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Per Diem Registered Nurse PreOp PACU

Company: Surgery Care Affiliates
Location: Sparta
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Overview
Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCAs 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com .
Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits
Positive work culture

Career growth opportunities

Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance eligible on Day 1 of employment

Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits

Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance

Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities
We are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse (RN) PreOp PACU.
Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.

Assess patients preoperative and postoperative status at intervals according to facility or health care organization policies and procedures to include the patients

cardiovascular system,

respiratory system and airway management needs,

neurological system,

hemodynamic stability,

pain and comfort needs, and

mental status.

Interpret information accurately from various noninvasive and invasive monitors.

Describe the underlying pathophysiology of commonly encountered disease processes.

Describe the physiology associated with various anesthesia techniques and surgical or procedural interventions.

Apply the relevant scoring system/discharge criteria for patient transfer (e.g., Aldrete Score, Modified Aldrete Score [i.e., PARSAP], Post Anesthesia Discharge Scoring System [PADSS], White) score accurately as defined by organizational policy.

Develop an individualized perianesthesia plan of care.

Implement the plan of care including the following interventions:

Preparingfor and managing patient recovery from anesthesia general.

Preparing for and managing patient recovery from anesthesia monitored anesthesia care.

Preparing for andmanaging patient recovery from anesthesia regional.

Preparing for andmanaging patient recovery from anesthesia local.

Preparing for andprotecting patient from injury caused by positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous objects.

Communicating the patients current status throughout the perianesthesia continuum of care.

Providing acute pain and comfort management as needed.

Administering medications safely and correctly by using the 8-rights of safe medication administration.

Performing interventions to maintain the integrity of the patients wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.

Performing interventions to maintain the status of the patients genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels.

Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period.

Performing interventions to protect patient from infection.

Managing patients other co-morbid conditions as applicable.

Managing patients fluid as prescribed.

Assessing knowledge level of patient or designated support person and providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain and comfort management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure;

Involving patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.

Protecting patients rights, dignity, and privacy.

Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice; and

Providing consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.

Evaluate the patients progress toward attaining outcomes.

Transfer care as needed.

Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patients condition and response to care.

Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.

Document nursing care completely, accurately, and legibly.

Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as needed.

Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.

Participate in the performance appraisal process.

Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.

Maintain required competencies.

Pursue professional growth.

Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

Complywith all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.

Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.

Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.

One year of Pre Operative or PACU experience required

Medical / surgical nursing experience

Current state licensure to practice within good standings. Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.

Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.

Successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility scope services within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Physically demanding, high-stress environment

Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions

Pushing and pulling heavy objects

Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment

Manual and finger dexterity

Hand eye coordination

Standing and walking for extensive periods of time

Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs

Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range

Working irregular hours

As a representative of Surgical Care Affiliates, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct impact on the Facilitys success. Interaction with patients, families, physicians, referral sources, affiliated schools, visitors, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, a culture of safety, and in accordance with SCA Core Values.
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SCA requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status. SCA will also adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as related company policy. When required, SCA will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
As a representative of Surgical Care Affiliates, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct impact on the Facilitys success. Interaction with patients, families, physicians, referral sources, affiliated schools, visitors, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, a culture of safety, and in accordance with SCA Core Values.
EEO Statement
We value Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Surgical Care Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Job Locations US-NJ-Sparta
# of Openings 4
Category Registered Nurse
System ID 17848
Telecommute No
Employee Type Per Diem
Employee Status Part-time
Group Name Acela

Keywords: Surgery Care Affiliates, Paterson , Per Diem Registered Nurse PreOp PACU, Healthcare , Sparta, New Jersey

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