Registered Nurse (RN) PACU Newark $10K Sign On

Job Requisition #: JR69455

End Date: 12/1/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.


Three-time Recognized as Magnet Status Hospital.

Growth Opportunities defined by our Clinical Ladder.

Generous PTO, Competitive pay with shift differentials & Robust Benefits Package.

Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for PACU RN. The position will include all areas such as Prep and Recovery for surgery in a fast-paced and constantly evolving hospital environment. In addition, the candidate will possess the skills related to hemodynamic monitoring and support for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, (e.g. Pacemakers, A-lines etc.), pain management (e.g., PCA, epidural), to Vascular Access Device management, cardiac monitoring, and airway management.

Shift Requirements: Full-time/flex 72 hours weekly Flexibility to work all shifts - Day/Evening/ Midnight Shift hours. The predominant shift will be a combination of 8-hour and 12-hour shifts. Weekends, Holidays, and On Call shifts - per the department guidelines.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide peri-operative care to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including special needs.

Proficient in obtaining and interpreting medical information and identifying patient needs in order to provide the care necessary to safely proceed with surgery. Assists anesthesia with the administration of nerve blocks and provides moderate sedation.

Prep and recover patients receiving general, MAC, moderate sedation, and local anesthesia.

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

Administers IV/PO medications in a safe and effective manner and assesses response to interventions.

Communicates and collaborates with the perianesthesia care team in a timely manner to provide a smooth, organized, and efficient flow of patients.

Delegates duties and tasks to other nursing staff, techs, and clerks after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.


  • BSN Preferred

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

  • Qualified applicants MUST have at least two years experience of in critical care or step-down units. ICU experience preferred.

  • Must be flexible to a large number of patients in the day due to level one trauma hospital.

  • BLS required

  • ACLS required.

  • PALS preferred - must get within 6 months.

  • TNCC preferred

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

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.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

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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