Registered Nurse PACU Supervisor

SCL Health
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
September 23, 2022
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Registered Nurse Shift Supervisor in the PACU.


Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold.


Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




Our PACU compassionately cares for post-surgical patients for a variety of surgical specialties, including: OB-GYN, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Cardiac, Neuro, ENT, Urology, Plastics, Podiatry and Robotics.  We are proud to be a Heart and Neurovascular Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and a Level II Trauma Center.


Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence - Magnet designation - by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years. 


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.






Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well honor each others dignity and surpass the standards we set. Well encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


Your day.


As a PACU RN Shift Supervisor you need to know how to:

  • Manage department clinical outcomes, costs, and customer satisfaction in the daily care assignments and the operations of the room units. Provide direction and assistance for problem solving, to ensure adequate staffing and material resources are available.
  • Serve as a resource to staff in resolving patient care or systems issues, such as patient throughput, patient placement, and staffing, temporary support for procedures and trips for diagnostic testing, on a designated shift.
  • Function in the charge nurse role for the department. Provide onsite supervision of Nursing and tech staff to facilitate operations for assigned shift. Evaluate staffing plan for assigned shift, evaluate acuity and staffing mix needs - assign float staff and determine low census and call back staff. Determine when call staff are utilized. Make staffing plan for next shift.
  • Conduct accurate clinical assessments, identify and prioritize patient/ family strengths needs, and priorities, may develop, implement and evaluate patients individualized plan of care, and modify plan to meet mutually agreed upon clinical goals and outcomes. Care is consistent with established policies, procedures, standards of care. Identify the normal course of illness in assigned patient population recognizing and intervening when deviation occurs.
  • Provide support to new staff members assisting in their transition to the department environment. Provide feedback on performance or education needs to the specific department manager.
  • Display respect for patient /family dignity and privacy in all patient family interactions. Establish and maintain mutual trust within the nurse - patient/ family relationship. Correct patient service problems promptly and objectively. Listen and acknowledge patient family knowledge of health status and engage their participation in care. Provide for optimum comfort of patient and families utilizing evidenced based approaches.



Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN), required
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in nursing, required
  • Current Colorado or Compact State RN License, required

Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a PACU RN Shift Supervisor on our team we hope youll join us. At St. Marys Medical Center youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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