Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is looking for a Surgical Services PACU Registered Nurse Coordinator in beautiful Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Perianesthesia unit is comprised of Pre-Op and PACU Phase I and II. PACU is an 12 bed unit located in our recently built state-of-the-art Surgery Center and boasts seven new operating suites with cutting edge technology. The dynamic Peri-Operative Department team provides care to patients of all surgical specialties of all ages from neonates through geriatrics (excluding neuro and cardiac) and averages 22 cases per day. The staff in the Perianethesia unit is a highly engaged team who value commitment and teamwork in the department. Extensive orientation program developed using policy and the ASPAN (American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses) standards and Competency Based Orientation.
This position coordinates, plans, and directs the daily functioning and staffing needs of the unit or department under the guidance and direction of the director in an acute care environment. Provides leadership, positive role modeling and critical thinking skills to facilitate staff development. Serves as a liaison between all disciplines by effectively communicating, educating and problem solving. Proactively supports the quality and continuity of services throughout the healthcare systems. Assists in resolution of systems issues and enforces unit/department policy/procedures and standards of care, assists in evaluations, disciplinary and hiring functions and other duties under the direction of the director.
The successful Registered Nurse Coordinator candidate will have a minimum of 2-years experience in Med/Surg and preferred experience in Perianesthesia and/or critical care.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior.We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership.In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
ACLS/PALS certification preferred upon hire or required within 8 weeks of starting.
Full-Time, 40 hours/week, ten hour shifts
Days, plus occasionalcall shifts to include nights, holidays and weekends
* Relocation, housing assistance and bonus are available for experienced RNs!
Coordinates oversight of quality, risk management, safety and nursing standards and is a role model and resource person for providing quality patient care and maintaining clinical competency on unit/department.
Determines and directs staffing needs of unit/department on a shift-to-shift basis. Facilitates staff to patient ratios in a fiscally responsible manner under the direction of the director.
Coordinates, supports and facilitates continuity of care and communication between departments, institutions and across the continuum to ensure positive outcomes of patient care services.
Assists in oversight of staff and workflow of patients. Facilitates interdepartmental teamwork. Assists in the oversight of resource utilization for the department, including human, financial, equipment, supply resources.
Participates in evaluation process by giving input.
Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.
In some roles, this position may supervise staff.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.
Relates throughout the interview process the experience, training and education needed to perform the job.
Experience in the clinical area for which he or she is applying is desired. Must maintain clinical performance competencies appropriate to the area in which they work as demonstrated through annual validations.
Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area.
Bachelors degree preferred. Professional certification preferred. Previous experience in a leadership role preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS
DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)
Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.
Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.
Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.
Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
May require periodic use of personal computer.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.