Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Circulator RN

    Job Location US-CA-La Jolla
    # 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:

    Outpatient Surgery Center of La Jolla is a multi-specialty surgery center located in La Jolla, just 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. We have 4 operating rooms. Our teammates are among the best in the industry in terms of experience and professionalism. We work toward efficiency in our fast paced center but never at the expense of patient safety. We live by our SCA values and they drive everything we do. We are 100% committed to the values of Clinical Quality, Integrity, Service Excellence, Teamwork, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    We are currently recruiting for a Full-Time Circulating RN in our Operating rooms. Our ideal candidate will be able to circulate all services we offer or be willing to train to any services in which they are not currently proficient. Candidate should understand the dynamics of a surgery center in terms of scope, pace, and sharing of facility responsibilities.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Provides safe patient care by verifying proper patient identification, following time-out protocols, and ensuring that resources and supplies are available to maintain a safe surgical environment.
    • Assesses the patient’s condition prior to transportation to the surgical suite and before start of procedure. Works with teammates and physicians to develop the care plan for the patient undergoing surgery.
    • Prepares the patient for the procedure by meeting knowledge gaps, providing emotional support and clinical expertise.
    • Prepares the surgical suite by ensuring necessary supplies and instrumentation are present, sterility is maintained and surgical counts have been completed.
    • Prepares the patient for surgery by providing a safe environment for the patient, properly positioning the patient, and completing the surgical skin preparation.
    • Participates in proper hand off to both relief staff and during transfer to recovery room.
    • Assists in room turnover process and ensures the surgical suite is ready for the next patient.
    • Ensures the goals of the facility are met through personal ownership and investment in the success of the facility. Promotes growth of others through precepting, mentoring, and orientation when appropriate.
    • Serves as a positive, clinical role model to facilitate staff development and a positive work environment. Provides feedback to supervisors and other teammates in a constructive manner.


    • BSN preferred, however Associates degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program may be acceptable.
    • Current RN licensure in the state of California required.
    • Certification in BLS and ACLS.

    Please click HERE to apply. 



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