qualifications/Experience:
Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing
Current Massachusetts RN License in good standing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree required or within one year from date of hire
Current American Heart Association BLS certification required
Current American Heart Association ACLS certifications required
Current American Heart Associaiton PALS certifications required
Two years current PACU or Critical Care related experience that includes recovery of patients over a continuum of care from general, regional or local anesthesia and moderate sedation is preferred

Variable start times; on call obligations required including weekday nights, weekends and holidays

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