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PACU Registered Nurse

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare
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Title: PACU Registered Nurse
JobID: 5663
  • Description
    The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) focuses on the Phase I post-operative patient in the immediate period after a surgical procedure requiring the use of anesthetic agents.  Adult and pediatric patients of all ages and acuities for many different types of surgery are observed in a critical care environment until the patient is stable enough to transition to the next level of care.  PACU nurses are team-oriented and have been successful in putting into place patient care that has been widely praised by patients, families, visitors, and regulatory agencies.  They collaborate with anesthesiologists, surgeons, internists, and other services as needed to provide the most current evidence-based care to each individual patient who accesses the services provided by PACU. 
    Our unit is an ideal place for nurses looking to optimize their clinical expertise, time management, and critical thinking skills.
    ·         UMC General Hospital Orientation
    ·         UMC General Nursing Orientation
    ·         Electronic Documentation training.
    Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
    ·         Unit specific orientation is in addition to UMC’s General Hospital Orientation and General Nursing Orientation
    ·         Orientation consists of observation, classroom, and clinical hours over a 6-8 week period.
    ·         Classroom orientation takes place over approximately 1 week. 
    ·         During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor.  The preceptor is chosen to best fit your personality and learning style.
    ·         Unique training includes patient assessment documentation and care of the perianesthesia patient.
    ·         Clinical orientation will be conducted on days during regular business hours.
    ·         Professional growth and development opportunities are available and encouraged including:  committee participation, educational, and leadership advancement.  Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide.
    ·         Other opportunities include: mentoring and a mix of core and flexible scheduling to optimize staffing and balance for our employees.  
    ·         Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
    ·         Valid Texas Graduate Nurse Permit required.
    ·         Current CPR certification from American Heart Association.  
    ·         Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
    ·         Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
    ·         Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance may be required.
    ·         Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
    ·         Competitive compensation based on education and experience
    ·         Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
    ·         Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
    ·         Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
    ·         Eligible for yearly annual increase
    ·         Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months
    ·         Uniform Payroll deduction
    ·         Certification Exam reimbursement
    ·         Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
    ·         Vision Insurance
    ·         Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
    ·         Supplemental Insurance Programs
    ·         Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
    ·         PTO and Extended Illness
    UMC Health System is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. More than 300,000 patients a year have come to expect our dedication to service and the top-tier care we provide.  UMC Health System employs almost 3,000 people. The system has been honoured among the Best Places to Work in Texas. We pride ourselves with having one of the highest employee satisfaction rates in the nation. Through UMC’s partnership with Texas Tech University, the health system produces ground-breaking research and innovative technology, including a number of nationally recognized clinical trials in breast and prostate cancers. Patients of the Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center are treated with the most modern medical systems available.  Since opening in 1978, UMC has been the first to offer lifesaving services to the region.
    ·         UMC's Children's Hospital was the first to have neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. 
    ·         UMC maintains the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. 
    ·         UMC's Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center is the only burn center between Dallas and Phoenix. 
    We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion.”

Job Type: On Call/PRN
Category: Nursing
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