Recovery Room PACU Registered Nurse (RN)


The POST-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (RECOVERY ROOM) REGISTERED NURSE (RN) is a healthcare provider who through education and experience possesses a distinct body of knowledge and skills relative to the care of the patient across the lifespan who has experienced surgical intervention and is emerging from anesthesia. These patients may require complex clinical assessment, therapies, and interventions. PACU RN applies specialized nursing knowledge in assessing, implementing, and evaluating patient response to sometimes complex conditions, therapies and interventions. PACU RN initiates nursing care, health teaching, and health counseling that support life and restore well-being. Nursing care is performed in accordance with the PACU RN practice act and under the direction and supervision of the appropriate client representative(s) on the assigned Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room). $62 - 70 per hour


For more than 40 years, ATC Healthcare has provided leading nurses and healthcare professionals to hospitals and facilities nationwide. Healthcare systems around the U.S., including municipal health systems, multi-unit senior care companies, governments, school systems, VMS and MSP vendors trust us to deliver more than 100,000 nurses and other healthcare professionals on-demand. We are locally owned and managed and can help you find your perfect-match job in the areas of San Diego up to Irvine!

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k Plan
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Identity theft insurance
  • $62 - 70 per hour


Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.


Current and unrestricted RN nursing license in the state of practice.


One year of experience as an RN in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room) in the last three years.


Current BLS to ACLS required

TB test and MMR shot record required


Various client facility settings; possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials. Very friendly and helpful staff that have worked at facility for 5+ years.

  • Complies with ATC policies/procedures.
  • Complies with client facility nursing policies/procedures.
  • Conducts individualized patient assessment, prioritizing collection of data based on individual needs and condition.
  • Conducts ongoing nursing assessment as dictated by the patient's condition and in accordance with client facility's protocols.
  • Collaborates with other team members in the development, implementation, and evaluation of an individualized plan of care.
  • Performs appropriate treatments and therapies as ordered by physician in an appropriate and timely fashion.
  • Provides individualized patient and family teaching.
  • Documents patient assessments, findings, and psychosocial responses to nursing interventions.
  • Initiates emergency measures according to age appropriate and client advanced resuscitation protocols, as applicable.
  • Maintains confidentiality related to patient, family, client facility and staff in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Provides patient care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved.
  • Advocates patient rights with respect to advance directives and organ donation.
  • Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift, as needed based on individualized patient assessment.
  • Maintains competency in post-anesthesia care by participating in continuing education programs and meets state specific requirements.
  • Complies with accepted ethical conduct and professional Standards of Nursing Practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association or equivalent national organization.
  • Demonstrates ability to delegate effectively and appropriately.

Other Duties: Please note this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may vary by assignment and may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer: ATC Healthcare Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other category protected by Federal, State or local law. M/F/D/V EOE