Surgical Care Affiliates

Registered Nurse – Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Job Location US-TX-Fort Worth
# of Openings


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:

Multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center with seven Operating Room suites.  Procedures include ophthalmology, orthopedic, plastic, spine, GYN, general, podiatry, ENT, and pain management. 


Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The PACU nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge. The PACU 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. We promote a team environment and a participative leadership philosophy.

  • Administers and charts medications as ordered by the physician, reinforces and clarifies physician instructions and explanation of procedures to patient and companion.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position in PACU patient care duties, including the ability to provide for patient care in emergency situations and based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective.
  • Maintains and evaluates their own clinical expertise and clinical practice, demonstrates the importance of continuing education to the performance of facility responsibilities and professional growth.
  • Conducts quality review audits as assigned by the manager or designee, conscientiously and continuously applies the principles and tolls learned during CQI training on a daily basis.
  • Maintains flexibility with scheduling and job assignments in order to cover patient needs. Ability to work in multiple perioperative areas.
  • Fosters a positive and professional ambulatory surgery center environment by interacting with all persons in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner and by participating as a team member.
  • Participates in committees, work groups and meetings as deemed necessary. Can demonstrate measureable results and meet target dates. Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team and takes part in shared leadership.
  • Successfully completes required competencies required of the position, obtains laboratory, 
  • EKG, radiology studies requested by physician according to policy.


  • Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited university, college or school. Bachelor’s degree in nursing highly preferred.
  • Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas
  • Minimum of five (5) years of nursing experience required.
  • BLS required. ACLS within 90 days.

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