Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Pre-Op/PACU RN

    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 facility, focused care on ENT, Spine, Podiatry, Facial Plastics, Pain Management.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    This person will participate in our delivery of high-quality care to the patients both before and after their surgical procedure. Duties will include, but are not limited to, patient assessment, medication reconciliation, medication administration, obtaining vital signs & monitoring patients for changes, communication with anesthesia providers, surgeons, family members and others as appropriate to patient care. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to recover patients following surgery, including airway management techniques, patient and family education, coordination of follow-up appointments and care,


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s medical and nursing care while setting priorities.
    • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, Teammates, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc.
    • 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.
    • 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. Analyzes nursing care provided in the facility related to the established standards of care. Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of nursing care provided.
    • Demonstrates ability to coordinate the nursing care provided in the facility. Demonstrates ability to make decisions concerning facility-based problems. Assumes charge nurse responsibility as assigned. Participates in the orientation of nursing staff. Participates in developing standardized patient education programs, as requested. Provides appropriate age-specific interventions related to safety issues. Checks updated schedule each morning and prepare supplies and equipment.
    • History and physical assessment of patient. Completes review of medical record. Maintains patient normothermia. Promotes physical comfort and provide emotional support and safety for patient. Administers and charts medications as ordered by physician.
    • Verifies surgical/procedure site with patient and according to surgical schedule and patient History and Physical. Obtains and verifies operative/procedure consent. In Pre-Operative Area, introduces self to patient, verifies patient identity, assesses patient’s physical needs, alleviates patient anxiety, clarifies operative site, and checks chart for necessary documentation.
    • Completes nursing documentation on each operative procedure. Assembles cases according to schedule and preference cards. Practices and monitors aseptic techniques. Ensures that the surgical site time-out process is followed and completed. Performs duties as circulating or scrub nurse. Is responsible for positioning patient relevant to procedure with awareness of body alignment, circulation and pressure points.
    • Is accountable for accuracy and documentation of sponge, needle and instrument counts. Properly labels and cares for specimens. Provides and records all intraoperative medications and obtains physician signature of administration of same. Maintains adequate room supplies.
    • Is knowledgeable of operation, cleaning and sterilization of instruments. Is knowledgeable or operation and cleaning of surgical equipment. Assists in stocking, replenishing, outdating and preparation of supplies. Has working knowledge of sterilizers and recorders. Assists physician and anesthesia personnel as needed.


    • Current Registered Nurse License, BLS Required, ACLS & PALS Preferred
    • Minimum of 2 years OR experience.

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