Plans, organizes, and coordinates all activities within the PACU department each day. Communicates effectively with staff, anesthesiologists, and surgeons to optimally run the PACU department. Anticipates the needs of the PACU department for each subsequent day, ensuring the availability of staff, equipment, supplies, and services for each patient. Supervises specialized nursing care in all phases of the postoperative period. Takes a patient assignment as needed. Responsible for providing patients and physicians optimal service in a cost-effective manner.