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Registered Nurse/PACU - Harmony Surgery Center

Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 191885
Date Posted: Apr 3, 2024

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Location: Harmony Surgery Center, Fort Collins, CO

Department: Harm Ambu Surg Ctr Clinical

FTE: Full time, 0.8, 64 hours/pay period (2 weeks)

Shift: Days

Pay: $33.85 - $50.30 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.


  • Minimum Required Education: Graduate of nursing program: Diploma, ADN, BSN, or MSN .
  • Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) Certification from the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC) within 18 months of hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. ACLS and PALS certification required within 6 months of hire.
    Minimum Experience: None required. Preferred: 1 year of nursing experience.
  • IF APPLICABLE:BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)


  • Provides direct patient care according to nursing and medical plan of care and within scope of practice, using population-specific guidelines. Delivers care for patients in all surgical specialties, anesthetic types, wound management, and medication administration. Involves patient and family/significant others in plan of care.
  • Responds to complications related to surgery and anesthesia.
  • Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to provide teaching related to anesthesia, such as complications and after-care.
  • Adheres to established protocols related to patient care, patient safety goals, and medication administration. Documents care provided per established guidelines. Identifies opportunities for practice changes based on evidence-based nursing literature and research. Floats to other clinical areas in HSC as needed.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

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  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

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