Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Preoperative Registered Nurse

    Job Location US-TX-Dallas
    # of Openings
  • 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: Texas Health Surgery Center Addison is an ambulatory surgery center has two operating rooms and one procedure rooms.  The following specialties are performed with in the center: pain management, spine, orthopedics, urology, general, and ENT.


    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Preoperative Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge.  The Registered Nurse is responsible for the achievement of patient outcomes through implementation of critical pathways and in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the facility.




    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
    • Displays an understanding of each patient’s cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturity in the assessments, treatment, and care undertaken based on age-specific criteria.
    • History and physical assessment of patient.
    • Completes review of medical record.
    • Admits patient according to procedure.
    • Promotes physical comfort and provide emotional support and safety for patient.
    • Administers and charts medications as ordered by physician.
    • Reinforces and clarifies physician instructions and explanation of procedures to patient.
    • Provides nursing care and appropriate monitoring according to policies and procedures.
    • Communicates relevant information to physician, Facility Manager and appropriate staff.
    • Verifies surgical/procedure site with patient and according to surgical schedule and patient History and Physical.
    • Obtains and verifies operative/procedure consent.
    • Communicates relevant information to physician, Facility Manager and appropriate staff.
    • Provides for patient safety by use of monitors, side rails, and assistance in ambulating and instruction on the use of call bell in bathroom.
    • Provides instructions according to patient need.
    • Completes nursing documentation.
    • Provides emergency care according to physician and administrative policy.



    • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
    • At least one year of medical/surgical nursing experience preferred.
    • Current state licensure to practice.
    • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
    • Successful completion of ACLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation or current ACLS certification.


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