Swedish Medical Center Registered Nurse - Pre and Post Surgery Center/PACU II in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Registered Nurse (1.0 FTE, Evening shift) to work in the Pre and Post Surgery Center / PACU II at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The PPACU (Pre/Post Anesthesia Care Unit) Registered Nurse (RN) assumes leadership, responsibility and accountability for designated patients in the pre-operative and post-operative, phase II recovery care units.

In this position you will:

  • Assess patient prior to procedure, reviewing patient identification, consent, physical and psychological health status, allergies, and readiness for surgery

  • Review data collected, pertinent health history, physician orders, and patient needs to formulate and prioritize a plan of care.

  • Monitor patient vital signs in the phase II recovery area, adapting readily to changing situations.

  • Provide patient education post surgery to prepare patient for discharge

  • Provide for patient safety throughout the PACU experience.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed as Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

  • Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing, or must attain a BSN within 6 years of hire

  • Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)

  • Current ACLS certification

  • Two years experience in a Medical or Surgical or Cardiac or Ambulatory Surgery Unit

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Adequate knowledge to perform assessments, plan patient care, provide direct care and ability to educate and orient patients and families

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence. Swedish has grown to become the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Surgical Services (Intraop)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 134121