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Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse PACU

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Location: Fontana, California

Date Posted: 10 Dec, 2020


PACU, Registered Nurse

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse (RN)

The PACU, Recovery Room RN provides intensive observation and treatment for patients who have gone under anesthesia. Meet the needs of the post-operation patient,  ensure the patient regains consciousness, and evaluate side effects from anesthesia including pain, confusion, nausea, and difficulty breathing. Monitor post-operation vital signs, levels of consciousness, and assure patients safely wake from anesthesia. Work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment, making quick decisions.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Registered Nurse licensed.

  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing required.

  • BLS CPR Certification.

  • CCRN Certification 

Responsibilities 

• Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates patient care in order to achieve optimum patient outcomes for patients of all ages as appropriate to the service area.

• Treatments and medications for patients of all ages are accurately administered and documented utilizing automated computer systems, including electronic medical records.

Actively participates in working towards the organizational and departmental goals for providing exceptional patient experiences

• Demonstrates knowledge and technical skills to perform all duties required to care for patients.

• Serves as a member of the Rapid Response Team for identified emergency codes (Code Blue, Code Brain and Rapid Response Codes), including assessment and intervention.

• Identifies proper action in the event of an emergency.

• Evaluate and respond to the Sepsis Alerts/Deterioration Index Alerts.

• Collaborates with the medical staff to ensure the delivery of quality patient care.


Keywords: Post Anesthetic Care Unit Nurse, Post Anesthetic Care Unit RN, PACU Nurse, PACU RN, PACU Registered Nurse, Recovery Room, PACU / Recovery Room Nurse, PreOp-PostOp RN.




Education: Bachelors Degree

Certification: General Certifications(BLS/BCLS,ACLS)