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RN, Registered Nurse – PACU

CHRISTUS Health

This is a Full-time position in Corpus Christi, TX posted May 21, 2023.

Description

Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. The Registered Nurse (RN) prepares equipment and assists physician during examinations and treatments. The Registered Nurse (RN) administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors patient vital signs. The Registered Nurse (RN) observes and maintains records on patient care, condition, reaction, and progress.

The Registered Nurse (RN) participates as primary nurse, associate nurse, a team member or team leader in the planning and implementing of patient care. The Registered Nurse (RN) directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic technique and procedures. The Registered Nurse (RN) offers leadership and direction to all support staff within department.

The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at CHRISTUS Surgical Hospital is a critical department that provides exceptional care to patients recovering from surgical procedures. Our PACU has 28 bays and is equipped to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Our facility has 33 beds, 11 Operating Rooms, 2 Endoscopy Procedure rooms, and 3 Isolation Rooms.

Our PACU team consists of highly trained nurses, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to delivering compassionate care and ensuring patient safety. We provide care for patients who have undergone a range of surgical procedures, with our primary focus being orthopedic surgeries, particularly hip and knee replacement surgeries using the exclusive and less invasive MAKOplasty procedure. We also care for patients undergoing general, ENT, eye, podiatry, dental, plastics, bariatric, and GYN surgeries.

Our PACU team is committed to providing the best possible care to our patients by focusing on their individual needs. We maintain an environment where our surgeons and staff consistently deliver excellent and compassionate care, resulting in superior patient outcomes. We pride ourselves on our positive work culture, which includes a motivated, team-oriented staff. We recognize that our employees are critical to our success, and we value their contributions.

Overall, the PACU at our surgical hospital is a critical department that provides exceptional care to our patients. Our team is committed to delivering the best possible care and maintaining a positive work culture to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care possible.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care
  • One-year experience in nursing preferred. 
  • Critical care or acute care experience preferred
  • Current Texas State RN License
  • CPR (American Heart Association)
  • ACLS within 6 months of hire/transfer date (All Facilities)
  • PALS required within 18 months of hire/transfer date (For Alice, Beeville, and Kleberg facilities)
  • TNCC required within 18 months of hire/transfer date (For Shoreline)
  • NIHSS required within 90 days of hire/transfer date (For Shoreline)

Work Type:

Full Time

CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the mission of CHRISTUS Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

To support our healthcare ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on staff who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.

 

EXTENDING THE HEALING MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST

We are inspired by our mission, vision and core values to deliver compassionate, high quality health care, improving the health of the communities we serve. Above all, we are committed to providing our customers and their family members with a truly unique healing experience, one that embodies our values and respects the dignity and worth of each person. Creating a health care system that is truly excellent in all areas is an ongoing effort.