Registered Nurse Iii-mc/chc-recovery

County of Riverside
2.00 per per week $97,387 - $154,317 Per year CA 26520 Cactus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555, United States Apply before 5/14/2024 11:59



The County of Riverside - Riverside University Health System - Medical Center (RUHS - MC) is currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse III MC/CHC for our Recovery Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Department. The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Preop and Post anesthesia care (Phase I, Phase II, III) of patients going to a procedure/surgery.
  • Identify surgical and anesthetic complication and provide immediate intervention.
  • Pain Management.
  • Discharge patient once they meet the criteria for discharge.
  • Coordinate, collaborate, and assist with anesthesia. 
The most competitive candidates for this position will possess Registered Nurse experience in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Work Schedule4/10, PM shift, 9:00pm-7:30am - rotating weekends, on-call hours and Holidays. 

PACU supports the Operating Room 24/7, rotated ON CALL/BACKUP (nights, weekends, and holidays).
May need to cover nights for vacation coverage. May be floated to Preop/Post Op within the department.

  • A Valid CA Registered Nurse License.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) issued by American Heart Association
  • NIHSS (Stroke) certification. 

Additional Differentials:
-Evening Shift (3:00pm to 11:00pm): $2.00 per hour

-Night Shift (11:00pm to 7:30am): $5.00 per hour
-Critical Care (PACU): $4.00 per hour

Meet the Team!



• Assess, plan, organize, and provide nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with physician instructions; make preliminary observations of patients and prepare patients for medical treatment.

Preop before surgery and Post Op patient after surgery (Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, Discharge).

• Assist physicians in administering treatments and in performing medical examinations, diagnostic tests and surgical operations.

• Administer prescribed treatment and medications, including dispensing, as ordered to patients; chart treatment of patients; record and report significant changes in condition and general progress of patients.

• Counsel and advise patients, families and significant others regarding special medical problems and/or proper healthcare methods.

• Prepare and maintain concise and complete records and reports; instruct patients in carrying out physician's orders; transcribe physician's orders to working records.

• Provide orientation and training to new staff, residents, medical students, Regional Occupational Program (ROP) participants and nursing students.

• Participate in quality assurance reviews; act as a team leader or relief charge nurse.

• Assign and monitor, the work of subordinate nursing personnel; participate in committee activities; identify staff training needs.

• Triage patients by reviewing admission charts and merging patients into the appropriate patient assignment or clinic flow when appropriate.

• Testify in court as to client's mental and physical condition.

• Coordinate and monitor patients through the hospitalization process utilizing physicians, primary care nurses and third-party payors to maintain quality care and fiscal responsibility.

• Review the post hospital care plan with the patient,/family establishing a contact regarding timeframes and responsibilities; follow care plan through patient discharge.


Registered Nurse III - MC/CHC:

Successful completion of the education required to obtain a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience working as a Registered Nurse with an acute care hospital setting.  (A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or national certification in a nursing specialty may be considered as a substitution for one year of the required experience. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing may be considered as a substitution for two years of the required experience.)

License: Must possess and maintain a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California or valid out of state license with authorization to work in California. 

Knowledge of: Current principles, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing; medical terminology and patient care routine appropriate to clinical setting; medical instruments and equipment; the uses and effects of medicines and narcotics; community resources available to provide patient care and follow-up; federal, state and local laws and regulations governing professional aspects of nursing; identification of potential discharge needs; payor source documentation requirements and governmental regulations affecting reimbursement.
Ability to: Perform the full range of nursing duties and responsibilities in a patient care setting; plan and organize nursing plans for patients; prepare and maintain concise and complete records and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, patients and co-workers; secure the cooperation of employees to work effectively together; assist in the instruction of entry-level nurses and ancillary personnel; keep abreast of developments in area of nursing specialization; evaluate the medical records of hospital admissions; provide recommendations regarding continued stay necessity; identify discharge needs.  


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