Job Description & Requirements
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse - Travel - (PACU RN)
Exclusive Order Opened in the fall of 2009, this medical center is the area's newest hospital in more than 40 years! Environmentally friendly and built with the patient in mind. The hospital rooms are 95% private with pullout beds for loved ones, and nurses' stations are close to the patients. The hospital has a full-service Emergency Department, Critical Care, high-risk obstetrical services, and a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
What travelers and managers say about Downey: "I love it here and the people I work with, everyone is so friendly" A. Lal Director of Staffing
Downey Fun Facts
*Site of the oldest McDonald's restaurant, opened 1953, the First Taco Bell opened here in 1962 and the first Southern California Dunkin' Donuts opened in 2014 to include a drive-thru window.
*Hometown of the musical greats: The Carpenters, "Weird Al" Yankovic, James Hetfield and Ron McGovery of Melallica.
*Former NASA Industrial Plant that was the manufacturing home for both the Apollo Space Program and later the Spaceshuttle Program
*Downey Studios: approximately 80 acres on the former NASA site that was reconstructed as a state of the art medial production facility.
Total # of beds in the unit: 25. Average daily census is: 40. Nurse to patient ratios 1:2 for all shifts. No Ancillary Staff. Patients range in age from Infants to Geriatrics. Staff works 12 hour shifts. Required Certs: BLS, ACLS, PALS, Vent Mgmt. Patient Care Delivery System: Primary. Meds and drips administered: usual PACU meds. Documentation System: Computerized HealthConnect. Supplemental Staff required to float when necessary. Scrubs can be any color, RN provides their own scrubs.
About the Facility
Having opened its doors to the Los Angeles public in 1965, the Kaiser Downey Medical Center has become a trusted name in healthcare and the preferred choice of many in the area. Today, the medical center exists as a 352-bed institution that offers a full range of care options and is the frequent recipient of national and regional awards and accreditations, including being the recipient of the Women's Choice Award for one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women's Certified and, in 2012, receiving the CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards, for a second year in a row.
Birthplace of the Apollo space program and a bustling city with more than 100,000 residents, Downey, California is just minutes from the best of Southern California, including Hollywood, Anaheim, and Manhattan Beach—the world capital of beach volleyball. Nearby Long Beach offers the RMS Queen Mary Hotel, as well as a thriving waterfront downtown, world-class aquarium, and the historic Belmont Shores.
Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:
Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
Medical plans with dental and vision
Complimentary, high-quality private housing
401(k) and flex spending options
Accident and short-term disability coverage
Free continuing education (CE) courses
Guaranteed pay program
Tuition discount program
About the Company
Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.