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Nurse PACU

Company: Voca
Location: Fresno
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Voca has immediate openings available for Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse professionals in Fresno, CA !

Assignment Details

Job Description:
This position is accountable for providing direct care to the patient immediately postoperatively until the patient is discharged from the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Participates in performance improvement activities. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously, and as needed, about patient conditions; receive direction for patient management. Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.

  • Administers care according to current state and local laws covering the delivery of patient and standard of care.
  • Develops an individualized plan of care based on nursing assessment and surgical procedure and revises the plan to meet the changing needs of the patient.
  • Assures the needs of patients and families are recognized and addressed through coordination with other team members within the health care system and community.
  • Contacts outpatients by telephone on their first postoperative day to assess the patient's status and assist patient to obtain further medical attention or instructions should the condition warrant.
  • Demonstrate ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.
  • Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.
  • Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Documents and communicates all necessary information to the staff.
  • Identifies physical symptoms, changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  • Interprets the physician's postoperative instructions and nursing rationale for postoperative care to the patient and family.
  • Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes appropriate actions and documents.
  • Observes, monitors and records procedures and information regarding the patients total care in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit from admission to discharge.
  • Reports changes and abnormalities in patient's condition to the anesthesiologist and the surgeon.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • Current California Registered Nursing License.
    • ACLS and BLS Certificate required.
    • Completion of an accredited registered nursing program.
      Two years of work experience in Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Emergency Room (ER) preferred.
    • Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.
      Ability to plan and prioritize work with frequent interruptions.
      Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
      Effective verbal and written communication skills.
      Knowledge and proficiency of hospital information technology applications.


      • Days
      • 4 x10 hour


        Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

        • Dedicated Recruiter

        • Insurance

        • 401k

        • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages

          Voca: The Spirit of Work

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