PACU Nurse

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In this role, you will need:

  • Active Registered Nurse licensed- either eNLC or state of deployment
  • 2+ years of PACU experience
  • CPAN preferred but not mandatory


Alternate job titles:

 Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse, OR Recovery Room Nurse, Recovery Room Nurse 


CPAN CPAN® and CAPA® Certification Eligibility – Perianesthesia Nursing Certification Eligibility



Impacts on the facility: 

As the primary caretaker of the post surgical patient, the PACU RN is the liaison between the patient and family, responsible for the care and monitoring of the patient and safe discharge and education to home, inpatient room or other facility the patient may be transferred to.


PACU Nurse