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RN PACU Full Time Days 8 Hour

  • Job ID 2005003650
  • Date posted 02/07/2020
  • Facility Hi-Desert Medical Center
Welcome to Hi-Desert Medical Center, where you ll benefit from:

A 59-bed acute primary care facility offering you and your family first-rate health care close to home
A wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice services, and a variety of community outreach programs
A dedicated team of quality, caring, health care professionals

Call is required - must be able to get to facility within 30 minutes.

The start time varies pending OR scheduling. Must be able to be flexible with scheduling

Position Summary

The perianesthesia nurse applies the nursing process to each patient and uses clinical judgement and critical thinking to determine nurse to patient ratios, patient mix and staffing mix that reflect patient acuity and nursing interventions.

Primary Duties

  1. Prepare and advise patient prior to surgical procedure by reviewing the patients history, medication, allergies, and other necessary information which may affect the scheduled procedure, as well as providing a brief overview of the treatments the patient is going to receive and possible outcomes.

  2. Focuses on the validation of existing information and completion of preparation of the patient on the day-of-surgery by continuing to assess the patient and developing a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological, educational, sociocultural and spiritual needs of the patient/family/significant other.

  3. Knowledge in principles of perianesthesia nursing practice.Able to collect, interpret, record and communicate pertinent data during the post-anesthesia phase of the patient experience.

  4. Care of the surgical patient immediately post-operative and while the patient is still under the influence of the anesthetic, with awareness and ability to be fully prepared for any possible outcome.

  5. Continues the ongoing assessment and documentation components to provide comprehensive care of the patient

  6. Provide discharge assessment and management through data collection and documentation of patient status for discharge.

  7. Develop discharge criteria, in consultation with the anesthesia provider, using the assessment parameters approved by anesthesia and the medical staff.

Position Specifications

  • Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 pounds)

  • Prolonged standing/walking

  • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment

  • Occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching


  • BSN preferred
  • Current California Registered Nurse License

  • Minimum of 1 years ICU experience preferred

  • Current BLS Certification

  • ACLS required within 6 months of hire

  • PALS required within 6 months of hire


Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Joshua Tree, California
Facility: Hi-Desert Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

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