Sutter Health RN - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) (Per Diem) in Sacramento, California


The primary role of the Registered Nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is to coordinate and deliver care of the post anesthesia patient immediately post operatively, addressing the physical, psychological, safety, rehabilitative, and learning needs of patients and their families. This function is performed in association with nursing peers and co-workers, attending physicians, and allied support services. The Registered Nurse in PACU uses the nursing process, medical therapeutics, and technological and personal interventions to a population including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.



Education :

Graduate of an accredited registered nurse program. Current California RN license or interim permit.


Acute care experience preferred. Experience in area of clinical specialty preferred.


Knowledge of nursing process in the assessment of physical and psychological needs of patients and their significant others. Demonstrate basic nursing skills. Aware of adult learning principles in providing teaching of patients and their significant others. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS-HCP), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred in specialty areas.

SGH PACU Specific Requirements:

Two years PACU or ICU experience required.

Current ACLS on hire and must maintain recognition.

PALS preferred

Demonstrate competency with hemodynamic monitoring.

Demonstrate competency with ventilator management.

SMH PACU Department Specific Requirements:

One year of PACU or ICU, PICU, NICU or ER experience required

Current ACLS certification or obtained within 6 months of hire and recognition maintained.

Current PALS certification or obtained within 6 months of hire and recognition maintained.

Demonstrates competency with hemodynamic monitoring

Demonstrates competency with ventilator management

Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento

Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: per diem

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.