Job Description

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Surgical Services is comprised of 12 operating rooms (OR’s). Two ORs belong to Women’s Surgical Services (WSS) and the remainder are housed in the Main OR (MOR). In the MOR, there is a designated room utilized as an Endoscopy suite and another as a Cystoscopy room. There are 9 PACU bays in the MOR and 4 PACU bays in WSS. The PACU department provides staffing to both the MOR and WSS, as well as recovers NORAS, pediatric endoscopy procedures, ERCP’s, EUS’s and the inpatient endoscopy patient population. Patients who undergo cardiac catheterization are recovered by the Cath Lab team within a separate unit. 

YRMC offers a vast number of surgical procedures with the exception of brain and neurology specialties. Patients who have undergone a cardiac procedure are transferred directly from the OR to the ICU for recovery, bypassing PACU. YRMC does not have a PICU, therefore, pediatric patients who require intensive care will require transfer to facility in Phoenix, Arizona. 

The amount of orientation for the PACU position is dependent upon experience and skill level. The length of orientation will be determined by the PeriAnesthesia Manager and Educator. Orientation may take place on varying shifts outside of the shift hired for. Once off orientation, staff will be scheduled according to the hours in which they were hired. Due to the nature of surgery, there may be a need to flex hours either earlier or later, dependent upon the need of the department. In the event that this occurs, staff would be notified of such a need prior to their scheduled shift.

The Charge Nurse Inpatient leads people, effectively uses time, equipment and supplies to maximize throughput of the surgical patient. Recruits, trains, and engages perioperative staff while engaging medical staff colleagues to strengthen relationships while continuing to work to meet or exceed organizational and national patient safety and quality goals.

YRMC Surgical Services and PACU thrive on communication, flexibility, teamwork, and respect.


Minimum Requirements: 

* Associate's Degree in Nursing

* Active RN license through the AZ State Board of Nursing

* Active BLS Certification through the American Heart Association

* At least 3 years experience

Work Schedule: 12-hours, Days, Varied


Physical Requirements and working conditions for this position will be provided to you upon interview.


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