PACU, Surgical Services Nurse

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service acute care facility located in West Hills, CA, in the Western San Fernando Valley. The 225-bed facility recently completed an $80-million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and The Grossman Burn Center. Healthgrades (a leading independent health care rating company) announced that West Hills Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2011 & 2012, the Clinical Excellence Award for Critical Care for 2012. West Hills Hospital is also among the Top 100 Hospitals nationwide for Gastrointestinal and General Surgery. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and recently received a Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center's Mission & Vision:
Mission : Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
Vision: To be the hospital of choice in our community.
Position Summary:
Responsible for providing patient care and/or directing patient care by utilizing initiative and independent judgment. He/she adheres to the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care rendered according to hospital policies and ASPAN guidelines.
Reports To : Charge/Resource Nurse
Supervises : None

PACU, Surgical Services Nurse FT/Days Rotating Weekends
Recovery Unit
Position Requirements:
Licensure/ Certification/Registration:
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of California.
  • CPR certified in Basic Life Support.
  • ACLS required.
  • PALS required.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Successfully pass a basic EKG test at the time of hire
  • Successfully pass Pharmacology test at the time of hire
  • Previous experience in Post Anesthesia Care Nursing is preferred.
Special Qualifications:
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Hear/speak adequately to communicate with and be understood by staff, patients, physicians and public.

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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