RN - PACU

Location: Elgin, IL

Type of Job: Travel or Local Contract

Job Description

The Post Anesthetic Care Unit Registered nurse will be responsible for the daily care of patients that have just undergone anesthesia during a medical procedure. Post Anesthetic Care Unit Registered nurses care for a wide variety of patients, from adults to children and play an important role in the patient's recovery.

Responsibilities

As a PACU RN your responsibilities include:
  • Analyze the health of the patient and give medications as needed.
  • Assisting patients with personal needs immediately after their procedure as they are brought back to consciousness.
  • Monitor the patient's vitals and make sure that no complications arise.
  • Take care of the patients post-op wounds and replace dressings when necessary.

Requirements

One year of experience as a PACU RN within the past two years.
  • Current Nursing License in good standing.
  • Current Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
  • Negative Drug Screen.

Benefits

  • Weekly Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • AFLAC
  • Referral Bonus
  • Renewal Bonus
  • 401-K
  • Joint Commission Certified

Elgin, IL

Chicago is an epicenter of culture where a travel nurse can spend months of exploring without reaching the end of the city's gigantic to-do list. Located in the Midwest, Chicagoans enjoy four distinct seasons. Each season brings with it a new menu of ways to experience the city whether exploring the beaches of Lake Michigan via water taxi or getting hot cocoa and ice skating at famous Millennium Park. 

Although it's a bustling city, Chicago is filled with diverse smaller neighborhoods with identities of their own. As the starting place for several world-famous comedians, Chicago's a great place for comedy lovers to take in a show. Go to Second City, the home theater of many of Saturday Night Live's own comedians. 

Music loving nurses will feel right at home in Chicago. Its history of jazz and blues holds strong with free festivals throughout the year and jazz and blues clubs throughout the cities. Larger festivals like Lollapalooza feature big names in a variety of types of music. You can also get to know the city through Taste of Chicago, the largest outdoor food festival in the world.

Chicago's parks are filled with museums of art, history, and science along with world-famous zoos and aquariums. Its many neighborhoods feature an array of cuisine including Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza and the Chicago hot dog. Chicago is a city that everyone should experience, and taking a travel nursing contract there is the excuse you're looking for. Give Nurses PRN a call when you're ready to check it out!

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