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PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) RN - Per Diem

Universal Health Services

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PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) RN - Per Diem

Job Code:  241415
Facility: Northern Nevada Medical Center
Location: SPARKS, NV US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> RN, Acute Care
Category: Nursing
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries—acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 74,000 people employed by UHS subsidiaries, UHS’s business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS’s well-reputed franchise with its customary exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on integrity, competence, compassion, and a responsive management style.
UHS has been recognized as a Fortune 500 company and is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies.

UHS’s Acute Care Division is comprised of 25 high performing hospitals and several ambulatory care facilities across the nation and prides itself on providing superior patient care.

Northern Nevada Medical Center is a 108-bed acute care hospital located on 23 hillside acres overlooking beautiful Sparks, Nevada. Owned and operated by a subsidiary of UHS, the hospital provides physicians and patients with many of the latest technological innovations for diagnosis and treatment of even the most acute clinical conditions. Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and licensed by the state of Nevada. NNMC was named the 2017 Large Business of the year by the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce for its many awards and distinctions for quality care, including:
• Accredited Chest Pain Center
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in:
o Orthopedics: Knee and Hip Replacement
o Pain Management
o Advanced Primary Stroke Center
o Spine Surgery

Northern Nevada Medical Center, “Honoring Life’s Journey” through the commitment of staff to our mission, vision, and values.

Job Description: Functions in both the PACU and PHA (Preoperative Holding Area) environment.  Provides direct patient care to infant through geriatric patient populations.  Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment.  Assists with the maintenance of PHA and PACU equipment and inventory.  Participates in performance improvement activities.  Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of patients undergoing surgical, pain management, and endoscopic procedures.  Responsible for monitoring patient’s physiological status in the immediate postoperative environment.  Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist immediately and as needed about patient condition; receives direction for patient management.  Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis.  Proficient in pain management, guidelines and medication dosing.  Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards.


Current Registered Nurse licensure in state of Nevada.

1 year PACU or Critical Care experience

Current BCLS, ACLS and PALS certification

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