PACU nurses care for patients as they come out of anesthesia after an operation or procedure. They must carefully monitor patients, keeping an eye on vital signs and other factors to ensure the patient wakes safely. Nurses in these positions may also administer post-surgery medications and start pain management and fluids if appropriate.
Short-term assignments for PACU RNs last on average for 3 to 13 weeks, which provides you time to explore new areas without leading to stagnation — an optimal setup for those with adventurous spirits. PACU contracts can be related to rapid or crisis response needs, special projects or simply staffing or skills shortages in a city or region.
These types of assignments are highly sought after by nurses who want to explore the nation while building their resumes. And positions are available now at NurseChoice.
Interested in Rapid Response PACU Nurse Jobs?
If you want to get to work fast in a way that helps patients in need, choosing a rapid response nursing contract might be the way to go. These types of contracts occur when new hospitals open, special projects are launched, hospitals open new surgical wings or a facility has an immediate and urgent need for nurses.
Crisis PACU Nursing Jobs are Available
Crisis response PACU nursing contracts are a little different. These usually occur because of an emergency, such as a natural disaster or an issue like the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency puts a strain on the clinical staff of a hospital or region, which leads to a need for short-term contract nurses to fill positions and help keep patient care at high standards.
Benefits and Salary of a PACU Contract Nurse
PACU nurses generally command competitive salaries, in part because they are experienced specialists. And travel nurses often make more per week than RNs in traditional positions. As a PACU nurse willing to take on crisis-response work, you can earn up to $4,718 per week while on assignment. Pay does depend on factors including the location of the assignment.
Nurses who work with NurseChoice also get access to plenty of great benefits, including free housing or a housing stipend to help cover living costs. You might qualify for a guaranteed payment program to boost your comp if you work short-term assignments with 48-60 hours a week, and if you refer nursing friends who take on assignments, you could earn up to a $2,000 bonus for each. Other benefits include 401(k) options complete with matching, health coverage, and 24/7 support for your journey.
Become a PACU Contract Nurse Today!
Put your knowledge and experience to work in PACUs across the nation while enjoying the adventure and new environments every season. NurseChoice recruiters are standing by to guide you on your path to becoming a contract, crisis response, or rapid response nurse. Apply today.
*Disclaimer: Wages for PACU nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
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