PACU RN Ft. Belvoir 1206

Maxim Healthcare Services Nursing
Post Date:
September 14, 2021

Maxim Government Services is searching for qualified Post Anesthesia Care Unit PACU Registered Nurses (RNs) for our client, Fort Belvoir Army base located in Fairfax, Virginia. Services are required full time 40 hours per week to service active duty military members and their families.

For additional information please contact Gene Manko at 410-910-2079, via e-mail at [email protected] or apply online!

The following benefits are offered with employment:

* Competitive Wages

* Accrued Paid Vacation

* Accrued Sick Leave

* 10 Paid Federal Holidays

* Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Medical, Dental, Vision life insurance coverage

* 401K Retirement Savings Program

* Weekly Pay


Minimum Qualifications:


1. Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) shall have a minimum of one year PACU experience in a hospital setting or ambulatory surgery center within the last three years. PACU RNs must have documented peri-anesthesia training with principles of patient assessment, airway management, pain control and hemodynamic monitoring.


2. PACU RNs shall possess an associate, diploma, baccalaureate and/or master’s degree in nursing and must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing from at least one state or territory in the United States


3. Must possess a valid, unrestricted license (with no limitations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a RN in at least one start or territory. License must remain current, valid and unrestricted during employment


4. Must have Basic Life Support Training (BLS) CPR sponsored by the American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certified. Certified Post Anesthesia nursing (CPAN) or Certified Ambulatory Peri-Anesthesia Nursing are desired but not required.


Job Description:


1. Respond decisively to life-threatening changes in patient condition; provide immediate and appropriate emergency measures, according to established protocols, dependent upon age group and critical care area assigned.


2. Administer a wide variety of rapid-acting, highly potent, and potentially lethal medications (direct intravenous and other routes), according to unit policies, procedures, and protocols.


3. Utilize a broad knowledge of drugs and intravenous therapy, including properties, indications, dosages/rates, and side effects.


4. May recover stable and unstable patients from general and regional anesthesia.


5. Administer and monitor oxygen therapy; interpret and respond to data.


6. Utilize intensive pulmonary care techniques, as needed.


7. Apply scientific observation skills to monitor and document patient response to therapy, remain aware of need to adjust dosage and/or rates, and collaborate with physicians/provider in charge.


8. Operate and monitor the performance of sophisticated equipment, used in the care of critically ill patients; which may include, but not limited to mechanical ventilators, hemodynamic monitoring equipment, intracranial pressure monitoring, intraaortic balloon pump, etc.


9. Interprets and responds to complex technological data generated by such equipment.

10. Respond to all emergencies during the shift.


11. Responsible for advanced cardiac life support code team (ACLS/PALS/NRP/STABLE) management until arrival of physician.


12. Continually observe for potential safety hazards, ensuring immediate action to resolve/correct, as needed.


13. Act as facilitator to mediate complaints and concerns of patients, family members and staff, taking immediate action to resolve or refer to a higher authority.


14. Manage the delivery of nursing care, utilizing knowledge of an extensive range of professional nursing theories, principles, and procedures (dependent on area assigned).


15. Interpret and ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care and practice.


16. Provide highly skilled and specialized clinical care.


17. May serve as member of resuscitation team or emergency code team.


18. Ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.


19. May be required to perform charge nurse duties.


20. Monitors cardiac telemetry, performs EKG runs, and interprets cardiac rhythm strips


For additional information please contact Gene Manko at 410-910-2079, via e-mail at [email protected] or apply online!

Gene Manko
Phone: 410-910-2079