PACU Nurse/Recovery Room Nurse in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 1/7/2023

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    Oak Park, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

***$10,000 sign on bonus for Full-time, experienced RNs! ***


Effectively delivers patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.


1. Registered Nurse with current Illinois license, BSN preferred

2. CPR certification, ACLS certification preferred

3. Two years experience in PACU, ICU, or Telemetry unit.  New Graduates are welcome.

4. Demonstrated organization and time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks

5. Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service delivery skills

6. Excellent experience leading and facilitating a wide variety of diverse patient groups required

7. Ability to assess needs, identify problems, explore alternatives and implement solutions

8. Demonstrated ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with hospital policy and governmental regulations.

9. Knowledge of basic computer operations.

10. Ability to use audio/visual equipment, telephone and other clinical equipment for patient teaching.


Functions as a clinical liaison for patient care teams and service. Through documentation and verbal communication, essential information is shared with other healthcare team members.

Interacts daily with patients, families, physicians, and unit and hospital personnel. Adjusts patient interaction and/or treatment to match each patient’s age-specific developmental, educational, or other related needs. Whenever possible, the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, interventions and evaluation efforts.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)

1. Demonstrates the WSMC Customer Service Values, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *

2. Assess treatment and care for specific patient populations and plans age appropriate care. Utilizes hands on physical assessment skills and interview techniques to formulate a clinical data base; analyzes collected information derived from patient and other sources to identify age-appropriate patient problems and needs. Re-assesses on an ongoing basis and documents findings or changes in condition in the progress notes. Assess severity of findings and obtains physician intervention as warranted. *

3. Uses data gained through assessment and collaboration with the health care team to develop a plan of care for each identified patient problem. *

4. Independently implements the plan of care utilizing professional nursing skills and collaborates with and instructs patients, members of family/significant other and heath care team. Demonstrates ability to function in emergency situations. *

5. Uses the nursing process to formulate appropriate questions for measuring outcomes. Evaluates patient responses to therapeutic intervention. Uses multiple sources of information to validate findings. Makes judgments based on the data collected. *

6. Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution, and initiates age-appropriate intervention in crisis situations. *

7. Assigns/delegates care to other qualified members of the health care team. Coordinates care between other professional disciplines as needed.

8. Documents selective data on appropriate forms and enters designated information into the computer. Actively participates in the Quality Assurance and Improvement Process. *

9. Responsible for processing patients through the phase one post anesthesia care unit while following the policies and procedures in the unit. Responsible for processing patients through the preoperative holding area. *

10. Supports department of nursing and hospital policy and procedures.

11. Complies with department policy and procedures. Complies with staffing rotations. *

12. Demonstrates responsibility for own professional practice and growth by ensuring clinical knowledge base and skills are maintained and enhanced.

13. Organizes on a continuum due to the changing status of the patients and environment.

14. Maintains environment and equipment in an appropriate manner. Supports unit teams. Resolves problems. Supports customer service. *


Physical Environment/Hazards: Must possess sufficient dexterity to use equipment, perform technical tasks and render patient care on a daily basis. Walks or stands most of shift. Must have sufficient knowledge of basic body mechanics and physical strength to safely move patients and/or equipment so as not to injure self or others. Constant interruptions and changing priorities may produce stress. Constant exposure to diagnosed and undiagnosed communicable diseases. Possibility for needle sticks.

OSHA Category I: Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

TB Exposure: There is an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take Particulate Respirator Fit testing.


This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

All employees are required to familiarize themselves and continually comply with all federal and state healthcare laws, regulations and rules (including Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements which are applicable to the employee’s job duties). Any employee who becomes aware of possible noncompliance with applicable laws is required to promptly report such possible noncompliance to his or her immediate manager or the compliance Resource Line. No adverse action or any form of retaliation shall be taken by the Hospital against any employee because of that person’s good faith report of possible noncompliance.