RN - Registered Nurse - Perianesthesia Night Shift in Noblesville, IN at Riverview Health

Date Posted: 3/8/2023

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At Riverview Health, we focus on improving the healthcare experience for those we serve, including our employees. Although Riverview Health is Noblesville’s largest employer and one of Hamilton County’s ten largest employers with a staff of more than 1,300, we provide a close-knit work environment where everyone feels like an invaluable member of the team. We do this by creating a culture that’s supportive, positive and empowering.

Perianesthesia Registered Nurse (RN) Job Functions:

  • Prepare patient for surgery or procedure. Ensure the patient chart is initiated, complete the patient assessment, confirm the procedure and/or surgical site, initiate patient IV, perform ordered labs, dispense ordered preop medications and fully document all information and care provided.

  • Provide instructions to patient and support persons as to what to expect throughout the surgery process.

  • Coordinate patient care needs with other disciplines to ensure continuity of care.

  • Monitor patient recovery from anesthesia and medical procedures. Regularly monitor and record patient vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and respiration rate.

  • Constantly assess patient for adverse reactions to the anesthesia and respond appropriately.

  • Educate each patient on the potential for reactions or side effects of anesthesia. Provide post-procedure discharge instructions to the patient and authorized patient representative that include physical, psychological, social, safety and educational and needs of the patient.

  • Provide orientation and training of new employees as assigned.

  • Function as testing personnel under CLIA1988 regulations as they relate to point of care testing as required.

  • Assist with the financial management of the designated area(s) by monitoring supply usage and waste.

Riverview Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is located throughout Hamilton County, Indiana.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
  • Minimum: ASN from an accredited school of nursing
  • Preferred: BSN from an accredited school of nursing
Experience Requirements
  • Minimum: Two (2) years of previous ambulatory surgery, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), critical care and/or strong medical/surgical nursing experience
  • Preferred: Five (5) or more years of above experience with Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) or Certified Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN).
License and Certification Requirements
  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) by date of hire or transfer into the position.
  • Basic Life Safety - BLS (AHA) 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS (AHA)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS (AHA)