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Registered Nurse - PACU/Recovery Room at Penn Medicine Princeton Health (Per Diem Tier III)

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Job ID: 126866
Category: Nursing
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


The PACU at Penn Medicine Princeton Health is a 14-bed Recovery Unit located in Plainsboro, NJ.

Registered Nurses are responsible for establishing a therapeutic relationship and an individualized plan of care with the patient for the Perioperative period and for communicating that plan of care to his/her collaborative partners. Registered Nurses are accountable for planning, delivering, coordinating, evaluating, and modifying the patient’s care for that defined period of time. The Registered Nurses will effectively transition the plan of care with attention to continuity across shifts and settings. The Registered Nurse will assure communication between patients, families and all members of the health care team. The Registered Nurse delegates and functions in accordance with the NJ Board of Nursing Statutes and Regulations.

Some job functions and duties will include:
-The Registered Nurse collects and documents comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation, in a systematic and on-going process.
-The Registered Nurse will use appropriate evidence-based assessment techniques in collection of data.
-The Registered Nurse analyzes the assessment data to determine diagnoses or issues
-The Registered Nurse develops and documents an individualized plan of care considering patient characteristics or the situation.
-The Registered Nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or situation, considering patient/family cultural values, ethics, environment, and other associated risks, benefits, costs and current scientific evidence
-The Registered Nurse coordinates implementation of the individualized plan of care and documents interventions and any modifications of the identified plan.
-The Registered Nurse evaluates and documents progress toward attainment of outcomes, including the patient and others involved in the care or situation.

Minimum Requirements:


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN required or at least in pursuit.
Related Work Experience
-One year Medical/Surgical, Critical Care, PACU or O.R experience preferred
-Active New Jersey Registered Nurse (RN) License
-Basic Life Saving (BLS) Certification - required
-Advanced Cardiac Life Saving (ACLS) Certification – required
-Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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