You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Post-Anesthesia Care Registered Nurse.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You know how to stay organized and move fast. You thrive in fast-paced environments and enjoy caring for a wide variety of procedural patients.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
In this role, we offer:
A predictable, set 7p-7a weekend schedule
Premium weekend option pay
No additional on-call responsibilities!
Our pre-op and PACU have 34 bays/rooms respectively and we perform an average of 50 cases a day. Our nurse to patient ratio is 1:1 or 1:2 depending on the acuity of the patients, as we provide both inpatient and outpatient care, keeping the patient and family at the center of the experience. We are proud to be an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and a private teaching hospital.
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a PACU RN you need to know how to:
Recognize and address patients’ psychological and physical needs
Foster continuity and quality of care with the best interest and well-being of patients and their families in mind
Assess a patients’ medical status upon admission
Assist in developing individualized treatment plans
Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines
Oversee care delivered by LPNs and/or CNAs
Participate in clinical team conferences
Continually expand your knowledge
Help improve our facility and safety programs
Follow hospital, regulatory and professional guidelines, policies and procedures
Communicate compassionately and effectively
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
ASN / ADN from an accredited program with the ability to obtain your BSN from an accredited program within four (4) years of hire unless you possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years of proven continuous Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting, required
Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability to obtain Colorado RN license, required
Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required
At least two (2) years of nursing experience in a comparable acute care/procedural setting, highly preferred
Are you a New Grad RN? Saint Joseph Hospital offers new graduate residency programs to help provide you with additional support as you begin your nursing career with us. Check out our New Grad Featured Job section of our careers website to keep informed on which programs are currently accepting applications.
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a PACU RN on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.