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Sutter Health Staff Nurse, Endo/Pain/PACU in Santa Cruz, California

Position Overview:


The PACU RN is responsible and accountable for planning, directing, assessing and providing nursing care/services in the PACU department. Serves as patient advocate.


  • Plans and provides patient care based on observations, patient’s needs and diagnosis, test results, physician orders and other pertinent information.

  • Evaluates patient’s response to care. Modifies and revises plan as necessary.

  • Collaborates with physicians to provide needed treatment and medication. This includes evaluation of the pre-op patient, pre-op teaching and administration of medications and IV fluids, pre-op shaves, as well as, evaluation of the post-op patient and administration of medications, IV fluids.



Education, including Licensures / Certifications / Registrations

Current CA RN License required

Current BLS for Healthcare providers (AHA), ACLS, and PALS certifications required


Preferred: Bilingual

Two years recent RN experience in an acute care hospital required

2 years recent PACU experience preferred

Organization: Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 10 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Other

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 60

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

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.