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Registered Nurse (RN) - PACU - Float Pool

We Are Hiring

Title: Float RN- Registered Nurse - PACU

City, State:  Nashville, TN

Location:  St Thomas West Hospital 

Department:  Float Staffing 001

Additional Job Details: PRN, Rotating

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Saint Thomas is the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee and is a part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system. We are committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.


What Ascension Saint Thomas has to offer:


Power of Purpose:

For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It’s an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients. Our innovative spirit impacts and influences the community that we serve.


Culture of Teamwork:

We encourage diversity of talents while offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Professional Development: By supporting our associates and their professional development, we ultimately enhance the care and services we provide to the community. Through this development, our associates find new opportunities for career advancement.



Ascension Saint Thomas provides a competitive compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit options. We support work-life balance through generous paid time off and encourage spirituality in the workplace.


Innovative Environment:

We are a progressive, stable company with 120 years of experience in delivering world-class personalized care. At Ascension Saint Thomas, we are actively trying new solutions to help overcome some of healthcare’s toughest challenges.

What You Will Do

As a Float  PACU RN at Saint Thomas Health, you will care for patients who are waking up from anesthesia after surgery. The PACU RN is responsible for proactively observing the patient for signs of pain and other side effects. You will monitor post-operation vital signs, levels of consciousness, and assure patients safely wake from anesthesia. This is a high-pressure, fast-pace environment, and will require you to make quick decisions. The Float RN may be required to float between multiple hospitals within Saint Thomas Health. 


  • Monitor patient vital signs as they wake from anesthesia 
  • Treat pain, nausea, and other patient post-op symptoms and any side effects of anesthesia
  • Comfort patients who awaken scared or confused after surgery
  • Work with an interdisciplinary medical team
  • Document and keep the team informed of the patient’s progress
  • Educate the patient and family on post-surgery care

What You Will Need


  • Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • One or more of the following:
      • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
  • Education:

  • Diploma 
    • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required
  • Work Experience: 

  • Must have 2 years of experience as a  PACU RN

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.  Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion. 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Saint Thomas Health participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site) 

Job ID: 380632
Category: Nursing
Ministry: Saint Thomas Health, TN
Location: Nashville, TN

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