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Registered Nurse PACU (Pool) - Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery

Boca Raton, Florida
Job Type
3 Aug 2022

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.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • 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 .
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  • Job Reference: 676946831-2
  • Date Posted: 3 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Surgery Care Affiliates
  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent