HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU On Call Team - FT (M-F 3:30pm-7:30am) in Cartersville, Georgia

Must smile and make eye contact. The PACU RN delivers perioperative care to the surgical patient, across the lifespan, using the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. This care follows ambulatory surgical procedures and more invasive, extensive surgeries requiring inpatient hospitalization. The PACU RN is responsible for the management of the postoperative patient during the altered states of consciousness. Care includes airway management, physiological monitoring, management of fluid lines, tubes, drains, catheters,and pain management. Provides perioperative instructional teaching to patient/family that promotes rehabilitation based on age/development and situational specific needs. Daily use of analytical and decision-making skills. Maintains cost-effectiveness. Responsible for meeting the established policies/standards of practice for this facility and ASPAN guidelines. Participate in Performance Improvement Activities to assure continuous Quality Improvement. Maintains cultural and diversity awareness when dealing with patients, visitors, and co-workers. Promotes a supportive, team-work oriented environment.Fulfills departmental responsibilities with the long-range plan, mission, vision and values of CMC.Promotes and maintains patient safety standards.

Cartersville Medical Center is a 119-bed acute care community hospital and regional cancer center (The Hope Center) located in Cartersville in beautiful Northwest Georgia, just 40 miles north of Atlanta and 60 miles south of Chattanooga, TN. Cartersville Medical Center has received an “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety. Cartersville Medical Center has also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSMHonor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing quality evidence-based stroke treatment, according to nationally recognized, research guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Previous nursing experience with Med Surg or ICU experience preferred. Current state of Georgia RN license. Basic Healthcare Provider (BLS) Certification required within 90 days of hire or promotion. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 90 days of hire or promotion. Must be within 30 minutes of the facility when on call.

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU On Call Team - FT (M-F 3:30pm-7:30am)

Location: Georgia-Cartersville-Cartersville Medical Center-Cartersville

Requisition ID: 08625-6464