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The PACU is dedicated to providing a smooth, quick and comfortable recovery to all of our patients by providing high quality nursing care based on ASPAN standards. The General PACU is a 27 bed unit located on the second floor in the Weinberg building and is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The unit is sub-divided into three areas: the main PACU, the Satellite PACU and the Pre-op Holding Area. Service is extended primarily to adults but also includes pediatric and adolescent patients for post-anesthesia care and recovery.
This role is considered the minimum role for all nurses at UMMC who have greater than 12 months experience. This nurse will be competent in the skills/knowledge required and fully participate in unit governance. He/she will practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Professional Nurse Job Charter. Independently provides and coordinates care provided to patients within a clinical specialty. Serves as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both care provided and in participation in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness at the unit level. Is accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.