Registered Nurse (RN) Surgical Observation Unit $10K Sign-On (Day/Evening/Overnight)

Job Requisition #: JR70827

End Date: 4/29/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Registered Nurse PACU Surgical Obs

Full-time/flex 36 hours weekly Flexibility to work all shifts - Day/Evening/Overnight Shift hours. The predominant shift will be a combination of 8-hour and 12-hour shifts.

Weekends and Holidays shifts - per the department guidelines.

Newark Location

Christiana Hospital is currently recruiting for Registered Nurse II to support our Post Anesthesia Care Surgical Observation Unit. The candidate who is selected will be expected to train in Prep and Holding, PACU Phase II, and Surgical Observation.  They will also 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. Deliver care using the nursing process in collaboration with other healthcare team members.

ChristianaCare Benefits

Incredible Work/Life benefits include an annual membership to, 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 degree 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! We offer two different mechanisms for planning for your retirement, a 403(b) and a defined contribution plan.

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 guiding methods to best suit patient's and their 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.  

Coordinates medications safely and optimally.

Responds optimally 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 ensure concerns or needs are being addressed.

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

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

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

Optimally delegate duties and tasks to other nursing staff after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities.  

Encourages each team member's contributions.

Improves 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 required or commitment to obtaining within three years of date of hire

  • Current RN licensure in the State of Delaware

  • BLS required.

  • ACLS, PALS, and TNCC are required within 6 months of hire.

The successful candidate may be eligible for a $10,000 sign-on- bonus to be paid over 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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