Surgical Care Affiliates

Nurse Anesthetist (PT) - Corpus Christi Endoscopy Center

Job Locations US-TX-Corpus Christi
# of Openings
1
Category
Registered Nurse
System ID
20729
Telecommute
No
Employee Type
Per Diem
Employee Status
Part-time
Group Name
EPIC

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

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s medical and nursing care.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility.
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other healthcare workers, etc.
  • Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.

Clinical Quality:

  • Assesses, plans, and evaluates and ensures the implementation of the patients care to achieve identified outcomes and delivers safe patient care according to facility policy and procedure.
  • Assesses patient status on admission and on an ongoing basis.
  • Implements appropriate standards of care based on assessment data and patient's own goals. Goals are mutually set with the patient and the family.
  • Coordinates interventions to enhance achievement of expected outcomes and to ensure readiness for discharge.
  • Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner.
  • Adheres to all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.
  • Demonstrates ability to direct and provide for patient care in emergency situations.
  • Transports patients to procedure room, apply necessary monitors on patient, and transport patient to recovery and give a complete report to the recovery nurse.
  • Assist with pain management, under the direction of the anesthesiologist/physician.
  • Assumes a leadership role in the provision of quality nursing care for patients receiving care.
  • Analyzes anesthesia care provided in the facility related to the established standards of care.
  • Participates on Quality Council/Performance Improvement Committee to facilitate improvement of nursing care and achievement of mission of the facility as applicable.
  • Participates in developing standardized patient education programs as requested.
  • Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals based on age-specific needs utilizing developmental perspective.
  • Displays an understanding of each patient's cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturity in the assessment, treatment and care undertaken.
  • Appropriately modifies approach to the patient based upon patient age utilizing a developmental perspective.
  • Provides appropriate interventions related to safety issues.
  • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of anesthesia care provided.
  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate the nursing care provided in the facility.
  • Demonstrates appropriate and continued knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
  • Administer anesthesia under the direct supervision of the anesthesiologist/credentialed physician.
  • Consults with anesthesiologist/physician regarding anesthesia care plan.
  • Teamwork/Accountability/Integrity:
  • Utilizes time effectively.
  • Follows established facility policies and procedures with regard to attendance.
  • Maintains attendance according to guidelines and policy established by facility.
  • Adheres to tardiness policy.
  • Provides notification for unscheduled absences or tardiness in accordance with established departmental procedures as noted by supervisor.
  • Requests scheduled time off according to procedure as noted by supervisor.
  • Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
  • Maintains accurate records of controlled substances.
  • Documents nursing anesthesia care and physicians orders according to facility policy and best practice guidelines.
  • Adheres to established facility safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Demonstrates to competent usage of proper body mechanics in all activities.
  • Identifies potentially unsafe situations and notifies supervisor.
  • Completes all Teammate/patient event and Variance documentation in a thorough and timely manner, as required by policy.
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of established emergency procedures for facility.
  • Practices infection control, standard precautions and universal precautions as instructed or trained.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a neat, organized manner.
  • Completes appropriate financial management responsibilities.
  • Provides input re: equipment needs/supply needs.
  • Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by management.
  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Maintains and evaluates own clinical expertise and clinical practice.
  • Attends unit-based staff meetings and demonstrates review of minutes for any meetings missed.
  • Provides in-services as requested by management
  • Participates in scheduled performance appraisals and demonstrates dedication to ongoing performance improvement.
  • Responsibly demonstrates and the importance of continuing education to the performance of facility responsibilities and growth in profession.
  • Maintains and displays appropriate knowledge of professional developments through printed material or other sources.
  • Attends professional training seminars when appropriate for job development and shares information with other Teammates.
  • Attends and participates in all applicable facility training and development workshops scheduled by the facility.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in an organized and clean manner
  • Maintains dress and appearance according to standards as observed by management
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of job description, role, and responsibilities through continuing education activities
  • Maintains certification requirements and submits required evidence of certification to facility management for teammate file
  • Strives to be professional, courteous, helpful and cooperative.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by management.
  • Compliance:
  • Upholds and practices the principles and policies of the SCA Compliance program.
  • Demonstrates the safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.

Service Excellence:

  • Communicates patient information to assure confidentiality and continuity of care
  • Documents all patient information according to established standards of care, policies and procedures
  • Provides a report to oncoming personnel which is accurate, concise and pertinent to the Patient’s condition and response to care
  • Provides pertinent patient information to the physician, family and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Discusses patient information with other health team members in an appropriate environment
  • Documents patient’s/significant other’s response to teaching interventions
  • Interacts with all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees in a mature, responsible manner to ensure a positive and professional facility environment
  • Displays a caring and responsive attitude and conducts all activities respecting patient, family and employee rights and expectations
  • Maintains confidentiality of all facility and patient information as required by facility policy
  • Fosters a positive and professional facility environment by interacting with all persons in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner and by participating as a team member
  • Diffuses/resolves conflict by appropriately communicating with those involved
  • Accepts constructive criticism and gives suggestions in a professional manner
  • Considers age specific needs in communication
  • Maintains dress and appearance according to standards as observed by management
  • Demonstrates the safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation
  • Strives to be professional, courteous, helpful and cooperative
  • Demonstrates understanding and puts into practice the SCA value of Service Excellence

Financial Skill:

  • Completes appropriate financial management responsibilities.
  • Provides input re: equipment needs/supply needs.
  • Completes patient costs in accordance with facility procedure/keep preference cards updated.
  • Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
  • Participates in periodic inventory count as assigned by leadership.

Qualifications

  • Has successfully completed the program at an accredited school of nursing with a current state nursing license.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Anesthesia for nurses. 
  • Board certification (recertification) by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Council on Recertification. 
  • Prior experience in an ambulatory surgery center is preferred.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) is preferred, must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Practicing CRNA with appropriate continuing education recertification.

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