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Ascension Health Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU Indianapolis - Full Time - Nights in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU

St Vincent Indianapolis

Full Time Nights

Shift Details: minimum of 3 twelve hours shifts per week(7P- 7A); includes rotation in weekend & holiday on call rotations; minimum of 24hrs of friday night shifts/6week scheduling period.

Who we are…..

The Ortho PreOp & PACU is within Ascension St. Vincent Hospital on West 86th St., located in the Ortho building. We provide a full continuum of care to patients receiving anesthesia care as both outpatients and inpatients. Patients cared for in this department are scheduled for a variety of orthopedic and spine related surgeries and procedures. We are committed to providing an excellent surgical experience, thereby allowing for an easier and less stressful stay for patients and their caregivers.

As an RN in the area, you will provide direct nursing care and support for patients in both the pre and post-operative phases. This recovery phase of the surgical experience extends from the time the patient is transferred out of the operating room, until they successfully meet discharge criteria. At that point, patients either proceed to an Inpatient status or Phase II recovery where they are discharged home. Expectations in the Preop area are that careful and details assessments and planning are expedited so that patients are prepared for their surgery in a safe and prepared manner. Expectations in the PostOp & Phase II areas are that careful assessments and immediate interventions are provided while assisting patients to recover quickly, safely, and as comfortably as possible.

What we do…..

  • Provide direct nursing care for patients in the post-operative period

  • Support and educate patients and families regarding their procedure and plan of care

  • Evaluate patient responses to treatments and interventions

  • Monitor, record, and communicate patient conditions as appropriate throughout the PACU recovery

  • Work collaboratively with team members

  • Follow guidelines of care according to the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)

    Additional information…..

  • Excellent multi-tasking skills, communication skills, and a desire to provide excellent customer service are necessary.

  • Flexibility in scheduling is expected. Kronos scheduling is utilized in 6 week increments. Some degree of self scheduling is allowed while also following department guidelines, such as every other Friday scheduling practices.

  • The Main PACU operates 24hours/day, 7days/week. Some weekend and holiday on-call time is required.

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, are all required to be kept current. It is preferred to have NIHSS certification current as well.

What You Will Do

Deliver professional nursing care in the operative setting to patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures.

  • Perform scrub functions including the selection and handling of instruments and supplies used during procedure.

  • Perform circulating functions including monitoring, recording and communicating patient condition and managing overall nursing care of patient before, during and after procedure.

  • Directly assist operating physician with surgical tasks including hemostasis, suturing and wound exposure as well as patient positioning.

  • Prepare operating rooms and surgical instruments and equipment for use.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Indiana Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.

One or more of the following required:

  • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.


  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.

Additional Preferences

Why Join Our Team

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension St. Vincent is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.Pay Non-Discrimination Notice: further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster: is the Law Poster Supplement ( Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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