PACU Nurse Team Leader

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Operating Room


Min. 10 Months

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About this Role

The PACU Nurse Team Leader coordinates the daily running of the PACU and provides total patient care for inpatient surgical patients, both adult and pediatric, within all specialties performed onboard.

You will work with the complete Operating Room staff to coordinate admissions to, and discharges from, the PACU to the Wards.

What You Will Contribute

• Coordinate nursing staff within the PACU and fulfil responsibilities of PACU nurse

• Maintain an efficient workflow and turnover

• Proactively communication with Operating Room and Ward staff

• Orientate new PACU Nurses

• Maintain current inventory of supplies and equipment needed for the PACU

• Excellent organizational skills

• Administrative and leadership skills

For This Role, You Will Need

• Mercy Ships Alumni strongly preferred, but will consider qualified non-alumni candidates

• Current, active license as a registered Nurse (or International Equivalent)

• Minimum of 5 years PACU Nurse experience, with a proficient level of both adults and pediatrics required

• Preferable Senior PACU Nurse/ PACU Coordinator/ PACU Team Leader experience

• Current Basic Life Support certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are optional, but strongly recommended)

• Fluency in English

• Flexibility and sensitivity to language and cultural diversity

Full job description available upon request.