Surgical Care Affiliates

Licensed Practical Nurse (FT) - Palisades Eye Surgery Center

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
# of Openings
1
Category
Technician/Clinical Unlicensed
System ID
18139
Telecommute
No
Employee Type
Regular
Employee Status
Full-time
Group Name
Acela

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 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

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel.
  • Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care.
  • Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted Standards of Practice and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the ordering, receiving, and storage of supplies.
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of the pre- and/or post-operative areas.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Registered Nurse and physician in providing pre- and/or post-operative* care to the patient
  • Confirms pre-operative testing/medical clearance is in patient’s medical chart prior to procedure
  • Collaborates with Registered Nurse in assessing the patient’s physical and emotional status
  • Implements and documents pre-operative regimen of care according to policy/procedure
  • Recognizes patient’s need for support, answers questions appropriately, and provides for privacy and confidentiality
  • Assists in the admission of patients to pre-/post-operative area according to established guidelines
  • Implements appropriate nursing activities to provide safe and individualized nursing care
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care by documenting patient’s responses to interventions
  • Assists in explaining the physician’s post-operative instructions to patient/family
  • Conveys ideas, concepts, and facts related to patient care in a logical, concise manner
  • Assists with discharge activities according to policies and procedures
  • Documents information accurately and according to policies and procedures
  • Applies technical and specialized skills relevant to pre-/post-operative nursing
  • Performs nursing functions (e.g., monitors vital signs, maintains/improves respiratory function, performs catheterizations, etc.) under Registered Nurse direction/supervision and within the state-specific scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurse.**
  • Administers prescribed medication and performs treatments according to the state’s definition of Licensed Practical Nurse practice.**
  • Observes safety measures in patient-care activities
  • Prepares equipment/supplies needed for care of patients and for performing diagnostic tests
  • Demonstrates competence in emergency situations
  • Recognizes personal limitations and obtains necessary patient-care assistance from Registered Nurse
  • Displays knowledge of the requirements for instrument, supply, and equipment maintenance
  • Cleans instruments properly after use and observes policy and procedure for proper care and handling
  • Observes and reports need to replenish or revise supply inventories

Qualifications

Education - Required:

  • Current state licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Must be current in BCLS
  • ACLS/PALS certification within six months of hire date (applicable to scope of service)

Experience:

  • Previous work experience in an ambulatory surgery setting, acute hospital surgical department of no less than one (1) year.

 

 

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