Per Diem Nurse - PACU - Evening/Nights - 18074-1A

Job description

Updated: May 3, 2021
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: Recovery Room - Surgery

Job Description:

UC Title:


Reports to:

Nurse Services Manager 2

Cost Center:

Recovery Room - Surgery (427022)



Job Code:



Night Shift

Position Number:


Working Title:

Per Diem Nurse

Bargaining Unit:


Date Created:






Position Summary:

The PACU nurse will collaborate with the Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care and other surgical and interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement a plan of care for a specific group of assigned patients. Performs professional nursing duties that incorporate the psychomotor and age appropriate cognitive skills of the patient/family/significant other to assess, plan, intervene and advocate for the patient on an ongoing basis throughout the post anesthesia period. Will evaluate patient outcomes, effectiveness of plan of care, and readiness for discharge from PACU. Acts as a role model and mentor to a variety of students and nurses new to the unit. Functions as a (PCC) Patient Care Coordinator as requested by the supervisor/manager.

Salary Range:




Hourly Rate




Required Qualifications:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Minimum of two years demonstrated nursing experience in an acute care critical care setting or high acuity/critical care level PACU.

Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast paced, constantly changing environment

Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English

All external candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ability to work variable shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays

Current PALS certification or Must be obtained within 90 days of employment

Licenses and Certifications:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support(Required)

Basic Life Support(Required)

Registered Nurse(Required)

Preferred Qualifications:

One year demonstrated nursing experience in critical care or post anesthesia care unit

Prior experience in a Level I Trauma Center and/or Academic Medical Center

Current CPAN, CAPA, CCRN certifications

Demonstrated experience working in a Level 1 Trauma Center

Knowledge of Title 22 and Joint Commission Requirements

Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families

Physical, Mental, & Environmental Demands

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/5/2021
Application Due: 6/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time