PACU Training Course
for Critical Care Nurses
ICU / ED RNs - Become a PACU Nurse at MGUH!
Full Time, Days, 3 12-Hour Shifts - Self-Scheduling
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Interested in a day shift, flexible schedule?
Join our Magnet® Nursing Family and become a PACU Nurse!
MedStar Georgetown is currently seeking experienced
critical care nurses for our PACU Training Course. This program includes the following elements:
Personalized orientation schedule, one-on-one preceptorship (with primary and secondary preceptor).
Review of applicable components of Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (developed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses) – may be included based on your unique experience and skill needs.
PACU Specialty Classes and Competency-based Orientation (derived from ASPAN Standards).
Shadow days offered in all perioperative areas, including OR and Surgery Center.
Reimbursed American Heart Association certifications offered, as needed (BLS, ACLS, PALS).
In order to qualify for a position in the PACU Training Course, you must have:
All candidates hired for the PACU Training Course for Critical Care Nurses will be required to commit to one year of full-time employment in the PACU, following completion of training course.
Professional Development Opportunities:
A minimum of two years of hospital-based, inpatient critical care nursing experience (ICU or ED).
Internal MGUH applicants must have worked their current department for at least one year, exclusive of unit-based orientation.
Collaborative Governance participation encouraged at the unit and hospital-wide level.
Clinical Advancement Ladder with substantial financial compensation.
Up to $6000 of educational assistance annually for full-time Clinical Nurses.
CPAN and CAPA preparation classes/study groups on-site.
Self-scheduling; eight-week schedules.
Three 12-hour shifts per week, Monday through Friday.
Day shifts with staggered start times from 7:00am to 11:30am.
Minimal call and off-shift requirements; maximum of 12 hours per call shift.
If you have any questions or are interested in other nursing opportunities, please contact a Nurse Recruiter at 202-444-1215. We would also be happy to offer a share day to qualified, interested candidates.
The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a 16-bay Recovery Room that provides immediate postoperative care to surgical patients in accordance with ASPAN standards. PACU Nurses care for both adult and pediatric patients who have undergone a broad range of surgical procedures. Surgical specialties include ENT, Urological, Vascular, Plastics, and Thoracic with an emphasis on Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and Transplant.
PACU Nurses work with patients across the continuum of care, from the least acute to the most acute. They assess the needs of the patient and provide appropriate interventions, utilizing critical thinking to practice with a great deal of autonomy. In addition, the PACU offers flexible, desirable schedules with minimal off-shifts since the majority of patients are undergoing planned surgical procedures.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all candidates for employment and employees.