Registered Nurse – RN PACU

Fond du Lac
Full Time

Job Details

  • Assess and evaluate patient care for an assigned group of patients, utilizing evidence-based practice.
  • Document accurately and completely pertinent assessments, interventions and outcomes for patients in accordance with documented standards, policies, procedures and/or guidelines.
  • Assist providers with patient assessment, examinations and treatments. 
  • Perform basic medical procedures and administer medication. 
  • Thoroughly educate and explain procedures to patients and family members (diagnosis, disease process, etc). 
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for care provided and documented by other licensed and unlicensed care givers as appropriate. 


  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in current state of work or compact license
  • Current BLS


SSM Health values our exceptional employees by offering a comprehensive benefits package to fit their needs. 

  • Paid Parental Leave: we offer eligible team members one week of paid parental leave for newborns or newly adopted children (pro-rated based on FTE). 
  • Flexible Payment Options: our voluntary benefit offered through DailyPay offers eligible hourly team members instant access to their earned, unpaid base pay (fees may apply) before payday.
  • Upfront Tuition Coverage: we provide upfront tuition coverage through FlexPath Funded for eligible team members. 

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It’s more than a career, it’s a callingWI-St. Agnes Hospital

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Job Highlights:

    • Department: PACU
    • Patient Population or Ratio: 1:1 or 1:2 nurse to patient ratio
    • Sign On Bonus: $10,000
    • Schedule: Block schedule 7a-330p,8a-8p, 830a-5p
    • Shift Differentials: Available for night, weekend, and additional shifts

***Call requirements of one night per week and every 5th weekend. The following day after call is always a day off. Rotating holiday schedule.
Location: SSM Health St Agnes Fond du Lac, WI

30 minute response time.

-Taking care of post-anesthesia patients
-Maintain airway, breathing, circulation
-Fast-paced, critical thinking. adaptability 
ACLS, PALS, telemetry certification will be required to complete in orientation period

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life 
Tuition Reimbursement 
Income based medical insurance premium discounts. 
HSA/FSA options 
Short and Long-Term Disability 
Generous PTO 
403b/401k retirement plans 
Daily Pay: Access your pay when you need it! 
Employee Relief Fund to help with life’s unexpected financial emergencies. 
Commitment to caring through philanthropy, volunteer opportunities, and PTO donation program. 

Our Culture
At SSM Health, we bring together and cultivate exceptional people. When our employees thrive, so does our healing Mission. 
We are committed to creating a partnership with employees. We ask our employees to actively engage and participate in decisions that impact their 
work. We celebrate together and recognize those people who help us deliver an exceptional experience. 

At SSM Health, you can expect a work environment where: 
• Employees feel valued, respected, and free to express themselves. 
• Each employee finds meaning in work, leveraging skills and talents toward a greater purpose. 
• Teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, while management is supportive.

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Job Summary:Provides leadership and direction to the patient care team. Performs age-specific physical, psychological, and social assessments, formulates nursing diagnoses, and develops a plan of care, which includes individualized treatment strategies for the post-anesthesia setting.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Completes and documents a thorough and accurate PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) admission assessment and utilizes critical judgment to analyze patient assessment data to develop an appropriate plan of care. Implements a plan of care or care pathway to provide individualized care for each patient. Plan of care is based upon patient assessment, physician and anesthesia orders and preferences, and procedure specific criteria in a manner that is prioritized and timely.
  • Demonstrates and maintains knowledge and skills necessary to meet physical, psycho-social, spiritual, cultural, and age appropriate needs of each patient.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects of nursing care in both routine and emergency situations. Communicates changes in patient condition to physicians and necessary staff in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate administration of medications and treatments according to policy, procedure and protocol. Verbalizes knowledge and demonstrates consistent use and compliance for written protocols (i.e.; pain, conscious sedation, skin, restraint, abuse, parental bonding, etc.)
  • Evaluates and documents patient’s progress toward achievement of outcomes. Meets discharge and ongoing patient educational needs related to treatment, procedures, disease process, equipment, medications, physician orders, and follow up care.
  • Communicates with patient family members while patients are in PACU in a timely manner.
  • Reports outcome progress and patient specific information to responsible caregiver when leaving department, end of shift, or upon transfer to another unit.
  • Demonstrates competence in delegation, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Evaluates care given by team members and gives feedback. Effectively supervises team members and maintains accountability for standard of care provided. Acts as a resource to other team members.
  • Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment. Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively on a team. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with patients, significant others, multidisciplinary team members, and co-workers. Assists in other surgical services departments as needed.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department’s Scope of Service.
  • As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model. Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing or education equivalency for licensing


  • No experience required


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

State of Work Location: Illinois 

  •     Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •     And 
  •     Registered Professional Nurse (RN) – Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 
  •     And 
  •         Advanced Life Support (ALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •         Or 
  •         Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – American Academy Pediatrics (AAP) 
  •         Or 
  •         Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 

State of Work Location: Missouri 

  •     Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •     And 
  •         Registered Nurse (RN) – Missouri Division of Professional Registration 
  •         Or 
  •         Registered Nurse (RN) Issued by Compact State 
  •     And 
  •         Advanced Life Support (ALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •         Or 
  •         Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – American Academy Pediatrics (AAP) 
  •         Or 
  •         Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 

State of Work Location: Oklahoma 

  •     Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •     And 
  •         Registered Nurse (RN) Issued by Compact State 
  •         Or 
  •         Registered Nurse (RN) – Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) 
  •     And 
  •         Advanced Life Support (ALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •         Or 
  •         Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – American Academy Pediatrics (AAP) 
  •         Or 
  •         Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 

State of Work Location: Wisconsin 

  •     Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •     And 
  •         Registered Nurse (RN) Issued by Compact State 
  •         Or 
  •         Registered Nurse (RN) – Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 
  •     And 
  •     Advanced Life Support (ALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 
  •         Or 
  •         Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – American Academy Pediatrics (AAP) 
  •         Or 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – American Heart Association (AHA) 

Work Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)

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