Registered Nurse

Nursing ServicesPACU Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

Title:  RN Level I 553652000

Department:  PACU

Reports To:  Director, Surgical Services

Shift:  Varies 

Status:  PRN


Provides direct patient care to the patients in the post anesthesia setting using the nursing process. Must be able to manage the care of assigned patients and cope with rapid patient turnover and high census. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to patients of all ages.


Education:  Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program or will obtain prior to working as a RN. Successful completion of the Basic Arrhythmia Class and Conscious Sedation Class is required, ACLS, and PALS

Licensure:  Current Georgia RN or a multi-state license meeting eNLC criteria professional licensure or will obtain prior to beginning work as a RN. BLS CPR required

Experience:  None 

Skills:  Routine and critical care nursing skills.

Prolonged walking and standing required, with the ability to lift and move patients. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to tolerate rapid patient turnover and high census. Works in typical PACU setting with patients experiencing a wide range of surgical procedures and anesthetics. Required to work an on call schedule.