REGISTERED NURSE, PACU, Per Diem Job at Northern Nevada Health System, Reno, NV

  • Northern Nevada Health System
  • Reno, NV

Job Description


Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center is part of Northern Nevada Health System, a regional multi-facility system that has excelled at offering quality care to residents of the greater Truckee Meadows. Sierra Medical Center is a 170-bed acute care hospital offering services including 24/7 ER care, cardiology, oncology, labor and delivery, level II NICU, surgical and orthopedic services, and much more.

What we at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center value:
• Compassion: We treat everyone with kindness and warmth because we genuinely care about every patient, employee and physician like they are family.
• Empathy: We put ourselves in our patient’s shoes and deliver clinical care with a personalized touch.
• Teamwork: We foster a caring and friendly work environment to bring the best possible outcomes in our patient’s lives.
• Quality: We strive to provide excellence in clinical care.
• Ethics: We conduct our business with the highest ethical and moral standards.
• Respect: We promise to honor the dignity, individuality and rights of everyone.
• Service Excellence: We provide personalized and professional service that exceeds the expectations of those we serve.
• Innovation: We continually invest in technology and process improvements to develop new and better ways of delivering clinical care.

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This Registered Nurse PACU opportunity is per diem and offers a convenient flexible schedule. This individual will f unction in PACU and PHA (Preoperative Holding Area) environment. Provides direct patient care to infant through geriatric patient populations. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment. Assists with the maintenance of PHA and PACU equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement activities. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of patients undergoing surgical, pain management, and endoscopic procedures. Responsible for monitoring patient’s physiological status in the immediate postoperative environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist immediately and as needed about patient condition; receives direction for patient management. Intercedes to maintain optimum homeostasis. Proficient in pain management, guidelines and medication dosing. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates supportive behaviors necessary for performing bedside report using IMAP & SBAR
  • Perform head to toe pre-procedure assessment on all patients and reassesses post procedure as needed
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care as indicated and evaluates for effectiveness.
  • Adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniquess.
  • Educates the patient and family regarding pain management

Benefits for full and part time positions:

  • Relocation Assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Tuition Loan Repayment Program
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment with advanced technological systems, processes and practice
  • Significant opportunities to grow and develop through job-related training, continuing education, and mobility up
  • Competitive compensation and generous benefits, including 401(k) with company match and excellent medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plan
  • Clinical Nurse Advancement Program with monetary reward
  • Significant opportunity to grow in Management

About Universal Health Services:

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

If you would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact Jennifer Donald @


  • Current Nevada nursing license.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certificate.
  • Prefer one year full time or three years part time experience in acute care PACU setting.
  • Handle with Care (or obtained within six months of employment) in required speciality

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

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At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skill set and experience with the best possible career path at UHS

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Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Relocation package, Flexible hours,

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