Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Extended Stay Registered Nurse

    Job Location US-CA-Laguna Hills
    # 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:  Saddleback has 4 OR’s doing an average of 370 cases a month. It is a muti- specialty facility doing all types of cases except for GI and Pain. We have a Total Joint Program on-going with the capabilities of overnight stays.


    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The PRE-OP/PACU 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.  This position will cover the extended stay patients.


    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.
    • Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective.
    • Utilizes time effectively.
    • Follows established facility policies and procedures with regard to attendance.
    • Upholds and practices the principles and policies of the SCA Compliance program.
    • Demonstrates the safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.


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

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