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Staff Nurse (RN) - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PER DIEM)

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: New Britain
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Description Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: In the Main Pre op / PACU experienced required. Rotating as needed to pre op and PACU.
Hours of operation 6am to 11pm M-F. Weekend hours available and Holiday Commitment required.
Work where -every moment -matters.
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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut is an acute-care community teaching hospital, we provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in general medicine and surgery, as well as a wide variety of specialties. Staffed by our talented team of leading professionals, The Hospital of Central Connecticut provides a wide array of services throughout the region, caring for patients from birth through the end of life.
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Job Description:
Post-anesthesia care unit nurses at The Hospital of Central Connecticut are responsible for both pre- and post-operative care. The PACU nurses prepare patients for surgery by initiating IV's, administering medications, providing patient education, and validating required documentation. Post-operatively, the PACU nurse is responsible for recovering patients from anesthesia and managing postoperative care, following best-practice guidelines from The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). We are a 10 bed PACU, providing care to a variety of surgical services, such as general surgery, robotics, urology, gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, thoracic, colorectal surgery, and trauma. Also included is managing the recovery of some higher-acuity vascular surgery patients. - -We are a busy service, providing 24/7 coverage with some on-call requirements. - -ICU experience is preferred although we will consider nurses with ED, step-down and floor-level experience on an individual basis. - -ACLS certification is required for external candidates as we frequently care for ICU and step-down patients. Nurse/Patient ratio is 2:1. We are looking for candidates with a positive outlook and a teamwork mentality.Qualifications Current Connecticut RN License
Graduate of an accredited nursing school
ICU experience preferred, will consider ED, step-down and floor-level experience
BSN Preferred
BLS certification by the American Heart Association required prior to date of hire
ACLS required for external candidates
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We take great care of careers.
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, New Britain , Staff Nurse (RN) - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PER DIEM), Healthcare , New Britain, Connecticut

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