Surgical Care Affiliates

Registered Nurse/OR Circulator/Operating Room Nurse

US-TX-Austin
Type
Full-Time
# of Openings
1

Overview

SCA owns and/or provides management services to 205 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. 

 

Facility Description:

Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital, with its affiliated physicians and partners, is committed to delivering high quality surgical services to ensure a superior patient experience and clinical outcome. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care in a friendly, professional and safe environment and are surveyed through the Joint Commission (JCAHO). To achieve these standards, we actively seeks the best professionals in the business. Our employees are critical to our success.

To achieve these standards, we actively seeks the best professionals in the business. Our employees are critical to our success.

 

About Our Facility:

Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital is an eight bed general acute care hospital offering both inpatient and outpatient procedures. We specialize in Pain Management, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Oral Surgery and Podiatry.

 

For more information on Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital, visit www.northwesthillssurgical.com

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Responsible for full nursing care of assigned patients. Assesses plans, gives and evaluates nursing care needed by assigned patients. Teaches self-help measures to patients and family members. May serve in a precepting/mentoring role for lower level Staff Nurses. Must have RN licensure. Willing to take call.

  •  Function as a team member and works collaboratively and interdependently with fellow team members and other departments in the hospital. Open and sensitive to all team members' unique contributions. Copes well with stress and pressure. Maintains positive outlook. Shares information appropriately.
  • Preserves and protects the confidentiality, autonomy, dignity and rights of our patients and their families.
  • Completes assessments and formulates an individual plan for each patient. Identifies and helps resolve ethical and clinical concerns.
  • Improves nursing practice and work environment through active participation in decision making processes in the unit.
  • Participates in recognition program and recognizes the contributions of others.
  • Must have good organizational skills, work independently, educated on the use of equipment needed to perform procedures in the surgical department.
  • Pre-procedure verification process: Verifies procedure with patient in pre-op, assures surgical site is marked prior to taking patient to OR, receives verbal hand-off communication from pre-op nurse, conducts time out assuring active participation by all members of surgical team.
  • Counts, labeling of medications on and off the sterile field. Updates Dr. preference cards as needed.
  • Required to take call in accordance to hiring status. 
  • Assures H&P's are current and updated at time of procedure.
  • Assures antibiotics are administered timely according to SCIP protocols.
  • Accurately documents the times of each procedure. If two surgeons are performing two different procedures on the same patient times of both procedures are accurately documented.

 

Qualifications

  • Education, Vocational Training and Experience: Associate degree in Nursing with Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree - Nursing
  • Experience: 2-5 years of OR Experience
  • Certifications: License: RN; Certifications: BLS, ACLS with Preferred: PALS

Please send resumes to:barbara.kenney@scasurgery.com

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