Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Charge Nurse, Operating Room

    Job Location US-IL-Downers Grove
    # 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


    Midwest Center for Day Surgery, is a freestanding multi-specialty ambulatory surgery facility located on the campus of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. The center has grown exponentially in its over 30 years and is looking to continue to add the team with an Operating Room Charge Nurse.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The OR Charge RN 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.   The Charge Nurse is an active participant in patient care and may assume responsibility of circulating when needed.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency and promotes a culture of patient safety through the clinical areas of the facility.
    • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, teammates, physicians and other healthcare workers.
    • Assess, plan, evaluate and ensure the implementation of patient care to achieve identified outcomes and delivers safe patient care according to facility policy and procedure.
    • Responsible for effective management of labor/productivity as well as flexing teammates appropriately.
    • Ensures Joint Commission standards are followed in the OR and Sterilization Processing Department.
    • Provides immediate mentoring/coaching to teammates as needed
    • Completes appropriate management responsibilities including scheduling, equipment, and supply management.
    • Upholds and practices the principles and policies of the SCA Compliance program.
    • Interacts with all patients, families, visitors and fellow teammates and physicians in a mature, responsible manner to ensure a positive and professional facility environment


    • Registered Nurse, licensed in the state of Illinois Required BSN strongly preferred,
    • Two (2) to Five (5) years of nursing and Operating Room management experience in ambulatory surgery center or hospital is REQUIRED.
    • 3-5 years OR (operating room) circulating experience REQUIRED. 
    • Must be personable, friendly, and exhibit flexibility and positive interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent communication and organization skills MANDATORY. Knowledge of typical Operating Room equipment required.
    • 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.
    • Successful completion of PALS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation or current PALS certification.

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