HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN PACU in Gainesville, Florida

POSITION PURPOSE: Located in Gainesville, Florida, North Florida Regional is a 445-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care facility serving 14 counties in North-Central Florida. NFRMC is a member of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

Provide professional nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process. To collaborate with other members of the health care delivery team including physicians, to deliver quality health care.

Adhere to the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the nursing care rendered preoperative and postoperative until patient is dismissed from the facility. Relay information relative to the patient's condition to the circulating.

The PACU Nurse is responsible for assessing the post-anesthesia patient and providing nursing care, in compliance with physician's orders, facility guidelines, and established standards of care, to assist the patient to achieve readiness for discharge and to promote positive patient outcomes.


· Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process. · Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement processes. · Supports, maintains and provides an environment which is supportive of quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel. · Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers. · Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patients right to privacy by protecting confidential information. · Plans and implements patient care and teaching based on a total assessment and the age of the patient. · Evaluates and documents patient response; monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychosocial status; takes appropriate action based on assessment of the patient. · Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered. · Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues. · Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm. · Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements. · Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety. · Regular, punctual and dependable attendance. · Other duties as assigned.


· Associate Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN required


· State of Florida RN License required · BLS required at the time of hire · PALS and ACLS within 90 days of hire required · CAPA preferred

_Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities_

Demonstrated skills in organization, verbal and written communications, customer service, math, analysis, reading, following instruction, basic computer usage.

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· Acute care experience required

Title: RN PACU

Location: Florida-Gainesville-North Florida Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00039-10434