RN PACU Job Description

RN PACU Job Description

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RN PACU provides care according to the plan, and in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and nursing practice guidelines.

RN PACU Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective RN PACU job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included RN PACU job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrates proper airway management techniques, recognizes changes in patient’s condition that indicate anesthesia related complications
Demonstrates knowledge of preoperative factors that alter immediate postoperative phase
Demonstrates knowledge of airway management and procedures and the ability to use the equipment
Delegates direct and indirect patient care activities to appropriate personnel based on needs, condition, potential for risk/harm, complexity of the skill and predictability of the outcome
Monitor, record and communicate patient condition as appropriate
Of Science in Nursing and hold a current/active license as a registered nurse in the state of
Provide triage assessment, nursing diagnosis and evaluating all aspects of nursing care for patients, directly following surgery
Monitor patient vital signs, adapting readily to changing situations
Provide for patient safety throughout the PACU experience
Evaluate patients post-op including cardiac and hemo-dynamic monitoring

RN PACU Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for RN PACU

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, PALS, BLS, ACLS, NIHSS, JPS, CPAN, TNCC, ONCC, ONS

Education for RN PACU

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the RN PACU job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Science, Associate Degrees, Graduate, Patient Care, Teaching, School of Nursing, Nursing Program, Education, Healthcare

Skills for RN PACU

Desired skills for RN PACU include:

Procedure performed and pathophysiology
Nursing care methods and procedures
Medication - administration procedures
Patient and the family
Phases of recovery nursing principles and expectations
Actions and side effects
Airway management and procedures and the ability to use the equipment
Anesthetic drugs
Condition
Preoperative factors that alter immediate postoperative phase

Desired experience for RN PACU includes:

Reacts promptly when requests are made or situations clearly call for it
Establishes priorities during routine daily operations, addressing time-sensitive matters first, while also accomplishing day-to-day tasks and duties
Current BLS, will train for PALS
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and fellow employees
Current CPR, BCLS required
Minimum 1 year Critical Care/PACU RN experience preferred

RN PACU Examples

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RN PACU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of RN PACU. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for RN PACU
  • Other Post Anesthesia (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) duties as assigned
  • Provides exceptional care to pediatric and adult patients from culturally diverse populations prior to and immediately after surgical procedures
  • Assesses patient needs and identifies expected nursing outcomes
  • Documents interventions according to practice guidelines
  • Responds to emergent situations
  • Evaluates care and patient response to interventions and expected outcomes
  • Coordinates nursing care and communicates effectively with the care of all other health care team members
  • Initiates age and culturally appropriate measures to meet patient needs and achieve expected outcomes
  • Communicates verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner appropriate to patient/family needs
  • Respects the confidentiality of all patient information by sharing only with those who need to know
Qualifications for RN PACU
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Professional Nursing with an Associate Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN
  • Application of scientific knowledge
  • AA degree in nursing
  • Minimum 1-year previous experience in critical care or recovery room nursing
  • A minimum of 1 year of PACU experience is required
  • Minimum one year registered nurse experience in surgical suite strongly preferred
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RN PACU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a RN PACU. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for RN PACU
  • Model professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession
  • Coordinates nursing care and communicates effectively with all other members of the health care team
  • Continuously works to improve skills and interpersonal relationships and contributes to a safe work environment
  • Provides pre and post anesthesia care to patients undergoing invasive procedures requiring anesthesia
  • Utilizes Perioperative Services plan of care
  • Assesses, identifies appropriate nursing diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates patients’ care
  • Be effectively advocate for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve
  • Lead and coordinate teams, appropriately delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge, model professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession
Qualifications for RN PACU
  • Please review job additional job requirements based on unit section for additional certification requirements
  • ACLS (current upon hire)
  • PALS (current upon hire)
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in PACU preferred
  • Prefer 1 year of experience in PACU
  • Multispecialty surgical experience strongly preferred
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RN PACU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of RN PACU. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for RN PACU
  • Minimum of 1 year med/surg experience is required and Critical Care, ED or PACU experience is preferred
  • Certification through ASPAN is preferred
  • One-year experience in acute care PACU or ICU (preferred)
  • 1 year full time perioperative nursing experience within the last 2 years
  • One year of general registered nurse experience required
  • Two years of medical/surgical experience or one year of critical care and/or PACU experience preferred
Qualifications for RN PACU
  • 1-2 years current experience in an acute inpatient PACU setting within the last 3 years strongly preferred
  • Certified Perianesthesia Nurse (CPAN) or Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) preferred
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting is required
  • 2 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting is required
  • Minimum of one year experience as an ER or ICU RN
  • Minimum of one year experience as a ER or ICU RN
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RN PACU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of RN PACU. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for RN PACU
  • Must possess and maintain a current Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certificate or obtain within three months of hire
  • CPAN Certification
  • One year in Acute Care Hospital PACU
  • Experience in Recovery setting strongly preferred, but combination of education, other experience and specialty training may be considered
  • ACLS (CT CPRACLS) , BASIC LIFE SUPPORT-AHA (CT CPRBLS) , PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPOR (CT CPRPALS) , REGISTERED NURSE (RN)
  • Minimum one year PACU experience or equivalent critical care experience
Qualifications for RN PACU
  • Carrying up to 10 lbs- Up to 30% of time
  • Working near moving parts – 30% - 50% of time
  • Current MO Nursing License
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Endoscopy, PACU, or ICU
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification within 6 months of hire (Must have when taking call)
  • No certification required (prefer OCN or Biotherapy certification)
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RN PACU Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of RN PACU. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for RN PACU
  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions
  • 2 or more years nursing experience in Perianesthesia, PACU, or ICU RN with at least 2 years' experience in hospital based high acuity nursing units (such as Emergency Room, Surgical, Transplant, Intermediate Care/Step Down units) may also be considered
  • Basic Life Support Certification through Health Care Providers
  • EDUCATION - Associate's
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in PACU or ICU
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course and Certification
Qualifications for RN PACU
  • Experienced in the surgical process and interviewing, screening, assessment and education preferred
  • Demonstrates ability to assume a leadership role for patient-care teams
  • Demonstrates ability to delegate appropriate patient care tasks, duties, to other people
  • Ability to achieve results for the organization with and through people, utilizing creative and innovative solutions, conflict management problem-solving skills
  • Minimum of two years of Medical-Surgical Experience
  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

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