Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Pre-Op and PACU Registered Nurse

    Job Location US-CO-Englewood
    # 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:

    Multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center with focus on Neuro/Spine, ENT, Otology, Podiatry, and Pain Management.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Preoperative and PACU Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, and 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:

    • Assesses patient status on admission and on an ongoing basis, and 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. 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. Documents patient’s progress toward achievement of outcomes.
    • Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner. Utilizes nursing care standards when planning and implementing patient care. Adheres to all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.
    • Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective. 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.
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position in preoperative patient care duties.
    • History and physical assessment of patient. Completes review of medical record. Admits patient according to procedure. Maintains patient normothermia. Administers and charts medications as ordered by physician.
    • Promotes physical comfort and provide emotional support and safety for patient. 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. Verifies operative/procedure consent.


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

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