Job Description & Requirements
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse
Exclusive Order Opened in the fall of 2009, this medical center is the area's newest hospital in more than 40 years! Environmentally friendly and built with the patient in mind. The hospital rooms are 95% private with pullout beds for loved ones, and nurses' stations are close to the patients. The hospital has a full-service Emergency Department, Critical Care, high-risk obstetrical services, and a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
What travelers and managers say about Downey: "I love it here and the people I work with, everyone is so friendly" A. Lal Director of Staffing
Downey Fun Facts
*Site of the oldest McDonald's restaurant, opened 1953, the First Taco Bell opened here in 1962 and the first Southern California Dunkin' Donuts opened in 2014 to include a drive-thru window.
*Hometown of the musical greats: The Carpenters, "Weird Al" Yankovic, James Hetfield and Ron McGovery of Melallica.
*Former NASA Industrial Plant that was the manufacturing home for both the Apollo Space Program and later the Spaceshuttle Program
*Downey Studios: approximately 80 acres on the former NASA site that was reconstructed as a state of the art medial production facility.
Total # of beds in the unit: 25. Average daily census is: 40. Nurse to patient ratios 1:2 for all shifts. No Ancillary Staff. Patients range in age from Infants to Geriatrics. Staff works 12 hour shifts. Required Certs: BLS, ACLS, PALS, Vent Mgmt. Patient Care Delivery System: Primary. Meds and drips administered: usual PACU meds. Documentation System: Computerized HealthConnect. Supplemental Staff required to float when necessary. Scrubs can be any color, RN provides their own scrubs.