PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) RN (Registered Nurse)

PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) RN (Registered Nurse) Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) RN (Registered Nurse) to join our team.


  • Ensures the proper handling of specimens;
  • Provide discharge instructions to the patient and caregiver, asking for confirmation of understanding;
  • Perform follow up patient assessment by calling the patient the day after surgery;
  • Maintain infection control policies and protocols while actively monitoring situations which could lead to a breach in those processes;
  • Evaluate, monitor and document the status of the patient during the recovery phase;
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems;
  • Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care;
  • Provide post-operative nursing care, comfort and support to the patient undergoing surgical procedures;
  • Administers prescribed medications, applies dressings, monitors vital signs;
  • Assess plans and evaluate the nursing care needs of the patient after a surgical procedure;
  • Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values;
  • Is compatible and supportive; and a team player;
  • Accountable for the coordination of nursing care for surgical patients, from pediatric to geriatric age groups;
  • Provides care in the ambulatory setting directed toward meeting both the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient;
  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan and implement nursing care and evaluate patient outcomes.


  • Candidates with Level 2 Recovery (Med/Surg or Pre-Op experience is also acceptable);
  • Must have BLS certification from an American Heart Association approved course;
  • Candidates with two (2) years experience preferred;
  • Must have an RN license in the State of Texas, COMPACT nursing state, or have the ability to obtain one;
  • Candidates must have successfully completed an accredited RN program.

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