Surgical Care Affiliates

Registered Nurse OR (FT) - Eye Surgery Center Carolinas

Job Locations US-NC-Southern Pines
# of Openings
5
Category
Registered Nurse
System ID
19215
Telecommute
No
Employee Type
Regular
Employee Status
Full-time
Group Name
Legacy

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

We are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse (RN) Operating Room.  No OR experience required. Training provided. New Grads encouraged. No weekends or holidays. Dayshift position. Some on-call hours required.
High volume, quick turnover of procedures. Surgical Procedures to include cataract, retina, cornea, oculoplastic, glaucoma. 

 

 

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA. 
  • Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of care. 
  • Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by implementing: 
  • 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 situation. 
  • Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items. 
  • Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patients advocate.   
  • Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures. 
  • Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. 
  • 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 period. 
  • Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures. 
  • Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection. 
  • Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person. 
  • Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure. 
  • Involving the patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process. 
  • 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 time-out policy. 
  • 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 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 accurately, timely, completely, 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 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 huddles. 
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. 
  • One year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred. 
  • 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.  
  • Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing is preferred.  

 

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  

 

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