Surgical Care Affiliates

Operating Room Registered Nurse

Job Location US-NC-Raleigh
# of Openings


SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 200 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit



Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Perioperative (OR) 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.


Key Responsibilities:

Clinical Quality:

  • Assesses, plans, evaluates and ensures the implementation of the patient’s 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 family
  • Coordinates nursing 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.
  • Utilizes nursing care standards when planning and implementing patient care.
  • Demonstrates ability to direct and provide for patient care in emergency situations.
  • Assesses learning needs according to patient’s level of understanding and readiness to learn.
  • Evaluates patient’s progress toward outcome achievement on an ongoing basis.
  • Revises plan of care based on change in patient status and/or information gathered at change of shift
  • Documents patient’s progress toward achievement of outcomes.
  • Directs others in the implementation of the teaching plan.
  • Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position in patient care duties.
  • Exhibits Teamwork/Accountability/Integrity
  • Committed to Service of Excellence


Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.  At least one year of OR and/or 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 of current ACLS certification. PALS certification preferred. Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing recommended


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