Surgical Care Affiliates

PREOP/PACU Registered Nurse - Full & Part Time

Job Location US-IL-Vernon Hills
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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: Hawthorn Surgery Center is a busy multi-specialty, 5 OR, outpatient surgery center, primarily performing orthopedics, ENT, urology, podiatry and pain management procedures. Our center’s new building opened 4 years ago in Vernon Hills, IL and we are growing at an excitingly rapid pace.  We are looking for a positive, energetic, experienced Operating Room Circulating Nurses with a proven track record of delivery excellent service to physicians, patients, and other teammates. Hawthorn Surgery Center is pleased to offer competitive wages and promote no weekend or holiday hours.    

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

We are seeking experienced PREOP/PACU Registered Nurses who are dependable, detail-oriented, skilled problem solvers, and who have a collaborative, friendly working style.  Qualified candidates must have a positive reputation of delivering superior service to patients, physicians, and teammates.  Candidates must exemplify our organization’s values of Clinical Quality, Integrity, Service Excellence, Teamwork, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement.  The PREOP/PACU Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and coordinating patient care from pre-admission to discharge. 



  • Responsible for the success of patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and to provide safe, quality healthcare.
  • Assesses physical and emotional needs of the patient and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Admits and prepares patients for surgery.
  • Provide assistance to the anesthesiologist when administering various nerve blocks.
  • Receive patients in PACU. Assessment of the patient’s status and provide appropriate care.
  • Review postoperative discharge instructions with the patient and/or family member.
  • Demonstrates safe medication practices.
  • Set priorities to facilitate the flow of patients efficiently.
  • Make preoperative and postoperative patient phone calls.
  • Prepare and restock department for the following day.
  • Competent and responsive to emergency situations.


  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
  • Current Illinois Nursing License
  • At least 1 year of prior PREOP, PACU, or critical care experience
  • Current BLS Certification or completion within 90 days of employment
  • Current ACLS Certification or completion within 90 days of employment

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