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Job #21511
Registered Nurse, RN, BSN
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Full Time, FIXED SHIFTS, Nights
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • Self-scheduling; eight-week schedules
  • Three 12-hour shifts per week
  • Minimal call and weekend requirements
  • Full-time night shifts available (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights – fixed shifts)


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. The PACU Nurses care for both adult and pediatric patients who have undergone a broad range of surgical procedures with acuity ranging from Ambulatory to Critical Care. Surgical specialties include ENT, Urological, Vascular, Plastics, and Thoracic with an emphasis on Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and Transplant.

Professional Development Opportunities:
  • 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.

  • BSN required; candidates enrolled in a BSN program will be considered.
  • PACU and/or critical care (ICU) experience required.
  • BLS required upon hire; ACLS and PALS required within 3 months of hire.
  • EMR (Cerner) experience an asset.

  • Exceptional customer service skills and commitment to patient safety.
  • Flexibility and willingness to participate in a dynamic, learning environment.
  • Desire to participate in continuous performance improvement.

As part of our compensation package, our full-time, hospital-based clinical nurses may receive additional benefits that include:
  • Outstanding educational opportunities, including up to $6,000 of tuition assistance annually.
  • Professional development opportunities, including Collaborative Governance and a financially-incentivized Clinical Advancement Ladder.
  • Relocation reimbursement (based on eligibility).
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all candidates for employment and employees.
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