Nov 17, 2023

Registered Nurse / RN PACU

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Montclair, NJ, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

Job Description


Registered Nurse RN, Post Anesthesia Care Recovery Room PACU, Full Time, Rotating

Who We Are

Patient focused, community oriented, conveniently located and equipped with technology that rivals the nation’s most prestigious healthcare systems, Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center offers a comprehensive and growing array of services delivered by caring and highly skilled medical professionals. We’re proud of the therapeutic and administrative upgrades we have made. Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The physicians, nurses and volunteers who are a part of the Mountainside family are your friends and neighbors. We're your community, your hospital and team, working hard for you.

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is proud to continue to provide world-class health care services in a community setting. Our 365 bed medical center has successfully transitioned from a stand-alone facility to being part of Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated network in New Jersey. Mountainside is a joint venture between Hackensack Meridian Health and Ardent Health Services, one of the country’s leading private hospital management companies.

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate Registered Nurse--Post Anesthesia Care Unit to join the Mountainside Team!


What You’ll Do

The Registered Nurse—Post Anesthesia Care Unit will provide care for post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia, including general, regional, and local.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Coordinate all nursing care for patients recovering from an invasive procedure or surgery who has received general anesthesia, deep sedation and in some cases local anesthesia
  • Collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes while maintaining a family centered experience
  • Collect patient’s health data
  • Analyze assessment data in determining patient problems
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes
  • Implement interventions identified in the plan of care
  • Evaluate patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes and preparation for discharge from the PACU to either Phase 2 Recovery or hospital inpatient unit
  • Assist with the plan of care, evaluate, modify and coordinate care, and communicate well with other disciplines
  • Delegate tasks to unlicensed personnel in compliance with the Board of Nursing
  • Maintain confidentiality with all information
  • Contribute to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care
  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned


What You’ll Bring

  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing required, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred
  • Minimum of 1+ years’ experience as an RN in a hospital PACU or Critical Care Unit
  • Current valid NJ State professional Registered Nurse license
  • Current BLS certification
  • ACLS (obtainable within the first three months of employment)
  • PALS (obtainable within the first three months of employment)
  • Successful completion of a Basic Arrhythmia Training
  • Ability to initiate IV therapy, blood specimen collection, point of care testing, perform EKG, phlebotomy (skills obtainable within the first three months of employment)
  • Ability to manage a patient’s airway including us of mechanical ventilation.
  • Ability to multi-task, reacting to changes quickly/productively, and tolerate interruptions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current computer systems, equipment or programs used in the organization, knowledge of Epic a plus

What We Offer

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with Company match
  • Company paid basic life insurance and long term disability coverage
  • Generous paid time off, including an additional extended illness bank
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement and career development opportunities

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.