HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) / Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) / Full Time / Days in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is also one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.

Registered Nurse / PACU Unit


The Registered Nurse demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment, and leadership in planning for the care of a patient. The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the planning, directing and provision of nursing care to patients in accordance with the NH Nurse Practice Act, recognized nursing techniques, and both clinical and administrative policies


  1. Demonstrates ability to perform Phase I recovery

  2. Demonstrates ability to perform Phase II recovery

  3. Demonstrates ability to provide critical care nursing including hemodynamic monitoring, use of monitors, pumps, and ventilators as well as correctly administering medications

  4. Performs assessment/re-assessment in accordance with unit standards and/or patient condition.

  5. Demonstrates ability to intervene when patient condition warrants, per department protocol.

  6. Demonstrates “critical thinking” skills, in our acutely ill pediatric and adult patient, per unit protocol.

  7. Provides for the privacy of patients/family.

  8. Verbalizes the process for referral when ethical dilemmas arise.

  9. Identifies cultural/religious needs, language barriers, developmental, and educational needs, etc. and modifies plan of care as necessary to accommodate these needs.

  10. Based on assessment, plans and implements care appropriately including the patient/family/significant other whenever possible

  11. Utilizes ancillary services appropriately

  12. Assesses and monitors patient for seclusion and restraint in accordance with hospital policy.

  13. Demonstrates willingness to and actively does offer assistance to colleagues both within and outside own unit.

  14. Implements discharge plan in timely manner, in collaboration with other health team members

  15. Successfully assumes resource nurse responsibility: assigns work considering individual staff abilities, patient needs including changes in acuity level; coordinates unit activities; anticipates staffing requirements and delegates appropriately.

  16. Adheres to unit/hospital standards for documenting patient care

  17. Successfully completes ACLS

  18. Successful completes PALS within one year of hire

  19. Demonstrates knowledge of procedures including set up, patient care, specimen collection and handling, documentation, and proper utilization and care of all equipment needed.


  • 1 year of nursing experience

  • 1-3 years of PACU experience preferred Certification and Licensure:

  • BLS

  • ACLS

  • PALS ( must obtain within 3 months of hire)

  • New Hampshire Nursing License or Compact State License

  • Computer OTJ Education:

  • A.S.N. required

  • B.S.N. preferred

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) / Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) / Full Time / Days

Location: New Hampshire-Portsmouth-Portsmouth Regional Hospital - Portsmouth

Requisition ID: 00147-7765