We Are Hiring
We Are Hiring
Be the first smiling face our patients see after surgery. Join the St. Vincent’s Post-Anesthesia Unit (PACU) team.
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Call required: once a week and every 6th weekend
Why join Ascension
St. Vincent’s East is a 362-bed hospital located just 20 minutes from downtown Birmingham. Located in the suburbs, this campus has a beautiful view of the town and free and convenient parking.
As a member of the operating room, you will have the opportunity to advance your knowledge in a highly specialized and mentoring environment.
We offer many continuing education opportunities and tuition reimbursement
As an associate of the national healthcare system Ascension, you will enjoy a full benefits package that boasts affordable health coverage and generous PTO. In addition, you have opportunities for advancement or relocation throughout your career.
What you will do:
As our Post-Anesthesia Unit (PACU) Nurse, you will care for patients who have gone under anesthesia and are recovering surgery. While your patients are in the PACU, your job will be to monitor them to ensure their safety while they are still under anesthesia. You will monitor their vital signs, including their blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, and oxygen supply.
Pain management will account for a large part of what you do in the PACU. Most surgical patients have a lot of pain to deal with when they wake up, so you will need to be able to properly administer them the medications which they need to stay as comfortable as possible.
You will have to decide which patients are ready to be sent home based on whether they can walk and hold down fluids and whether any post-surgical complications have developed. Our PACU nurses also provide emotional support and information to patients and their families.
What you will need:
BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Registered Nurse credentialed from the Florida Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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