Nov 19, 2021

Registered Nurse (RN) - Pre-Post-Procedural (PACU)

  • Virginia Mason Memorial
  • Yakima, WA, USA
Full Time General Nursing

Job Description

We are looking for an RN to join the Surgical Services Team at Yakima Valley Memorial!

This is a unique role that will allow for versatility and flexibility to work across multiple areas of procedural admitting and recovery care within Surgical Services. This specific position will have the opportunity to cross train between admitting and recovery duties for the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Pre-Procedural Holding Room, and Cath Lab. This role will work closely in collaboration with the PeriAnesthesia, PeriOperative, and Cath Lab nursing teams, as well as their standards of care.

RNs in Surgical Services at Yakima Valley Memorial enjoy support from a 24-hour Lift Team, 24-hour Respiratory Team, Pharmacy (24-hour med mixing), Social Workers and Chaplains, so you can focus on providing the very best care to your patients.

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with the Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment.


The RN performs a comprehensive review of record to assure pre-procedural optimization in alignment with the plan of care; 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.


1. Admits patients and reviews their charts per department standard processes in preparation for procedures in the Holding Room or Cath Lab.

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

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

4. Recovers patients following the procedure and delivers patient education upon discharge.

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

6. Required to cross-train between areas to understand and offer competent care in all pre- and post-procedural care units.


Education: Associate's degree in Nursing required; BSN preferred.

Previous Critical Care or Recovery Room experience preferred.

License/Certification/Registration: Washington State DOH Registered Nursing licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required until certified in ACLS and PACLS. ACLS and PALS required within 60 days of hire.

Additional Requirements: Call requirements for the PACU with a 30-minute response time required for Per Diem, Part- and Full-Time staff members.


Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.

As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, 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!

“Yakima Valley 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.”