RN Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Night Shift

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/7/2021 4:43 PM)
Requisition ID
Nursing - Surgical Services/Interventional
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
ICE PeriopSvc Main PACU
Night Shift (Defined for Classified roles as shift starts at 2:30 p.m. or later)
Post End Date


Schedule: Full Time, 7P-7A, 3 x 12 Shifts per week, with call. 1 major holiday per year, employee will float as needed to Main Preop/Main PACU/ODS/Preop, and ODS PACU


The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.  The PACU is a 22 bed unit that is open 24/7 to accommodate patients who have undergone surgical or other procedures which require general anesthesia. In addition, PACU is the unit for critical care patients. PACU provides an all RN staff with a background in critical care or emergency nursing. The RN staff are BLS, ACLS and PALS trained. PACU serves as a back-up to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital nurses when the ACH patient requires surgery or other procedures at UAMS facilities. The RN staff receives a comprehensive orientation and additional training with the changing patient population.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • 11 Paid Holidays, with Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


The Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care for patients within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.The RN is responsible to adhere to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA, and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members. 

  • Collects and documents assessment data.
  • Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard. 
  • Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach. 
  • Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes. 
  • Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning. 
  • Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families. 
  • Acts as a resource/supports others. 
  • Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality. 
  • Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training. 
  • Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff.
  • Interacts with, and assists, the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary.
  • Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines.
  • Assists internal and external stakeholders, as needed, with exceptional customer service.


Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing. 
  • Valid RN License
  • Minimum of  one (1) years RN experience and one (1) year of PACU, ICU, or ED experience

Additional Requirements/Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Strong work ethics and accountability.
  • Certification in TNCC and PALS can be obtained post hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years RN experience
  • Current ACLS, BLS, TNCC, PALS 

Employees in this role must be fitted for, capable of donning and performing routine tasks in personal protective equipment to include N95 masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) or Controlled Air Purifying Respirators (CAPR).


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and registry check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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