Job Description

Location: Mountain Vista Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/2/2020


About Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mountain Vista Medical Center is a 178-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in east Mesa, Arizona, offering comprehensive health care services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, orthopedics, breast care, maternity care, women’s services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. The Medical Center is equipped with the most advanced medical technology, in a resort-like setting, with features that include all private rooms, electronic health records, room service, and wireless Internet access. For more information about Mountain Vista Medical Center and its services, please visit, on Facebook at, or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355).

PACU RN -- Position Summary:

  • Always represents CARES Standards: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Stewardship
  • Demonstrates support of the Medical Center's mission, values and vision in all actions and interactions with employees, patients, medical staff, guests and visitors
  • Works to make a positive impression on patients, medical staff, guests, visitors and co-workers
  • Protects the privacy and dignity of our patients
  • Shows concern by anticipating patient needs and adapting to their preferences
  • Works well with others as a team member
  • Recognizes the dignity of each person and shows respect for one another
  • Works to resolve concerns and complaints promptly and effectively
  • Demonstrates kindness through words and actions
  • Maintains a safe and clean OR environment
  • Maintains a clean, neat and professional appearance
  • Demonstrates responsiveness to the needs of our patients, coworkers and others
  • Informs patients and others about waits, delays and other possible inconveniences
  • Communicates in caring and appropriate ways
  • Formulates and revises Perioperative Care plan of care as indicated by patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness
  • Involves patient and patient's family when appropriate
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning opportunities and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate
  • Demonstrates the use of critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in coordinating and supervising patient care
  • Completes documentation which reflects current nursing standards, and which supports policies and procedures
  • Manages and operates unit equipment safely and correctly
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current patient safety goals and policies
  • Applies knowledge of infection control policies and procedures supporting standards of care
  • Communicates appropriately with patients, physicians, co-workers, staff and patient families
  • Interacts with a high level of professionalism, respect and dignity
  • Maintains patient confidentiality
  • Participates in the clinical development of self and others to provide for personal growth, unit clinical competency and unit retention
  • Participates in the department's continuous quality improvement activities
  • Committee and meeting participation: Unit staff meetings; other participation as appropriate and required
  • Knowledge of Caring for patient Preoperatively and Postoperatively (Air ways and Cardiac Strips)
  • Knowledge of prepping patient per procedure
  • Knowledge of universal protocols
  • Assisting anesthesia with Blocks
  • Completing time-outs as needed
  • Ability to work with, and other interdisciplinary teams as needed
  • Works directly with Surgeons and Anesthesia and assists as needed
  • Understanding care of post op patient dependent on acuity
  • Nursing care for children ages 4 and up preoperatively and postoperatively
  • Understanding of Discharge Planning
  • Comfortable with explaining the surgical process to patients and families as needed, from start to finish
  • Works as a patient advocate always

Position Requirements

  • ADN in Nursing
  • Licensed RN in the State of Arizona or Compact RN License
  • BLS / ACLS / PALS as required by Department
  • Ability to work effectively with computer based charting and other clinical software programs
  • Adaptability to change, organizational skills
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
  • Minimum of 2 Years of PACU and/or Preop Nursing Experience
  • Will consider ICU and ED Nursing Experience if the right for the position
  • Willing to cross train in ENDO and Pre-admission testing

Preferred Requirements

  • 3-5 years of recent PACU nursing Experience
  • CPAN Certification
  • Bachelor’s in Nursing

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities, Women, Disabled, Veterans

Application Instructions

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