RN, 6A, South PACU, FT, Nights

  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Apr 25, 2023
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Department Overview

The OHSU South PACU provides 24/7 perianesthesia care to adult patients as well as some pediatric patients. The department cares for Ambulatory, Acute Care, and Critical Care patients arriving from home, the emergency department, or from the In-Patient setting and prepares them for surgery or other procedures. We also recover patients from anesthesia after their surgeries and transition them to the inpatient setting or discharge them home. OHSU is a Magnet designated hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and the only Academic Medical Center in the state of Oregon.

Function/Duties of Position

The PeriAnesthesia nurses are responsible for assessing patient and family needs, planning and coordinating care, and for consultation of interdisciplinary services. Procedures and treatments provided in the PeriAnesthesia Department include but are not limited to: placing venous access, drawing bloodwork, medication administration, fluid and blood administration, radiography, ultrasonography, intubation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Patient population and diagnoses vary from minor to critical to include both elective and emergent surgeries. The PeriAnesthesia Team works to determine level of care based on patient stability, discharge appropriateness, and resource and referral allocation. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1 to 1:4 based on ASPAN standards and the patient’s dynamic stability and acuity.

Required Qualifications

  • One year of related clinical experience in adult or pediatric ICU, Emergency Department, Interventional, or other Pre-/Post-Anesthesia setting.
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and have excellent communication and reflection skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team, provide and receive feedback, and the flexibility to prioritize, delegate, and adapt in stressful situations.
  • Unencumbered OSBN RN License
  • BSN for external candidates
  • Current BLS
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Phase I Recovery experience in the last five years
  • BSN for Internal Candidates
  • CPAN or CAPA certification
  • Current ACLS
  • Experience with leadership, projects, or participation in shared governance


Additional Details


  • Specialty Experience: 4-6 weeks (variable)
  • Non-Specialty Experience: 8 weeks
  • Resource: 4-6 weeks


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu


PeriAnesthesia Nursing