Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together, our teammates create value in specialty care by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering on the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care.
As part of Optum, we participate in an integrated care delivery system that enables us to support our partners as they navigate a complex healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has a dynamic group of physician-driven, specialty care businesses that allows us to customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:
- We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated ways as part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management Solutions business.
- We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to support growth and transition to value-based care.
- We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through our Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy predictable billing to patients.
- We help physicians address everything beyond surgical procedures, including anesthesia and ancillary service lines.
The new SCA Health represents who we are today and where we are goingand the growing career opportunities for YOU.
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 .