Jan 16, 2021


  • Ardent Health Services
  • Harker Heights, TX, USA

Job Description

Job Description


This position is responsible for the Pre-Operative and PACU nurse utilizes the nursing process to identify patient needs for continuous assessment in the Pre-Operative and PACU departments. The RN will document and evaluate the effectiveness of nursing actions and ensure a safe environment of care. The PACU nurse is responsible and accountable for working with other departments to ensure continuity of care.


  • Personal Effectiveness - Meets established timelines; follows through to ensure completion of assigned objectives, seeks feedback to improve performance, and demonstrates a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Innovation and change - Looks for opportunities to improve processes and services, makes an effort to learn and develop new skills, and is resourceful and enthusiastic in responding to new challenges
  • Fostering Teamwork - Is open and honest in dealing with others, demonstrates commitment to team objectives, and sees challenges facing department and helps the team to address them
  • Quality Services - Delivers high quality services to internal and external customers, accepts responsibility and takes action to address quality issues, and helps operations & services respond to the needs of caregivers
  • Integrity - Adheres to a standard of ethical conduct that promotes trust and open communication, earns trust by living up to commitments, and can be counted on to keep confidences


  • Implements and documents the Nursing Process for population specific patient care delivery to include the complex patient/family.
  • May function as Provider or RN-M based upon completion of competencies.
  • Participates in performance improvement/research activities.
  • Participates in activities that promote improvement of patient care/patient satisfaction.
  • Expands/shares knowledge of nursing practice.
  • Functions as an active team member and demonstrates leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrates and enhances professional growth and development, maintains and enhances clinical competency. Remains current in nursing practices


  • Experience with patient safety best practices preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated proficient communication skills.


A. Education/Skills/Experience:

  • Completion of education to obtain Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience of Pre-OP and/or PACU hospital experience required

B. Licenses/Registrations/Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with Texas Board of Nursing – OR – current home state license is required for multi-state license recognition through the Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Required to complete the education necessary to obtain my BSN degree within four (4) years of my date of hire with Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
BLS, ACLS and PALS through American Heart Association (AHA) required upon hire