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Job ID: 85009
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a RN ASC Pre-Op/PACU for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. 

The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $42.23 – $63.35. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

*** Hiring Bonus & Relocation Assistance may be available! ***

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Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks - there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives! 

Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and coordinating patient care through the preoperative and/or postoperative phase of care. Participates with other facility team members to provide optimal patient care and efficient patient flow, taking into consideration the population-specific needs for patients at all stages of life.

Details of the position:

  • Patient Care: Performs professional preoperative nursing care for patients to ensure a caring patient experience.
  • Patient Care: Coordinates with other internal or external disciplines that are involved in providing patient care.
  • Patient Care: Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates patient care provided by coaching, training, and developing ancillary personnel while documenting findings.
  • Patient Care: Evaluates outcomes and adjusts the nursing care plans as necessary in consultation with other nursing staff and physicians. Documents patient care and the response received from the care provided by staff.
  • Patient Care: Enhances patient flow by proactively coordinating with other departments for patient care.
  • Patient Care: Assures that patient is knowledgeable about the procedures being performed and communicates efficiently with family or support persons.
  • Patient Care: Prepares patients for procedures and ensures that surgical sites are marked.
  • Patient Care: Administers medication and controls narcotics for patients as ordered by the physician.
  • Patient Care: Performs venipuncture as necessary for IV starts.
  • Patient Recovery: Assesses the patient's recovery from sedation and/or anesthesia and makes appropriate judgments for nursing intervention. Recognizes life-threatening arrhythmias and initiates appropriate therapy and/or assures assistance.
  • Patient Recovery: Monitors patient levels of consciousness through communication and appropriate observation of blood pressure, O2 saturation, cardiac and respiratory statuses.
  • Patient Recovery: Prepare patients for discharge with postoperative instructions per orders from physicians and assesses patient readiness for discharge using discharge criteria.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Accredited School of Nursing Required.
  • Minimum of 1 year Required: Related experience in a multi-specialty PREOP/PACU, preferably in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.
  • Required: Completion of an accredited OR training program.
  • Required: Registered Nurse in state of practice.
  • Required: Basic Life Support for healthcare providers.
  • Required: Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • Required: Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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