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Boulder Community Hospital Registered Nurse - PACU in Boulder, Colorado

Fulltime - 36 hours a week - Days

Hiring Range $26.43 - $33.04 per hour, based on years of qualified experience. Expert level pay consideration may be provided above Hiring Range.

Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.


Coordinates total nursing care for the peri-operative procedure patient. Provides intensive observation and care for the pre- and post-operative procedure patient for which an anesthetic agent or moderate sedation was used.


Education or Formal Training

Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)

  1. Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing.

  2. Basic Life Support (BLS) required by end of conditional period.

  3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required within conditional period.

  4. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 6 months of hire.

  5. Member of professional organization encouraged.

  6. Certification encouraged.


    Previous experience in Endoscopy, PACU or adult critical care preferred


    Provides safe, competent, effective nursing care in accordance with hospital, OCC/PACUs standards of care, policies and procedures. When applicable, employees must be able to adjust the essential functions they perform appropriately to the age of their patient/customer.

    Demonstrates clinical competency with routine PACU assessment skills. Assists with special tests or procedures (e.g. epidural injection, regional blocks, local injection, A-line insertion, and chest tube insertion). Manage invasive lines in conjunction with invasive monitors or CVP manometer (A-lines, subclavian). Demonstrates knowledge and management of the patient with inadequate airway resulting from emergence from anesthesia, regional anesthesia and moderate sedation.


  • Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemicals, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, laser, laser plume, stress, back strain, body fluids, etc.

  • Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, multi-stimuli, etc.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.

  • The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).

  • Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching.

  • The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.

    Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.

    Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.

    Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.

    EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace