PACU Nurse Resume Samples

A PACU Nurse works with the recovery room or post-anesthesia care unit, where patients are monitored while they are recovering from the effects of anesthesia. The most common work activities listed on the PACU Nurse Resume include the following – aspects of patient care following surgery, monitoring heart rate, breathing, and respiration, blood pressure, managing the pain and nausea of the patient; monitoring potential bleeding or pathological indications, assessing the patient’s overall conditions; providing care and intervention as needed; instructing patients in self-care techniques and assisting the patient following the procedure.

These nurses must be able to think and act critically and be able to make confident decisions in a fast-paced clinical atmosphere. Strong communication skills and the ability to monitor patients round-the-clock is as well needed. A Nursing degree with significant experience working in other units is commonly regarded as a mandatory requirement to enter this post.

PACU Nurse Resume example

PACU Nurse Resume

Headline : Seeking a PACU Nurse position that will allow me to use the skills I have acquired during 25 years of experience working in the medical field.

Skills : Great Communication Skills, Ability to Make Decisions.

Description :

  • Evaluated and completed an assessment of the client and needs to provide supportive care before, and after procedures.
  • Initiated IV access and maintains an aseptic technique.
  • Assessed, evaluated, and accurately recorded the client's post-sedation status and provides supportive care during the post-procedure phase.
  • Maintained accurate medical records.
  • Initiated emergency measures as needed.
  • Communicated pertinent information with Charge Nurse and Anesthesia staff as needed.
  • Administered IV medications as ordered.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Baccalaureate In Nursing


PACU Nurse Resume

Headline : To obtain a position as a PACU Nurse where I can reach top nursing care performance utilizing advanced nursing practices, medical methods, and techniques. To conduct individualized age-specific patient/family assessments upon admission according to defined standards.

Skills : Medication Administration, Insulin Management, First Aid.

Description :

  • Preformed numerous tasks such as intravenous access /administration, vital signs, monitoring patients during post-operation, and prevention of postoperative hypothermia.
  • Actively aided inpatient and family teaching of post-operative instructions.
  • Maintained acceptable standards of patient care.
  • Identified problems and guided personnel to their solution.
  • Accurately and promptly implemented physicians' orders.
  • Preformed MAR audits against medical records to ensure correct medications were administered to patients.
  • Responsible for the supervision of nursing staff within an assigned unit.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS


PACU Nurse Resume

Objective : PACU Nurse with a background in Pediatrics, Medical-Surgical Care, and Preoperative and PACU care. Looking to obtain a responsible position as a Registered Nurse in which my education, skills, and training can be utilized towards advancement.

Skills : Compassionate, Efficient Care, Patient Advocacy, Team Approach To Care, Self-Motivated.

Description :

  • Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
  • Provided necessary health education training for patients.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
  • Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse, and blood pressure.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Partnered with a team of Registered Nurses to ensure the overall well-being of all patients.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science In Nursing

PACU Nurse Resume

Objective : Dedicated PACU Nurse with 8 years of track record providing quality, patient-centered care at a hospital, nursing home, and private office settings. Solidly credentialed and diversely experienced - a comprehensive background in pediatric, geriatric, long-term care, orthopedics, trauma, and infusion nursing. Knowledge of DHEC regulations and JCAHO standards.

Skills : MS Office Suite, Nursing Skills, Interpersonal Skills.

Description :

  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics, and test results in medical records.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, fluids, reviewed post-op orders, and oriented patients to the unit.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Implemented new floor assignments based on the evaluation of staffing requirements.
  • Monitored the patient until the patient is conscious, has stable vital signs, or meets other criteria depending on the facility's policies and procedures.
  • Trained as both circulating and scrub nurse in the operating room for Caesarian section, tubal ligation, and hysterectomy.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS In Nursing

PACU Nurse Resume

Summary : PACU Nurse with over 12 years experience in PACU (recovery room). Excellent communication and teaching skills. Extensive experience in providing compassionate care for patients with chronic and acute conditions from pediatrics to geriatrics. To maintain a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.

Skills : Patient Care, Nursing skills, Communication Skills.

Description :

  • Helped to gather information data for new multiple level data sharing systems for moving patients through the surgical services experience.
  • Helped to gather information data for temporal thermometer vs ear prove temperature results.
  • Worked with multiple disciplines for >10 years.
  • Managed an average of 12 staff members for >10 years as a charge nurse.
  • Acted as a patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Provided a safe environment for clients during their admission and recovery.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
ADN In Nursing

PACU Nurse Resume

Summary : Highly skilled, compassionate, detail-oriented PACU Nurse with 14 years of experience providing excellent customer service through patient care. Currently seeking opportunities in an area that will utilize my experience and passion for helping others.

Skills : Customer Support, Team Player, Computer Literate.

Description :

  • Provided quality care for critically ill surgical, medical, neurological, and high-risk patients.
  • Recovered patients from surgery.
  • Partnered with physicians, nurses, and medical specialists to ensure effective patient care and desired outcomes.
  • Provided excellent assessment, diagnosis, evaluations, and implementation skills.
  • Closely monitored and recorded vitals, airways, sedation, and pain levels.
  • Assessed patient conditions with arterial lines, ventilators following procedures involving anesthesia.
  • Administered medications and performed hemodynamic monitoring of invasive lines and EKG interpretation.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
ADN In Nursing

PACU Nurse Resume

Summary : Over 14 years of PACU Nurse in Critical Care. Responsible for rendering professional nursing care and directs and guides patient teaching and activities of ancillary personnel. Exhibits the MHS Standards of Excellence and exercises strict confidentiality at all times.

Skills : Patient Care, Nursing, Management Skills, Multitasking.

Description :

  • Provided direct patient care for 2-3 patients in an 11-bed PACU, while working with a multidisciplinary team of critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, and pharmacists.
  • Addressed the acute needs of post-operative patients, administer medications, and implement physician orders.
  • Monitored cardiac activity of postoperative patients and perform mechanical ventilation management.
  • Prepared patients for multiple surgeries in the preoperative area.
  • Coordinated discharge of postoperative patients.
  • Monitored post heart catheterization patients and coordinate their discharge.
  • Reported accurately and concisely to RN assuming care when a patient was to be admitted for continuous observation.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science In Nursing

PACU Nurse Resume

Headline : Seeking a PACU Nurse position with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : Medication Administration, Insulin Management, First Aid.

Description :

  • Provided triage, antepartum, vaginal and cesarean deliveries, circulators in OR, PACU nurse, postpartum, newborn care, pre-op, and post-op GYN and OB care.
  • Maintained PACU supplies and inventory.
  • Assisted in the care of ICU patients.
  • Completed workup of the patient prior to the procedure.
  • Performed assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychological, and cognitive status.
  • Formulated a goal-directed plan of care, which is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.
  • Implemented care in a knowledgeable, skilled consistent manner in reaching the desired patient outcomes through nursing processes.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Nursing

PACU Nurse Resume

Summary : Friendly and caring PACU Nurse, willing to learn new tasks. Confident and positive natured patient advocate. Reliable team player with critical thinking skills Excelle.nt confidentiality management with respect for patient privacy.

Skills : Analytical skills, Nursing skills, Communication skills, Interpersonal skills.

Description :

  • Served as a patient advocate throughout the perioperative stay.
  • Explained procedures/treatment/discharge to patients and family members.
  • Assembled supplies and equipment for surgery.
  • Responded to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Collaborated with the perioperative team, anesthesiologist, and surgeon for a continuum of patient care and discharge.
  • Documented patient assessment in the electronic patient record and nursing care plan.
  • Provided care to patients before the procedure, during procedure, and post-procedure.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

PACU Nurse Resume

Objective : As a PACU Nurse, responsible for providing continuity of care designed to meet individual patient needs through collaboration with other members of the healthcare team and supporting the philosophy, objectives and goals of the facility, etc,.

Skills : Problem Solving, Team Approach To Care, Self-Motivated.

Description :

  • Assisted anesthesia with X-ray(C-Arm) during pain injections and/or giving pain medication and/or sedation as needed.
  • Established priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available center resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Performed efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
  • Worked in the recovery room in this ambulatory setting, recovering patients of all ages after anesthesia for various surgeries.
  • Monitored and met patient's needs postoperatively Discharged patients postoperatively Transported patients to rooms.
  • Reported abnormal findings to the physician.
  • Monitored vital signs and cardiac rhythm.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED