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Registered Nurse - PACU - 1314141

Bakersfield, CA

Registered Nurse – PACU




Shifts: Days


Responsible for performing assessments, developing a plan of care, implementing and evaluating the care. The RN administers medications and treatments as ordered by physicians and in keeping with the current clinical nursing practice.  The RN is responsible for directing, monitoring and evaluating the care delegated to non-licensed personnel.  As a member of the interdisciplinary care team, the RN works collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care. In addition, the RN performs a range of technical services in a cross-functional mode to comprehensively serve patient needs.  Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.



  • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse with current state licensure. BLS certification required upon hire. ACLS certification required upon hire. PALS certification required upon hire for RN’s working in the Emergency Department. Basic Arrhythmia Exam will be given upon orientation and must pass with 85% rate to show competency.
  • Experience: Minimum of one-year adult, acute care with cardiology/cardiovascular nursing preferred.  RNs with less than one year experience in acute care will be considered a new graduate.

Essential Functions:

  • Completes admission assessment and periodic reassessments according to patient's progress and/or unit protocols and age - specific parameters. 
  • Documents findings and communicates all pertinent information to interdisciplinary team members as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in the development, evaluation, and revision of the plan of care as appropriate to meet the patient's needs and goals. 
  • Provides competent direct care and ensures the provision of a safe and comforting environment resulting in a high level of patient satisfaction. 
  • Assists healthcare team members in the understanding of hospital policies and procedures. 
  • Provides education to patients/families/significant others, incorporating age-specific criteria and assessment of readiness to learn.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains standard precautions.
  • Administers medications and completes treatments according to hospital policy and within age -specific parameters.
  • Maintains all necessary documentation.
  • Facilitates discharge plan in collaboration with interdisciplinary team. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient care equipment. 
  • Coordinates response of the interdisciplinary team to emergency situations.
  • Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. 
  • Documents required information and complied with all Point of Care quality control standards.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care and revise plan by the patient’s response to treatment. Evaluate plan regularly for effectiveness.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Resource Nurse, Team Leader, and Physician.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based on protocol.
  • Able to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients per policy.
  • Able to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary. 


*Sign On Bonus - RNs with two or more years experience are qualified. Additional details provided upon offer. (Terms and conditions apply)


Competitive Pay - USD $83,324 to $139,547.  Full Suite of Benefits.


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