PACU Nurse Jobs

Looking for the highest paying jobs?

Find the best places to work. Create a profile and apply today.

  • 95 new this week
  • up to $65/hr
  • $45/hr avg
  • 109 facilities
  • 13 agencies

475 Matching Results

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Vancouver, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Sign-On Bonus
Registered Nurse - PACU / Pre-Op Permanent / Full Time $3,000 Sign On Bonus Vancouver, WA Summary: Our client is a fast paced Outpatient Surgery Center that is looking to hir ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$42-63/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Spokane, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Relocation Bonus
Registered Nurse (RN) – Surgery & Recovery Services * Up to $20,000 sign-on bonus * Relocation Assistance provided * Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$32-60/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  • Houston, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population ...
Permanent
3 days ago

$33-58/hr

View job details for Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  • Houston, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days, Nights
At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population ...
Permanent
8 days ago

$33-58/hr

View job details for Charge Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Charge Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
  • Houston, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Nights
At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$33-58/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Dallas, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
10K Sign-On Bonus Available for Eligible New Hire Location/Facility – Baylor Scott and White Heart and Vascular (Dallas)  For more information on the facility, please click our  ...
Permanent

$35-55/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Lubbock, TX
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Relocation Bonus
Registered Nurse- Lubbock TX- required: 1 year of Acute Care RN Hospital experience in any unit, RN License in TX or ability to obtain; Full relocation, sign on bonus, competitive ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$30-53/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Boise, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is seeking a .5 part time Registered Nurse to join our Post Operative/PACU team working evening shift.  This position will work 40 hours ...
Permanent
7 days ago

$33-52/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Twin Falls, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
  • Referral Bonus
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Magic Valley is seeking a .6 part time RN to join our amazing Post Operative team.    ** Position offers $6,000 Sign On Bonus **    Schedule: P ...
Permanent

$33-52/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Nampa, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
  • Referral Bonus
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Nampa is seeking a full time Innovative RN to join our Surgical Services team. This position will support Preop, PACU, ENDO, and L&D recove ...
Permanent

$33-52/hr

Get alerts for new jobs

Do you want to know when new jobs matching your interests are posted?

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Twin Falls, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Magic Valley is seeking a .6 part time RN to join our amazing Post Operative team.    ** Position offers $6,000 Sign On Bonus **    Schedule: P ...
Permanent

$33-52/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Meridian, ID
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Overview St. Luke’s Health System in Meridian is seeking a part time RN to join our Post-Operative Team.    *$5k Sign On bonus offered for this role (for new hires)*   Schedule:  ( ...
Permanent

$33-52/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Oklahoma City, OK
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
  • Relocation Bonus
Registered Nurse (RN) – PACU Four 10-hour shifts Comprehensive Benefits Package NEW MARKET-HIGH RATES! A leading health care system in the Oklahoma City area ...
Permanent
6 days ago

$34-51/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
  • Sign-On Bonus
The Surgical Services Department at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time PACU Registered Nurse. Th RN: Identifies abnormal diagnostic data ...
Permanent

$70K-100K/yr
based on $37-54/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Hillcrest Medical Center
  • TULSA, OK
OverviewWho We Are Hillcrest Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Hillcrest HealthCare System, is a 620-bed hospital among Oklahoma’s most widely respected and acclaimed hospit ...
Permanent
9 days ago

$29-48/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Hillcrest Healthcare System
  • HENRYETTA, OK
OverviewTitle: Registered Nurse (RN), PACUDepartment:  Surgical Services Hours: 24Shift: Variable week days -  Mon - Fri 7am - 3:00pmStatus: Non-exempt/HourlyLocation: Henryetta Re ...
Permanent

$29-48/hr

View job details for Charge Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Charge Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Hillcrest Medical Center
  • TULSA, OK
Overview Who We Are Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) is a comprehensive health system with approximately 5,000 employees that serves the communities of eastern Oklahoma. HHS inclu ...
Permanent

$29-48/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • Lovelace Health System
  • Albuquerque, NM
OverviewRegistered Nurse (RN), Recovery Room, Full-Time, Days, Albuquerque, NMSign On BONUS and RELOCATION available for qualified candidatesWe are hiring a Registered Nurse (RN) t ...
Permanent
2 days ago

$28-45/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • UHealth Tower
  • Miami, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
  • Sign-On Bonus
The Department of UPAC has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Registered Nurse to work in UTower. The Staff Nurse (RN) is a registered professional nurse who prescribes, coord ...
Permanent

$65K-90K/yr
based on $34-49/hr

View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Post Anesthetic Care

  • UT Health East Texas
  • Tyler, TX
OverviewAdvancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East TexasWhy UT Health - East Texas?Our People.  Our people truly are our greatest strength.  They make a ma ...
Permanent

$28-43/hr

PACU Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have the most PACU Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most PACU Nurse jobs are Texas Children's Hospital (15 jobs), Texas Childrens Hospital the Woodlands (13 jobs), and El Paso Children's Hospital (10 jobs).

How much do staff PACU Nurse jobs pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, August 17th 2022, the average hourly salary for a Post Anesthesia Care Nurse is $26 per hour, but can pay up to $42 per hour.

015304560
  • min - $15
  • avg - $26
  • max - $42

What is a PACU Nurse?

PACU nurses work in the postanesthesia care unit of a medical facility. The PACU is a type of critical care unit where nurses and other medical professionals observe patients who are waking up from anesthesia. PACU nurses have many responsibilities, including the continuous monitoring of vital signs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a favorable employment outlook for all registered nurses, including those working in the PACU.

What does a PACU nurse do?

Patients are usually asleep when they're transferred from the operating room to the PACU. When a patient arrives in the unit, nurses are responsible for hooking up the equipment used to measure heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs. PACU nurses are also responsible for administering pain medicines and checking surgical dressings.

Anesthesia causes some patients to experience nausea when they wake up, so PACU nurses frequently administer anti-nausea medications, also known as anti-emetics. A PACU nurse must be able to respond quickly any time a patient develops signs of postsurgical complications.

Where do PACU nurses work?

PACU nurses work in hospitals, surgical centers, and other types of medical facilities in the anesthesia recovery units for operating rooms and procedural areas 

What skills make a good PACU nurse?

PACU nurses must possess strong assessment skills in case patients experience complications shortly after waking up from anesthesia. A PACU nurse must be able to accurately determine the status of each patient by inspecting surgical wounds and watching for subtle changes in respiratory rate and heart rhythm. Another major function is determining when a patient is ready to be extubated (taken off a breathing machine).

A PACU nurse must also have the skills necessary to respond to cardiovascular emergencies. Anyone who wants to work in a PACU is required to complete the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification offered by the American Heart Association. Depending on the setting, some PACU nurses may also be required to complete Pediatric Advanced Life Support training.

Finally, skills related to pain assessment and pain control modalities are essential as PACU nurses are responsible for controlling post-op pain.

How to become a PACU nurse?

The initial steps to becoming a PACU nurse are the same as for any other nursing specialty: complete an accredited nursing program, pass the National Council Licensing Examination, and meet all other licensing requirements established by your state.

PACU nursing isn't an entry-level job, so the next step is to gain experience working as a registered nurse. When you're ready to transition to the PACU, check with your hospital's nursing administration to determine if you need to obtain the Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse Credential. To sit for the CPAN certification exam, you'll need at least 1,200 hours of direct clinical experience within the two years prior to applying.

What certifications are commonly held by PACU nurses?

Discover our PACU Nurse Community Hub