Job Description

Registered Nurse - PACU 101 Training
Job CategoryNursing
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Tucson Medical Center (TMC) is Tucson’s only non-profit community owned hospital. Employees choose to work at TMC because of our of integrity, community, dedication, and compassion which we show through the exceptional care we provide to our patients and our community. Our passion for caring for the Tucson community has expanded over the last to include community partnerships, new medical specialties, and medical clinics to further provide the care our community deserves.

Why Join Tucson Medical Center?

We don’t only care for our patients, we care for our TMC family too. As a member of our family you can expect to enjoy a wide variety of benefits. In addition to all the benefits you would expect from a leading medical facility (medical, dental, vision, 401K with match) we also provide:

  • Family Style Atmosphere with a Supportive Team 
  • Competitive Pay
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Extensive Onsite Gym for $12.00 a Month

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Unit Information:

PACU 101 at TMC is a program designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) nursing. The program includes high quality didactic and clinical experiences to develop a well-rounded PACU RN. The didactic curriculum is based on standards from American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN).  Learning is classroom-based blended learning: computer modules, lecture, and hands on skills.  When not in the classroom the learner will be working alongside experienced PACU staff completing a structured clinical training program.

The program is offered several times a year.  Cohort size varies between 3-8 associates.

The program timeline is approximately 12-16 weeks.  During that timeframe the candidates will be expected to work Monday – Friday, day shift.  After completion of classroom requirements the associate may be required to change shifts, depending on department needs, additionally some form of on call hours are a part of the job description.  Every effort will be made to match a shift to the associate’s preferences but no guarantees will be made for either.


Education:  Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program. 

Experience :  One year of nursing experience in an acute care setting preferred. 

Licensure and Certification:  Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.  Some departments such as OR, Ambulatory Surgery, Pediatrics/PICU, PACU, and GI Lab will require advanced life support certification (ACLS and PALS).

Application Instructions

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