How much does a PACU Nurse make in the United States? The average PACU Nurse salary in the United States is $92,300 as of October 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $82,700 and $103,700. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) - 3x12 Nights

Centra Healthcare Solutions - Charlottesville, VA

PACU Registered Nurse RN

Parham Doctors' Hospital - Henrico, VA

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The PACU Nurse monitors vital signs, administers medications, including intravenous medications, and develops patient care plans in conjunction with surgeons and anesthesiologists. Provides professional nursing care to assigned post-operative patients. Being a PACU Nurse observes patients' progress, records observations in patient medical records, and updates attending physicians directly when necessary. Provides support to patients waking up from anesthesia, including bandage maintenance, pain management, nausea treatment, and ensuring patients receive adequate rest, fluids and nutrients. In addition, PACU Nurse teaches patients how to clean bandages, take medication, and follow post-surgical care instructions. Requires graduation from an approved nursing program. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires a state license to practice. PACU Nurse's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2022

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