Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Pre-Op/PACU RN

    Job Location US-IL-Libertyville
    # 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:


    Advocate Surgery Center is a multispecialty surgery center located in Libertyville, Illinois.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    • The registered nurse provides therapeutic, effective patient/family centered care according to physician order, in compliance with the philosophy of the surgery center, standards of practice and regulations of governing agencies
    • Utilizes specialized nursing knowledge, nursing process and discriminative judgement while giving direct or indirect patient care


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Admits patient according to the facilities policy and procedure, continually assessing the patient and documenting the required information.
    • Completes preoperative teaching to patient and family and initiates postoperative teaching to be completed during the recovery phase
    • Maintains and demonstrates safe medication practices
    • Provides nursing care and appropriate monitoring of the patient according to policy and procedure
    • Communicates relevant patient information to physician, director of nursing, and appropriate personnel
    • Sets priorities to facilitate the flow of patients efficiently
    • Makes preoperative and postoperative patient phone calls
    • Counts narcotics and maintains accurate narcotic log records daily
    • Prepares and restock perioperative area for following day
    • Participates in competency testing and specialty projects


    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Currently licensed to practice in the state
    • Certification in CPR unless medically unable as documented by a physician
    • Current ACLS certification or obtained within 90 days of employment
    • Current PALS certification or obtained within 90 days of employment
    • Two years related nursing experience in critical care, operating room, PACU, ambulatory care or endoscopy, preferred
    • Good communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

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