Registered Nurse, Preop/PACU

Registered Nurse, Preop/PACU

Department: Vail

Type: Pool

Location: Vail, CO

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Vail Health is searching for an experienced Pre-Op/PACU Nurse



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About the Position: Pre-Op/PACU Registered Nurse 

The Pre-Op/PACU Nurse at Vail Health focuses on caring for patients before and after surgeries and procedures. Prior to a patient’s surgery, you will assess the patient by reviewing their current and past health history, collecting and analyzing lab results, assessing psychological and physical condition, and educating the patient on the surgery or procedure as well as any pre-operative instructions. Upon the completion of the patient’s surgical procedure, the Surgical Nurse will shift to post-operative care of the patient. This includes monitoring the patient for signs of distress, infection, shock, bleeding, or other post-procedure complications and addressing these issues, as well as providing pain management. Prior to the patient’s release, you will instruct the patient and their family on any discharge orders and ensure the patient is comfortable. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are vital to work with and educate patients and their families during this stressful or difficult process.


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  • Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance & FSA
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Childcare discounts
  • Childcare reimbursement
  • Legal and identity theft protection
  • Specialty certification award
  • Paid time off
  • Education fund
  • Voluntary pet insurance
  • 403(b) plan
  • Employee assistance
  • Programs
  • Cafeteria discounts
  • College invest 529 plan
  • Credit union
  • Discounted ski passes
  • Health club memberships
  • Transportation incentives
  • Wireless discounts
  • Pharmacy discounts
  • Retirement plan


  • Days, 36h/week


  • 1 year of Pre-op/PACU experience
  • Current State of Colorado or Compact State Registered Nurse license
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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About Vail Health

Vail Health is a nonprofit community health care system that serves patients and guests from around the world. Locally governed and operated by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, along with numerous other services and access points, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Vail Health is the only health care system in Colorado to have been named in “150 top places to work in healthcare | 2019” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Vail Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

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      Vail Health is a nonprofit, community health care system with locations in Eagle and Summit counties. Vail Health offers a 56-bed hospital, 24/7 emergency care, helipad, urgent care clinics, cancer care, breast centers, cardiovascular services, surgery, childbirth, physical therapy, internal medicine, endocrinology, and more.