Clinical Nurse III - PACU

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7245192 (Ref:10025801)

Posted: May 17, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $57.55 - $83.45 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the transformative team atCity of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

Position Summary

As a Clinical Nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at City of Hope, you will play a critical role in the healthcare continuum, providing specialized care to patients recovering from anesthesia and surgery. Your responsibilities encompass various aspects of patient care, from monitoring vital signs to managing pain and ensuring a smooth transition from the operating room to the recovery phase. Your expertise in the PACU is essential to ensuring patient safety, comfort, and a successful post-operative recovery. You will be an integral part of our dedicated team of healthcare professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of cancer patients. This opportunity is for full-time, 12-hour shifts (3 per week), and designated for the day shift (variable start times between 8:00am - 11:00am). This position is also eligible for a unit differential up to $5.20/hr additional.

Up to $20,000 Sign-on Bonus Available!

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Post-Anesthesia Care: Provide expert nursing care to patients recovering from surgery and anesthesia. Monitor vital signs, assess pain levels, and administer medications as needed to ensure optimal recovery.
  • Patient Assessment: Conduct thorough patient assessments and collaborate with healthcare teams to develop individualized care plans. Recognize and respond to any post-operative complications promptly.
  • Patient Education: Educate patients and their families about post-operative care, including pain management, wound care, and discharge instructions, ensuring they are well-informed and comfortable during their recovery.
  • Critical Thinking: Use your clinical expertise to make informed decisions, evaluate patient responses to treatments, and intervene when necessary. Ensure patient safety and comfort throughout the recovery process.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals to ensure seamless patient care. Effective communication and teamwork are essential in the PACU environment.
  • Quality Care: Adhere to City of Hope's high standards for patient care, safety, and infection control protocols. Maintain accurate and detailed patient records.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in Nursing is required
  • Current California RN license
  • Minimum of three (3) years related experience, PACU or Critical Care experience preferred
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association
  • ACLS through American Heart Association
  • PALS through American Heart Association

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, pleaseclick here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, pleaseclick here.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $57.55 - $83.45 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7245192 (Ref:10025801)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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