Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Operating Room Registered Nurse

    Job Location US-IL-Des Plaines
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    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 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Facility Description:


    Golf Surgical Center is a busy, multi-specialty Surgical Center located in Des Plaines, Illinois.


    We perform over 6,000 procedures per year and have been serving patients for 30 years! We have 6 operating rooms, a procedure room and a laser eye room. We are AAAHC certified.

    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:

    • Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s medical and nursing care.

    • Ability to set priorities.

    • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas of the facility.

    • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc.

    • 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.

    • Assumes an active role in the provision of quality nursing care for patients receiving care.

    • 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.


    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)/Basice 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. Successful completion of PALS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification. Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing recommended.


    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:Indoors in climate controlled environment. Patient care environment with potential exposure to unpleasant odors, to blood and body fluids which may carry infection, to infectious disease, and to chemical and electrical hazards. Occasional exposure to outdoor climate.


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Good visual acuity, accurate color vision. Ability to lift/transfer patients in excess of 100 pounds, which may require pushing, pulling and essentially utilizing a full range of body movement. Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. Ability to reach, grasp, use fine finger movement and feel fine sensation to discern temperature, texture, size and shape. Ability to speak and hear.


    MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:Clinical equipment used for patient care, i.e., suction machine, patient diagnostic equipment, patient monitoring equipment, office equipment: computer, Xerox machine, addressograph.


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