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Pre-Op/PACU RN/OR Circulator

Job ID: 31834 Date posted: 07/25/2022 Location: Sacramento, California Facility: USPI
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Pain Diagnostic & Treatment Center, is seeking a motivated Pre-Op/PACU RN/OR Circulator Per-Diem to join our team. Pain Diagnostic & Treatment Center is a fast-paced facility committed to producing the highest quality work and experience for patients and their families. 


  • The Registered nurse is responsible for the application of the nursing process to deliver safe, complete, and high-quality care to all Pre and Post anesthesia patients
  • The Registered nurse will provide diligent care to outpatient surgery patients via monitoring, assessment, intervention, and continuous reassessment. The post-anesthesia care unit nurse (PACU nurse) will provide care for post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia, including general, MAC, regional, and local.
  • Communicates effectively, conscientiously and frequently with all team members to share information and independently solve problems in a positive, results oriented manner.
  • Provide pre- and post-operative instructions and emotional support to patient and, at times, family.
  • Maintain and apply the scientific knowledge relevant to the care requirements of the patient with consideration of age specific and developmental needs.
  • Attend staff meetings, educational and safety programs.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills to facilitate a smooth work flow.
  • Demonstrate high quality customer service to our patients, their families, physicians and each other.
  • Use effective communication techniques which adhere to common standards of courtesy


  • Assess patients prior to surgery
  • Ensure that operative and informed consents are signed and in order
  • Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for surgical procedure
  • Initiate IVs and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure
  • Assess patients’ post-operative condition
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Log all findings in patient’s medical record
  • Answer patient questions and ensure they are kept comfortable
  • Monitor patients for condition changes and report any changes to the physician
  • Perform intervention duties in cases of post-operative emergencies



Required Skills:


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current California Nursing License
  • Current BLS and ACLS
  • Understand principles of aseptic technique and their implementation
  • Circulating experience preferred, willing to train

Required Experience:

* Previous experience working in an ambulatory surgical setting preferred.

Pain Diagnostic & Treatment Center complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce.  If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date.  If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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