RN Post Anesthesia Surgical Obs Unit -$10,000. Sign On Bonus

Job Requisition #: JR63832

End Date: 9/4/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Are you seeking an amazing Registered Nurse II role with our Surgical Obs Unit? Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital is the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore and has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report and three-times recognized as a Magnet Status Hospital.

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Incredible Work/Life benefits include an annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentor, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and excellent discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more! We also provide tuition assistance for degreed programs, and for some Nursing programs, we offer to pre-pay. Our medical/dental/vision benefits are available to our caregivers on their first day of employment! And we offer two different mechanisms for planning for your retirement, a 403(b) and a defined contribution plan.

Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for Registered Nurse II to support our Post Anesthesia Care Surgical Obs Unit. The candidate who is selected will assume responsibility and accountability for adult patients, admitted for observation and inpatient admission awaiting bed availability following a surgical procedure. Patients may require a level of care up to and including centralized cardiac monitoring and pulse oximetry monitoring. Provide care using the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members.

Shift Requirements: The predominant shift will be 7a- 7:30 pm, with rotating midnight shifts as needed (12 hours shift). One weekend a month and two holidays a year - per the department guidelines.

Detailed responsibilities:

Performs and documents accurate clinical assessments of patients on admission and throughout hospital stay according to established standards.  Assesses the need for referrals for discharge planning.

Identifies actual and potential problems for which the patient is at risk.

Initiates follows and modifies a nursing plan of care based on assessment and diagnosis.

Assesses and documents patient response to interventions.

Individualizes teaching methods to best suit patient/family learning needs and abilities.  Revises educational plans to meet needs as they change.

Encourages patient/family participation in the discharge process and informed decision-making.  

Administers medications in a safe and effective manner.

Responds effectively to patient crisis situations as outlined in unit-specific standards.

Initiates and participates in team meetings and interdisciplinary discussions regarding patient care or practice.  Elicits input from other team members.  Hand-offs are accurate and include the patient or family's input to assure concerns or needs are being addressed.

Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to patients 16 years of age and older. This includes knowledge of growth and development as well as the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs and to provide equivalent care.

Establishes and maintains a sound knowledge base of nursing care necessary for the specific patient population.  Shares clinical knowledge through mentoring of others.

Utilizes effective verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, and ancillary department staff.  

Effectively delegates duties and tasks to other nursing staff after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.  

Encourages each team member's contributions.

Enhances the professional growth of self by staying current in clinical practice, incorporating research into practice, and participating in teams, committees, and task forces.  Supports unit Shared Decision-Making activities. 

Represents the patient when the patient cannot represent their self.  

Seeks available resources to help understand, formulate, and implement ethical decisions.


  • BSN Preferred

  • Commitment to obtaining BSN within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.

  • Qualified applicants MUST have at least one year experience of med/surg. ICU preferred.

  • Current RN licensure in the State of Delaware

  • ACLS required.

  • Applicants selected for the position will be expected to train to Prep and Holding, Phase I, Phase II via the PACU Fellowship after 1 year of service or 2 years total Med/Surg Experience 
    Applicants with less than 2 years but at least 1 year of ICU experience will be expected to train to Prep and Holding, Phase I, Phase II via a traditional orientation after 2 years of experience total has been achieved. 

The successful candidate may be eligible for a $10,000 sign-on- bonus to be paid over a period of 12 months.


EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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