Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse

  • 430684
  • Registered Nurse
  • March 07, 2019
  • 2333 Buchanan Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94115
  • 10 D/N
  • 13 Weeks
  • April 09, 2019
  • Onward
  • Temporary
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Job Description & Requirements

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit - PACU Nurse

Preoperative Duties of PACU Nurse • Manage patients’ admission processes to preoperative department in a hospital • Assess the status of patients’ health in pre-op and ensure accuracy of identification wristband • Ensure that operative and informed consents are in order • Determine the surgeon and procedure being carried out • Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for surgical procedure • Initiate IVs and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure and attending medical staff Postoperative Duties of PACU Nurse • Assess patients’ condition after a surgery has been performed • Ensure that all vitals are within normal range • Log all findings in patients’ files • Answer patients’ questions and ensure that they are kept comfortable • Make sure that all relevant IVs are in check • Develop individualized care plans based on each individual patient’s condition • Ensure that the all nursing activities are carried out in accordance to individual patient care plan • Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the doctor • Initiate patient education programs to ensure that both patients and families are educated on procedures and medications • Determine when patients are ready to be moved to their rooms • Perform intervention duties in cases of post operative emergencies • Record sedation levels and body temperature • Manage blood and fluid transfusions and draw specimens • Ensure that the post operative space is clean and sanitized • Change bandages and dress surgical wounds

Required Qualifications

Years of Experience: 2. 1. CA RN License (#/expiration) 2. ACLS, BLS 3. Strong PACU experience

Preferred Qualifications

PALS - Highly Desired

Facility Location

The “City by the Bay” is a favorite destination for travelers who thrive on fun, excitement and endless variety. Away from work, travelers have the chance to ferry across the bay to Alcatraz, explore Chinatown, stroll along the lively Embarcadero, drive through the wine country and, of course, feast on San Francisco’s famous cracked crab and sourdough bread.

Job Benefits

Onward Healthcare's travel nursing assignments typically last 13 weeks, and include:

  • Competitive pay rates and comprehensive benefits
  • Medical plans with dental and vision
  • Complimentary, high-quality private housing
  • 401(k) and flex spending options
  • Life insurance
  • Accident and short-term disability coverage
  • Free continuing education (CE) courses
  • Travel allowances
  • Guaranteed pay program
  • Tuition discount program
  • Referral bonuses

About the Company

Onward Healthcare, an AMN Healthcare company, is a travel nursing company dedicated to moving our nurses careers "onward and upward." Our team of expert recruiters connect clinicians with exclusive travel nursing opportunities at the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Onward's nursing assignments are part of a larger, comprehensive RN career development and consultation service. Onward/AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.

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