PACU

Registered Nurse

Type: PRN
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. BLS and ACLS within one (1) years of hire. PALS required within 2 years of hire.
Hours: Varied
Experience: Minimum one (1) year previous PACU or Critical Care Experience strongly recommended. ASPAN certification desired.
Description:

The PACU Registered Nurse is a clinically competent, registered peri-anesthesia professional nurse who prescribes delegates and coordinates age specific nursing care to patients during their preoperative and immediate postoperative experience through the nursing process of assessment, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation. Provides support to patients waking up from anesthesia including wound maintenance, pain management and IV therapy updating attending physicians and anesthesiologists on the patients conditions. All RN’s are responsible for taking call as assigned, and should be able to return to the hospital within 30 minutes of being called back in. Other duties as assigned.