Delaware Resource Group

  • Registered Nurse, RN - PACU

    Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/10/2018 5:29 PM)
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  • Overview

    DRG Professional Services is partnered with Oklahoma’s largest, most comprehensive health system and level 1 trauma center, offering expertise in more medical specialties than any other hospital system in the state.

    • The Adult PACU Nurse receives and recovers patients from the OR, VIR and Cath Lab. 
    • ICU, ED or PACU experience preferred.


    The Adult PACU R.N. under general supervision, provides nursing care in the Post-Operative Care Unit (PACU) to patients entering the postoperative phase of treatment to a variety of patients with health problems ranging from simple to complex.

    • The PACU nurse will provide intensive care to patients as they awaken from anesthesia after a surgical procedure monitoring for and addressing complications, providing patient and family education and evaluating for patient’s readiness for transfer to post-op care unit
    • Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients
    • Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician order on assigned patient
    • Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment
    • Ensures that the PACU has a clean and therapeutic environment for all patients at all times
    • Ensures supplies and equipment needed are available and in good working order
    • Admits the patient to the unit and monitors recovery from anesthesia and surgical procedure
    • Makes initial assessment and determines the nursing needs of the patient
    • Follows and implements physician’s orders and performs all required nursing activities
    • Explains nursing procedures and actions taken to help reduce anxiety
    • Identifies patient’s physical and mental status
    • Monitors the patient’s medical condition and reports any significant changes to the admitting physician or anesthesiologist
    • Documents accurately in the patient’s medical record the care received and the progress in the recovery process
    • Assures that the patient fits the documented criteria prior to discharge


    • Education: Graduate of School of Professional Nursing
    • Licensure: Possession of a valid temporary license or permanent license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty. Permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment. BLS Required ACLS: One year from hire
    • Experience: ICU, ED or PACU experience preferred.

    The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.


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