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Clinicians Love Picking Up Per Diem Jobs in the Sunshine State
Our PRN nurse app makes finding and landing per diem nursing jobs a legitimate addition to advancing your career. Never thought of PRN jobs as a boost to your professional resume? Read our in-depth article that explains what per diem nursing is and how it can benefit your life and your career, “What is a PRN Nurse? Benefits of Working Per Diem Shifts“.
PRN is the medical abbreviation for pro re nata, which means as needed or on-demand. Nursa™ provides staffing solutions to facilities near you who need registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to fill shift gaps, and by doing so provides you with a platform in which you have control over where and when you pick up PRN shifts.
Florida is unique to many other states of our nation in that its population consists of large communities of baby boomers. Baby boomers en-mass means lots of medical facilities and CNA, RN, and LPN job opportunities in Florida for the nursing industry.
Why Nursa™ Clinicians Like Working PRN Jobs in Florida
High-paying jobs in the state of Florida aren’t the only reason our clinicians fall hard for life in Florida. To start, the very mild winters that attract baby boomers also benefit all Florida residents. Beautiful beaches, countless amusement parks, a variety of water sports, and a lower cost of living than California combine to make Florida life very attractive indeed. Common free time activities include:
- Scuba Diving
- Cultural Arts Events
Major Florida attractions include:
- The Florida Keys and Key West – These islands off the southern coast of the state are hugely popular. In large part, due to their famous coral reefs which can be explored scuba diving and snorkeling. Additionally, the islands have a more relaxed atmosphere that makes it a pleasurable escape from the rigors of daily life.
- Walt Disney World – You may consider this amusement park to be a favorite for families with young kids, but this world-class resort offers packages that appeal to all age ranges and interests.
- Canyons Ziplines and Adventures Park – Mainland Florida has a lot to offer residents as well. Zipline over a canyon in central Florida at speeds of up to 45 mph.
- Florida Caverns State Park – Get your hiking boots on and explore the state’s magical caverns in northern Florida.
- Bioluminescent Kayaking – Kayak the magical glowing waters of the Space Coast.
- Homosassa Springs State Park – This park and observatory is home to the endangered Manatees, they visit during the winter months, so plan accordingly.
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Learn What it Takes to Work in PACU as a Registered Nurse
Post Anesthesia Care Unit nurses (also referred to as PACU or recovery room nurses) serve a critical role in hospitals and surgical centers by providing care to patients who are recovering or waking from a surgical procedure. Side effects and responses to anesthesia can vary by person, and while some patients will come out of anesthesia gently and easily others may wake disoriented and in pain or even more serious issues.
Due to the critical nature of a PACU nurse, these PRN shifts are often some of the highest paying RN jobs available on the Nursa™ platform. We’re committed to helping surgical teams continue their work without delays or cancellations due to employment issues by providing experienced clinicians on-demand.
Where does a Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse Work?
Anywhere surgeries with anesthesia are performed, a PACU nurse can be found. This means work settings can vary from hospitals to ambulatory surgical units, or even outpatient care centers and sometimes doctors’ offices.
What Does a PACU Nurse Do?
A PACU nurse assumes the care of a patient following a surgical procedure. They are responsible for monitoring vitals, documenting a patient’s process of waking, and recovery from surgery. This can also include changing wound dressings and monitoring IV levels. In some cases, lifesaving intervention may be necessary. Nurses working in the recovery room determine when a patient is ready to be moved and will often provide guidance and education for recovery when it comes time for the patient to be discharged.
The following certifications are recommended and others required for various posts in the post-anesthesia care unit. Your certifications can be included in your professional digital portfolio on Nursa™ and assist you in landing high-paying PRN shifts by demonstrating your commitment to both your patients and your career.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN)
- Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA)
Traits Essential in a Successful PACU Nurse
In the recovery room after surgery, the PACU nurse is usually the first person a patient sees upon waking. Sedation can cause confusion and fear in some people therefore patience and a calm demeanor serve as necessary qualities for a nurse in this role. Not all patients coming out of sedation will be able to coherently verbalize any discomfort or side effects they may be experiencing, therefore attention to detail is paramount in this unit.