PACU Nurse Resume

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Career Objective:

Dedicated and experienced nursing professional, seeking a PACU Nurse position at “St. Mary’s Hospital,” to provide direct nursing services and quality healthcare to patients recovering from surgeries.

Summary of Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of advanced nursing practices, various therapies, and hands-on experience in providing PACU care

  • Expertise in administering anesthesia to patients undergoing complex surgery

  • Adept at sterilizing and maintaining operating room equipment

  • Ability to assess patients’ health, record treatment responses, and change nursing care as necessary

  • Skilled in handling pre and post-operative duties

  • Good at handling MS Office Suite and other computer applications

  • Proven leadership qualities along with excellent organizational skills

Work Experience:

PACU Nurse

Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio

October 2016 – Present

  • Monitoring BP, arterial pressure, MAP and central venous lines during ongoing surgery, and performing ventilator management

  • Using knowledge of cardiac telemetry and assisting doctors during complex heart procedures

  • Managing patient admission process to operation theatre by ensuring medical wristbands and mental preparedness for the procedure

  • Collaborating with the nursing staff to prepare post-operative ward for 10 patients daily and setting up room according to doctor’s suggestion

  • Maintaining open communication with the administration department and nursing staff regarding patients with no insurance plans

  • Providing assistance to surgeons in operating procedures as required

  • Supervising a team of 10 PACU nurses in checking vital parameters, and educating family members about the treatment process

PACU Nurse

Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio

April 2014 – September 2016

  • Provided healthcare to patients undergoing treatment for acute illnesses like renal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal surgeries

  • Coordinated with other nurses to give post-operative care to patients recovering from anesthetic effect at ambulatory surgical center

  • Diagnosed and administered anesthesia to patients post operation to alter the level of consciousness and ensure proper rest

  • Recognized health abnormalities in patients after administering medication, and reported it to the concerned specialist

  • Monitored patients’ health and determine feasibility of discharge

  • Interpreted and followed surgeon’s instructions to review lab reports, X-ray reports, and ECG levels

  • Documented medical histories, allergies, and other vital assessment parameters before admitting patients to hospital

Registered Nurse

Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, Ohio

July 2012 – March 2014

  • Provided medical care to patients by following the policies and standards of the hospital, and reduced negative client feedback by 35%

  • Performed post-operation assessment, and record vital parameters

  • Implemented post-surgical treatment plan peadiatric patients, and decreased high anxiety levels

  • Coordinated with the nursing team to provide timely basic medical treatments after consulting the preferred physician

  • Educated patient’s family about the post-operative care and stressed on importance to avoid external infection complications, and preventive measures

  • Followed instructions given by physician regarding administering of medicines and handled equipment like IV pain pumps, oral medications, and injections

  • Informed family members about the surgical procedures, and received their content prior to the operation


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio



  • Registered Nurse, 2011


On request.

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