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Clinical Nurse PACU

Attractive Salary Package



Our client is hiring a Clinical Nurse PACU to join the team.

A suitable candidate should be a motivated and multi-skilled individual that meets the requirements of the role.


  • Manage the PACU when on duty with overall continuing clinical responsibility, in order to carry out safe delivery of care to all patients.
  • Organise the day-to-day running of the PACU.
  • Lead and support the PACU team through the process of change, demonstrating tenacity, drive, professional integrity, balance and perspective.
  • Manage the delegated budget for the PACU, ensuring financial targets are achieved. Identifies sustainable solutions where there is budget variance.
  • Deputise for the Nurse Manager as appropriate.
  • Act as a clinical leader and role model whilst providing direct quality patient care, and sharing expertise with colleagues.
  • Creates a climate of support and cooperation, and a culture of shared accountability across the organisation whilst holding individuals to account where there is non-compliance.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of department teaching and mentorship programs in collaboration with the clinical nurse educators.
  • Ensures that delivery of care within the PACU meets the required standards.
  • Be proactive in the timely assessment, investigation and management of risks, clinical incidents and complaints reported within the PACU.
  • Carry out nursing duties within the recovery area according to policies and procedures under the control of the person in charge, reporting any difficulties or concerns.
  • Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence-based nursing care.
  • Participate in the monitoring and maintenance of standards, and maintain custody and checking of controlled drugs daily.



  • Current nursing registration.
  • Evidence of continuing post-registration education relevant to post.
  • Demonstrable broad clinical and management experience within PACU/Recovery.
  • Has implemented quality systems and improved patient outcomes as a result.
  • Track record of achievement of objectives in present and previous jobs whilst exhibiting a “can do attitude”.
  • Experience in leading and managing change.
  • Ability to prioritise workload in a complex environment and managed a team.
  • Has demonstrable critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work autonomously.


  • Experience in intensive care, day surgery and/or anaesthetics.
  • ILS/ALS provider.