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Kadlec RN - PACU - Tri City Regional Surgery Center in Richland, Washington


Kadlec Clinic has an exciting opportunity for an RN - PACU to join our growing Tri City Regional Surgery Center team located in Richland, Washington!

Shift Details: 0.75 FTE, Part Time, Days


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program required.

  • Current WA State RN Licensure required.

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.

  • ACLS and PALS required within 6 months from date of hire into the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN from an accredited nursing program preferred.

  • 1 year Recent PACU or Critical Care experience.

  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills preferred.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

As a Registered Nurse you will assumes independent responsibility/accountably for the direct, primary care of patients through the pre/post phases of surgical care. Utilizes the nursing process to provide comprehensive nursing care during the peri-operative phase. Coordinates total patients care in coordination with other health care team members. Functions as a patient advocate utilizing the Patients’ Bill of Rights. Demonstrates professional growth and development by accepting responsibility and accountability for one’s nursing practice. Serves as a liaison between physicians, staff, patients and their families to facilitate safe and effective flow of patient care in a manner consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of Kadlec Regional Medical Center; and assists in providing direction and supervision of nursing and support staff, as well as perform related duties as assigned.

  • Embrace Planetree Philosophy to provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic patient centered environment

  • Understand, embrace and instill Kadlec’s Mission, Vision and Values.

  • Act as a resource to staff, physicians, and visitors.

  • Verify the operative procedure using the consent form, patient’s statement and if needed the surgeon’s verification prior to procedure.

  • Note the condition of the skin for rashes, bruises, lesions and previous incisions.

  • Determine mobility of the body utilizing the patient’s statement, range of motion, and the history & physical.

  • Report deviation of diagnostic studies such as lab or radiology reports.

  • Identify presence of prosthesis such as dentures, pacemakers and joint prosthesis/implants.

  • Note nutritional status such as patient has been NPO.

  • Verify allergies to medication, food, or chemicals.

  • Communicate and document physiological data to other members of the health care team in verbal or written report, including data which may be relevant to discharge planning.

  • Elicit patient expectations of care and outcome of surgery.

  • Determine level of knowledge and ability to understand, such as language barrier and seeks assistance as necessary.

  • Identify philosophical, religious and cultural beliefs concerning the intraoperative phase, such as blood transfusions, disposition of limbs, and sacraments.

  • Communicate and document psychological data to other members of the health care team in verbal or written report, including data which may be relevant to discharge planning.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —


Our Mission

Provide safe compassionate care. We promise to answer the call of every person we serve; to know them, care for them and ease their way. We are committed to safety, compassion, respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence and collaboration.

About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare to the region by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec is proud to be part of Planetree (Planetree.org) and continues to be recognized nationally as a “Best in Class Employer”. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE. To learn more, click here: https://kadlec.jobs/about-us/

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Special Procedures Nursing

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 260817