Sutter Health Registered Nurse Pre-Operative/PACU - Fairfield Surgery Center (Full Time) in Fairfield, California


The Pre-Operative/PACU RN is directly responsible for patient care during the pre-operative and recovery periods and indirectly responsible through coordination and information sharing with the Operating Room and Endoscopy staff during that period when the patient is having their procedure. The RN serves as a role model and mentor in the development of clinical skills, communication skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and team work. The RN recommends changes in systems and processes to remove barriers in providing efficient, cost effective care.




Must have a valid current license to practice nursing in the State of California. A Bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred.


Significant experience working in a PACU supporting multi-specialties, preferably in an ambulatory surgery center is required. This level of experience is typically achieved in approximately three years.


Demonstrated knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to tactfully interact with diverse health professionals, physicians and patients. Extensive knowledge of recommended Peri-Anesthesia standards / practices and infection control. Current knowledge regarding equipment utilized in the Pre-Op and PACU.

Special Skills/Equipment:

Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communications, functional supervision/ delegation and human relations is required. Must be a flexible, creative individual who is open to change along with the ability to handle multiple priorities. Requires the ability to operate and trouble-shoot PACU equipment. ACLS/PALS required. Adult training skills are preferred.

Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Fairfield

Organization: Sutter Medical Foundation - West

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.