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A PACU nurse cares for patients after an operation or surgical procedure to help them recuperate from anesthesia. Generally, the PACU nurse takes vital signs, dresses wounds, monitors a patient’s progress and administers medications. PACU nurses should be proficiently trained to render critical care. Search for nurse jobs today. 

Core skills include:

  • Proficient in a variety of high-level nursing skills
  • Able to assess, plan and implement critical care to service users after surgery
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate within the interdisciplinary team and across disciplines and agencies
  • Effective communication skills (written, non-verbal & verbal)
  • Able to function effectively as a team member
  • Self-motivated, uses own initiative and will make decisions
  • Able to manage and prioritise workload (self and others) and allocate work to meet a service user's needs
  • IT skills

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