The primary role of the **Registered Nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)** is to coordinate and deliver care of the post anesthesia patient immediately post operatively, addressing the physical, psychological, safety, rehabilitative, and learning needs of patients and their families. This function is performed in association with nursing peers and co-workers, attending physicians, and allied support services. The Registered Nurse in PACU uses the nursing process, medical therapeutics, and technological and personal interventions to a population including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
**MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS:**
**Graduate of an accredited registered nurse program. Current California RN license or interim permit.**
**Acute care experience preferred. Experience in area of clinical specialty preferred.**
**Knowledge of nursing process in the assessment of physical and psychological needs of patients and their significant others. Demonstrate basic nursing skills. Aware of adult & pediatric learning principles in providing teaching of patients and their support systems. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS-HCP), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred in specialty areas.**
**PACU Department Specific Requirements:**
**One year of PACU or ICU, PICU, NICU or ER experience required**
**Current ACLS certification or obtained within 6 months of hire and recognition maintained.**
**Current PALS certification or obtained within 6 months of hire and recognition maintained.**
**Demonstrates competency with hemodynamic monitoring**
**Demonstrates competency with ventilator management**
**PACU On-Call Requirement:**
**All RN PACU positions have an on call requirement (except Level 1 & Casual per diem positions).**
**Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
**Organization:** Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
**Employee Status:** Regular
**Employee Referral Bonus:** No
**Position Status:** Non-Exempt
**Job Shift:** Variable
**Shift Hours:** 8 Hour Shift
**Days of the Week Scheduled:** Varied Days
**Weekend Requirements:** Other
**Schedule:** Per Diem
**Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** per diem
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Sutter Health values and supports the unique talents and strengths that each employee brings to our organization. As a result, you are empowered to apply your passion for healing in innovative ways to care for patients and their families.
Collaborating with the best and the brightest means a dynamic, fulfilling work experience for you – and excellent, personalized care for all those we serve.