Travel Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse - (PACU RN)

  1. San Diego,CA
  2. Sep 01, 2017
  3. Healthcare : Registered Nurse (RN)
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12959127 Job Description & Requirements
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse - (PACU RN)
StartDate: 09/25/2017Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $41.00 - 44.00

Job Summary:The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members. Two years recent (within the last 3 years) experience in PACU. May be required to cross-train to ASU. Must be able to take call and respond within the hospital-required response time. Certifications: Current BLS and ACLS certification required. PALS certification required for those units that recover children. Minimum Qualifications: 1) High School Diploma/GED. 2) Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program and completion of the current hours required by the BRN of RN student clinical experience or Graduate of registered nursing and either 2000 hours of RN experience in clinical area of specialty from a licensed acute care facility within three (3) years of graduation; or graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nursing program that includes clinical student experience in acute care and has worked 2000 hours as an licensed vocational nurse within the clinical area of specialty within three (3) years before graduation or currently enrolled in an accredited entry level MSN program and has completed pre-licensure requirements to practice nursing. 3) Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California. 4) Minimum of 6 months experience. See job duties for specific experience requirements for specialty units. 5) Demonstrated knowledge of the RN scope of practice. 6) Demonstrated commitment to service orientation (members, staff, providers). 7) Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills (in English). 8) Good interpersonal skills. 9) Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

The role of the post-anesthesia care unit nurse (PACU nurse) is to provide care for post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia, including general, regional, and local. The PACU RN treats inpatients and outpatients according to their needs, monitoring their vital signs to determine necessary care. (Postoperative nausea is a commonly treated symptom.) Due to the possibility of rapid changes in a patient’s physiological condition, PACU RNs are required to administer diligent care via monitoring, assessment, intervention, and continuous reassessment.

Required Qualifications
BLS, ACLS, PALS
One (1) year recent (within the last 3 years) full-time equivalent experience in PACU or Critical Care

About the Facility
This medical group offers world-class medical care to residents of southern California, with locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County, among other areas. The group boasts over 50 years of experience and is committed to delivering the highest quality of medical care to its patients, and is home to more than 5,500 specialists and offers truly comprehensive care by way of its many state-of-the-art facilities.


Facility Location
This California city is what the Golden State is all about: miles of sun-kissed beaches, year-round idyllic weather and a patchwork playground of multi-flavored communities. Often referred to as “America’s Finest City,” this jewel on the Pacific Coast glitters with fun, sun, a mind-boggling variety of entertainment and an abundance of exhilarating outdoor adventures.

Job Benefits
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

About the Company
NursesRx, an AMN Healthcare company, is a leading travel nursing staffing agency that can help you achieve the career you've trained for, and the lifestyle you've always wanted. With thousands of positions nationwide, NursesRx lets registered nurses (RN) choose from the very best assignments with top-ranked hospitals and facilities throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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