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 .
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
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, affilia ted 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 safet y, and in accordance with SCA Core Values.
- Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA .
- Assess patient status throughout the episode of care
- 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 ( eg , Aldrete Score, Modified Aldrete Score ie , PARSAP , Post Anesthesia Discharge Scoring System PADSS , White) score accurately as defined by organizational policy.
- Develop an individualized perianesthesia plan of care by implementing:
- M anaging patient recovery from anesthesia general.
- M anaging patient recovery from anesthesia monitored anesthesia care.
- M anaging patient recovery from anesthesia regional.
- M anaging patient recovery from anesthesia local.
- P rotecting patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical mechanical and thermal sources.
- Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
- Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient advocate.
- Handling all specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
- Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
- Communicating the patients current status to relevant parties throughout the continuum of care.
- P roviding acute pain and comfort management as needed.
- A dministering medications safely and correctly by using the 8 -rights of safe medication administration.
- P erforming interventions to maintain the integrity of the patients wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels .
- P erforming interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period .
- Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures.
- P erforming interventions to protect patient from infection.
- M anaging patients other co-morbid conditions as applicable.
- M anaging patients fluid as prescribed.
- A ssessing knowledge level of patient or designated support person
- P roviding 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;
- I nvolving patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process .
- P rotecting patients rights, dignity, and privacy .
- P roviding age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice;
- Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy.
- 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 episode of care completely, accurately, and legibly.
- 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 projects.
- Participate in the performance appraisal process.
- Use p roblem-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.
- Comply with all SCA and 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 .
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
+ + Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing .
- O ne year of PACU experience preferred .
- 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 .
- S uccessful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) c ourse is required when pediatric care is included in the facility scope services within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification .
- Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing or Perianesthesia is preferred .