PACU Travel Nurse Jobs and Salary

Are you passionate about providing exceptional patient care in a fast-paced and dynamic healthcare environment? If so, a PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) travel nurse job might be the perfect opportunity for you. As a PACU travel nurse, you will embark on a rewarding journey, utilizing your expertise to assist patients in their recovery from anesthesia and ensuring their safety and comfort.

PACU Travel Nursing Job Description & Requirements

  • Provide comprehensive nursing care to patients in the PACU, ensuring their safety, comfort, and recovery from anesthesia
  • Monitor vital signs, assess pain levels, and manage post-operative symptoms to ensure optimal patient outcomes
  • Administer medications and perform treatments as prescribed by physicians or anesthesiologists
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to develop and implement individualized care plans for patients
  • Must have a nursing degree from an accredited school and have at least ten months of on the job work experience

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How Much does a PACU Travel Nurse Make?

Make up to $2,941/week

How much do PACU travel nurses make? A full-time PACU nurse makes an average annual salary of about $87,200, or $1,677 per week, according to Comparatively, a PACU travel nurse who performs the exact same duties will garner anywhere from $1,266 to $2,941 a week, or up to $38,233 for a 13-week assignment. 


*Disclaimer: Wages for PACU travel nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

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Travel PACU Nurse Benefits

As a PACU travel nurse you can take advantage of the comprehensive benefits package offered to you. American Mobile believes their nurses deserve the best benefits possible for you to succeed both personally and professionally.

  • American Mobile has the largest database of PACU travel nursing jobs
  • 24/7 access to our experienced recruiters who are the first to know about the requirements demanded by each hospital
  • Day-one health benefits
  • Travel with your family
  • Your choice of free housing or a housing stipend

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PACU Travel Nurse Job Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long are PACU Travel Nurse assignments?

The length of assignments can vary between eight to thirteen weeks. However, assignment length can be longer or shorter, depending on the facility’s needs.

  • As a PACU Travel Nurse need to be license in that state?

As a travel nurse, you will need to get your nursing license in the state in which you choose to work. It’s important to know that each state, as well as the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), has its own nursing license requirements and at American Mobile, we make getting your nursing license a top priority.

  • Can I take time off between PACU Nursing assignments?

Yes! That is one of the benefits of being an PACU Travel Nurse. Travel nursing allows you to remain flexible and take time off working between assignments. However, to remain eligible for benefits provided by American Mobile, you must begin an assignment within 25 days of your last assignment. For more information, contact a recruiter.

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