Nov 12, 2020

Registered Nurse (RN) - PeriAnesthesia

  • Virginia Mason Memorial
  • Yakima, WA, USA

Job Description

We are looking for an RN to join the Surgical Services Team at Virginia Mason Memorial! The PeriAnesthesia RN (Surgery Prep/PACU RN) provides patient-centered care in the pre- and post-surgical setting, following ASPAN standards. The Surgery Prep RN offers calming reassurance, education, and interventions tailored to each patient's unique surgery admission needs. The Recovery Room RN provides individual bedside interventions for patients emerging from anesthesia after surgery. The PACU RN works in a fast-paced critical care environment that offers a unique variety of patient care opportunities.

RNs in Surgical Services at Virginia Mason Memorial enjoy support from a 24-hour Lift Team, 24-hour Respiratory Team, Pharmacy (24-hour med mixing), Social Workers and Chaplains.


The RN completes individualized patient assessments; develops a care plan based on assessment/history findings; delivers patient-centered care that is culturally appropriate; evaluates a patient’s response to care and revises as needed. The RN is accountable to deliver care as well as to oversee and delegate to other personnel (clinical & non-clinical) in delivering/supporting the delivery of care.

PACU, RN Responsibilities include:

1. Responsible to perform timely patient assessments, documentation, and interventions within the nursing scope of practice in fast-paced, schedule-driven care environment.

2. Serve as a trusted and reliable educator about the surgery process for the patient and family.

3. Required to delegate, supervise, and evaluate as necessary, while simultaneously executing immediate directives and interventions in urgent or emergent situations.

4. Required to cross-train between areas to understand and offer competent care in all PeriAnesthesia units.


Associate's degree in Nursing required; BSN preferred.

Experience: Previous Critical Care or Recovery Room experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Registered Nurse licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required until ACLS and PALS are obtained. ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire.

Additional Requirements: Call requirements with a 20-minute response time required for Part- and Full-Time staff members.

About Us:

Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

We offer a two-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

"Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."