Registered Nurse - PreOp - PACU - Ambulatory Surgery Center

Sutter Health Modesto, CA
Performs patient assessment, care and teaching in the preoperative and postoperative units. As a nursing professional, uses the nursing process to provide patient 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.

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF)is a non-profit, multi-specialty health care organization affiliated with Sutter Health. Based in Modesto, SGMF provides quality medical care, health education and research activities in a five-county area. SGMF's medical staff includes family practitioners, internists and pediatricians, as well as a range of specialist physicians. Services include imaging, nuclear medicine, a health library, health education programs, occupational medicine, diabetes education, nutrition counseling, infertility counseling, and weight management


Education: Must have a valid Registered Nurse current license to practice nursing in the State of California. A Bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred.

Experience: Significant experience working in a PACU supporting multi-specialties, preferably in an ambulatory surgery center is required. This level of experience is typically achieved in approximately three years

Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to tactfully interact with diverse health professionals, physicians and patients.

* Extensive knowledge of recommended Peri-Anesthesia standards/ practices and infection control.

* Current knowledge regarding equipment utilized in the PACU

* Must have a working knowledge of applicable regulations and standards.

Special Skills/Equipment:

* Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communications, functional supervision/ delegation and human relations is required

* Must be a flexible, creative individual who is open to change along with the ability to handle multiple priorities.

* Requires the ability to operate and trouble-shoot PACU equipment.

* BLS and ACLS required

* PALS required where the pediatric population is served.

* Computer skills are required.

* Adult training skills are preferred.