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  • Riverside, CA 92506

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Postanesthesia Care (PACU) Registered Nurse

Surgical Care Affiliates • Riverside, CA

Posted 25 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 1 years
Degree - 2 Year Degree
Other Great Industries
Health Care, Nurse

Job Description


SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit

Facility Description:  

Glenwood Surgery Center is located in Riverside, California. We are looking for a highly motivated Registered Nurses to join our Team. We are a fast paced multispecialty Ambulatory Surgery Center with 3 operating rooms and 2 GI Suites.

Ortho, ENT, Podiatry, GYN, General, Retina, Cataracts, GI, Urology

Shift start times vary Monday-Friday

NO weekends, no nights, no holidays and no on call

PTO and Paid Holidays with several health benefit packages offered including, 401k with match. Benefits start on day ONE

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The PACU Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the achievement of patient outcomes in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the facility. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • History and physical assessment of patient
  • Completes review medical record
  • Verifies surgical/procedure site with patient and according to surgical schedule and patient History and Physical
  • Provides instructions according to patient need
  • Communicates with members of healthcare team
  • Verifies patient history and physical present on medical record prior to procedure
  • Completes proper identification of patient according to policy and current clinical practice guidelines
  • Receives report from OR nurse and anesthesia personnel
  • Monitors vital signs, recognize emergencies and notify Anesthesiologist
  • Maintains or improves circulatory function
  • Maintains patient normothermia
  • Promotes physical comfort and provide emotional support and safety for patient
  • Checks dressings, drains, tubes and patency of catheters as appropriate
  • Assures availability and proper function of equipment
  • Carries out MD orders
  • Protects patient rights to privacy
  • Assists with preoperative and postoperative patient calls
  • Provides emergency care according to physician and administrative policy
  • Sets priorities to facilitate the flow of patient efficiently
  • Cleans equipment according to procedure
  • Assists with preoperative and postoperative patient calls
  • Reviews charts for completeness and signatures of physicians
  • Assists with cleaning of preoperative and recovery room areas according to policies and procedures
  • Prepares and restocks area for following day
  • Checks inventory and notifies appropriate staff member to re-order
  • Notifies appropriate staff member to order non-drug supplies
  • Initiates appropriate infection control measures
  • Maintains an environment that promotes safety


  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
  • At least one year of medical/surgical nursing experience preferred
  • Current state licensure to practice
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification
  • Successful completion of ACLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification
  • Successful completion of PALS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation or current PALS certification

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Job ID: 1214_5551
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