Registered Nurse (Full Time), Operating Room, Specialty Surgical Center
Company: Surgical Care Affiliates
Posted on: September 22, 2022
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, SCA's 11,000 teammates
operate more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million
patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit Why join SCA?
Consider the following fantastic benefits--- Positive work
Career growth opportunities
Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - eligible on
Day 1 of employment
Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability
Excellent 401(k) Plan
Accountabilities / Responsibilities: We are actively hiring for an
Registered Nurse (RN) Operating Room. Promote the mission, vision,
and values of SCA.
Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of
Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by
Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and
chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources.
Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and
following procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe
Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from
unintended retained surgical items.
Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patients
Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal
Communicating the patient's current status to relevant parties
throughout the continuum of care.
Administering medications safely and correctly using the 8 rights
of medication administration.
Performing interventions to maintain the patient's wound and tissue
perfusion at or above baseline levels.
Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to
normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative
Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with
policies and procedures.
Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site
Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support
Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response,
nutritional management, medication management, pain management,
wound management, and expected responses to the operative or
Involving the patient or designated support person actively in
decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the
Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within
legal standards of practice.
Maintaining a fire safe environment.
Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique.
Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and
Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.
Transfer care as applicable.
Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility
policies and procedures.
Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate,
concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to
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 episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and
Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with
members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders.
Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning
perioperative patient care.
Participate in quality review and performance improvement
Participate in the performance appraisal process.
Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster
effective work relationships.
Maintain required competencies.
Pursue professional growth.
Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality
of individuals and health information.
Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures when
providing patient care.
Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
One year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience
Current state nursing licensure to practice in good standings.
Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac
Life Support (BCLS) within 90 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 Advance Life support (PALS)
course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility
scope of services within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current PALS certification.
Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing is preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Physically demanding,
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
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 Facility's 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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