RN - PACU Job at Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA

  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Date Posted: 07/05/2024

Requisition Number: 7800

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital 

Work Days: 12 hour shifts  

Category: Registered Nurse  

Department: PACU PREOP Cambridge Hospital 

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Day / Evening 

Hours/Week: 36.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: MNA Cambridge

$10k Sign-On Bonus (pro-rated for part time employees) for newly hired experienced RNs with 2 years of experience in the specialty hired for. 

Job Details

Cambridge Health Alliance's experienced General Surgery team has performed thousands of procedures at some of Boston's finest teaching hospitals. Today, we have recruited highly-regarded surgeons and are able to provide state-of-the-art care in our operating rooms. The department has grown significantly adding skilled surgeons who bring specialized care to our communities. Our most recent initiatives include a minimally invasive surgery program, hepatobiliary and pancreatic program, and multidisciplinary breast center. All of our general surgeons handle routine cases as well as more complex procedures. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to reduce the discomfort and recovery time of surgery. Many procedures can now be done on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day. 

The Peri Anesthesia (PACU) RN is responsible for all aspects of care for perioperative patients in the preoperative phase and immediate post-operative phase through discharge. The Peri Anesthesia (PACU) RN manages all aspects of nursing care for patients in pre-anesthesia testing, Surgical Day Care and PACU. RN will do pre-admission, preop and PACU nurse duties. Demonstrates an ability to think critically, make confident decisions in a fast-paced clinical environment and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team. 


Current Massachusetts RN License in good standing 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree preferred. 

Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross BLS certification required 

Current American Heart Association ACLS certifications required 

Current American Heart Association PALS certifications required 

Two years current PACU or Critical Care related experience that includes recovery of patients over a continuum of care from general, regional or local anesthesia and moderate sedation is preferred. Will consider an RN candidate with 1-2 years med/surg/telemetry experience to train. 

Newly hired experienced RNs interested in committing to a minimum of two years of employment at Cambridge Health Alliance, may be eligible to receive a retention bonus of $10,000. Part-time employees may be eligible for a prorated retention bonus.

Please speak with your HR Advisor for details. 

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.


Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Local area, Immediate start, Relocation bonus, Shift work, Day shift, Afternoon shift,

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