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Estimated Pay $32 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Alexandria, Louisiana

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Introduction

Are you looking for a place to deliver excellent care patients deserve? At Rapides Regional Medical Center we support our colleagues in their positions. Join our Team as a(an) Registered Nurse PACU and access programs to assist with every stage of your career.

Benefits

Rapides Regional Medical Center offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Are you a continuous learner? With more than 94,000 nurses throughout HCA Healthcare, we are one of the largest employers of nurses in the United States. Education is key to excellence! As a majority owner of Galen College of Nursing, which joins Research College of Nursing and Mercy School of Nursing as educational facilities within the HCA Healthcare family, we make it easier and more affordable to gain certifications and job skills. Apply today for our Registered Nurse PACU opening and continue to learn!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The PACU nurse serves as primary caregiver for an individual or a small group of patients. Uses the process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to provide or assist in providing patient focused, outcome oriented patient care in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Rapides Regional Medical Center. Maintains clinical competence for all age groups. Effectively communicates with all members of the healthcare team and promotes patient satisfaction strategies to enhance the patient experience.

What you will do in this role:

  • The PACU nurse serves as the primary provider of patient care and is ultimately responsible and accountable to the patient for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient focused, outcome oriented care.
  • Through assessment of the patient’s physical, nutritional, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, cultural, educational, and rehabilitative needs, problems are identified and documented in the clinical record and communicated to the physician, case manager, and ancillary departments when appropriate
  • Appropriate standards of care, care plans, and interventions are initiated, professionally modified, and communicated to the patient and other members of the healthcare team
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: pediatric, children, adolescent, adult, geriatric
  • Provides patient/family health education that promotes healthy behaviors, supports recovery, and enables the patient/family to be involved in decisions about their own care
  • The patient’s responses to interventions and progress toward desired outcomes are assessed, re-assessed, evaluated, and documented in the clinical record
  • Patient care activities are coordinated through collaboration and planning with other members of the healthcare team
  • Physicians’ orders are carried out accurately and efficiently, and clarified when necessary
  • Adverse or sudden changes in the patient’s conditions are promptly communicated to the physician, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or family with specific and pertinent data
  • Able to identify potential or actual victims of abuse and understands the proper reporting mechanism
  • Able to recognize adverse drug reactions and demonstrates understanding of proper reporting mechanism once reaction is identified
  • Appropriately assesses the patient’s pain and involves the patient in effective management of that pain using appropriate interventions
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for administration of blood and blood products and appropriately monitors the patient receiving blood/blood products for any transfusion reaction; takes proper measures once a reaction is recognized
  • Patient care equipment is utilized safely and efficiently in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Standard precautions are promoted and followed in the utilization of principles of infection control in patient care
  • Achieves stated goals related to job performance
  • Educational attendance records reveal attendance at all required educational programs/in-services
  • Able to anticipate opportunities to provide excellent customer service by consistently practicing positive customer service behaviors, being proactive in service recovery, and serving as a liaison between patients, families, physicians and other members of the health care team
  • Able to develop and maintain a professional relationship with each staff member by demonstrating effective communication to promote teamwork, establishing goals on the unit in relation to patient care and staff development, and creating an environment conducive to the delivery of quality patient care as evidenced by an open and cooperative work environment
  • Models commitment to the organization by cultivating an environment of trust, serving as a resource to peers, and displaying appropriate behavior that positively influences the morale of the unit
  • Exhibits professional appearance by adhering to the Dress Code policy

What qualifications you will need:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • PALS Pediatric Adv Life Supt must be obtained within 6 months of employment start date
  • Registered Nurse Diploma
  • Graduate Nurse, or Registered Nurse
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support, or CPR for Healthcare Providers must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Shift: Days, rotating weekends

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Rapides Regional Medical Center is a 350+ bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana. We offer services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care. Our medical staff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties. At Rapides Regional we believe that well-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. By joining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital. This culture impacts the well-being of patients and their families. It also impacts your colleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. Learn what our commitment to patient satisfaction, service excellence and professional expertise can do for your career.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If growth and continued learning is important to you, we encourage you to apply for our Registered Nurse PACU opening. Our team will promptly review your application. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.