RN - Recovery Room in Roaring Spring, PA at Nason Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/24/2022

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Job Description

Nason Medical Center

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is seeking a Registered Nurse for our Recovery Room.  The RN is accountable for planning and evaluating services in the OPSU/PACU and demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary for providing care for the pre and/or post operative care of the ambulatory patient. The care provided is appropriate to the age of the patient services, to include pediatrics, adolescents and geriatric patient group.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is a 45-bed hospital that serves rural and suburban populations in Roaring Spring, Altoona, and parts of Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon counties.  Caring for the community since 1900, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center prides itself on providing safe, high quality, compassionate care.  With a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab, Conemaugh Nason offers a range of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services close to home when every minute matters. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care as an accredited chest pain center, and offers comprehensive outpatient, imaging, diagnostic, and specialty services. As a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, Conemaugh Nason is leading the way among peers by delivering the highest quality of care for patients.

Conemaugh Nason is also a member of the Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare system. Conemaugh Health System serves more than a half-million patients each year through the Nason Physician Group, Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of four hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions:

Plans, organizes, coordinates and evaluates services in the OPSU/PACU in accordance with the philosophy and objective in the manuals.

Promotes high quality of patient care with no pattern of deviation.

Utilizes effective cost containment daily.

Demonstrates the ability to manage patient care in the OPSU and/or PACU with no pattern of deviation.

Assists the personnel in developing, implementing and updating nursing care of the ambulatory surgical patient as needed.

Provides psycho-social support for the patient, family, staff daily.

Discusses operational concerns with CRNAs and Anesthesiologists as the need arise with no pattern of deviation.

Orders and maintains special supplies in accordance with need of OPSU/PACU.

Participates in PI Projects in the OPSU and PACU.

Reviews incident and accident reports with the director and institutes means of change as occurs.

Demonstrates the ability to perform rapid assessment differentiating between short and long term needs during the peri anesthesia period for the patient of all ages without deviation.

Demonstrates the ability to document pertinent patient data, nursing interventions and patient response. Documentation is accurate, timely, concise and legible without deviation.

Displays ability to educate self, teach patients/significant others, community and other members of the health care team. Participates in preoperative assessments and education of patients.

Organizational Expectations:

Demonstrates support of the mission, vision, values, goals and general policies of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center.

Complies with corporate compliance guidelines and requirements of federal, state and local regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Adheres to the standards of professional ethics and handles confidential information in strict conformance with departmental and Medical Center policies.

Provides quality care and services consistent with Medical Center standards and participates in the Medical Center’s Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in response to unexpected changes in the workload, emergencies, staffing and scheduling.

Uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors.

Performs duties in a self-directed and cooperative manner with minimal need for supervision. Uses time constructively for maximum productivity.

Treats all co-workers, patients, families, and visitors with consideration to their rights, cultural diversity, privacy, comfort and emotional needs. Serves as a patient advocate and fosters a work culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Attends all mandatory trainings and completes all required Life Talent education assignments within a timely manner. Keeps updated regarding Medical Center changes through meeting attendance and review of posted information; attends briefs, debriefs, and huddles.

Abides by and references the Employee Handbook and other pertinent facility policies, including clinical, non-clinical, safety, and infection control.

Job Requirements:


Graduate of a RN program required.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

Required Licenses
Current Registered Nurse’s license in the state of Pennsylvania

Work Experience

Experience in Medical/Surgical Nurse preferred, but not required

PACU: Critical Care experience preferred, but not required

Required Skills

BLS Certification

ACLS Certification or willing to obtain within 6 months of hire

Physically demanding, high stress environment

Basic computer skills

Ability to work independently

Strong communication skills

Satisfactory completion of orientation program and probationary period

Competitive wage and benefits package, 401K, PTO, onsite occupational health and pharmacy. 

$30,000 Sign-on Bonus!!!

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