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Staff Nurse Level II (RN) - Post Anesthesia Care Unit

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New Britain General


New Britain, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Some call obligation, weekends, rotating holidays

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut is an acute-care community teaching hospital, we provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in general medicine and surgery, as well as a wide variety of specialties. Staffed by our talented team of leading professionals, The Hospital of Central Connecticut provides a wide array of services throughout the region, caring for patients from birth through the end of life.


Job Description:

Post-anesthesia care unit nurses at The Hospital of Central Connecticut are responsible for both pre- and post-operative care. The PACU nurses prepare patients for surgery by initiating IV’s, administering medications, providing patient education, and validating required documentation. Post-operatively, the PACU nurse is responsible for recovering patients from anesthesia and managing postoperative care, following best-practice guidelines from The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). We are a 10 bed PACU, providing care to a variety of surgical services, such as general surgery, robotics, urology, gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, thoracic, colorectal surgery, and trauma. Also included is managing the recovery of some higher-acuity vascular surgery patients.  We are a busy service, providing 24/7 coverage with some on-call requirements.  ICU experience is preferred although we will consider nurses with ED, step-down and floor-level experience on an individual basis.  ACLS certification is required for external candidates as we frequently care for ICU and step-down patients. Nurse/Patient ratio is 2:1. We are looking for candidates with a positive outlook and a teamwork mentality.


  • Current Connecticut RN License
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school
  • ICU experience preferred, will consider ED, step-down and floor-level experience
  • BSN Preferred
  • BLS certification by the American Heart Association required prior to date of hire
  • ACLS required for external candidates


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