Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Charge 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

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    Position available for Charge Nurse to join our friendly Endoscopy team in Laguna Hills.  The GI Charge Nurse supervises and coordinates all activities in the Pre-op, PACU and Procedure rooms. Provides administrative support to the Director of Nursing (DON) and administrative expertise in patient care to patients and families. Must be capable of assisting the DON in maintaining a smooth and efficient operation of the Center or taking over operation and schedule in the absence of the DON. Accountable for the quality of patient care rendered to patients and assumes responsibility for the quality of care provided in the gastroenterology setting, ensuring that the patient remains the focus of care given at the Center by all personnel. As a Registered Nurse, the Charge Nurse is also responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge.

    Two years of Management experience. Salary will vary according to experience. 



    Key Responsibilities:  

    • Functions as a Pre-op, PACU and GI nurse per Job Descriptions.
    • Serves as team leader, works closely with clinical teammates, physicians and ancillary personnel to ensure patient safety.
    • Investigates and resolves complaints. Communicates findings and results with DON &/or CEO.
    • Observes nursing care and visits with patients to ensure that nursing care is carried out as directed.
    • Works with teammates to assure physician instructions are being followed.
    • Evaluates patient outcomes.
    • Reports all variances in care with negative outcome(s).
    • Assist with staffing schedules with patient flow and census to ensure adequate staffing for patient care.
    • Assist with developing daily schedules and management of monthly schedules.
    • Additional responsibilities include development and retention of the licensed and unlicensed teammates in the work setting of the Center.
    • Assists to ensure that the all necessary equipment and adequate supplies are ordered and inventory levels of same are maintained.
    • Notifies DON &/or CEO of equipment failure or dysfunction to ensure that said equipment is attended to by the appropriate person.
    • On a weekly basis, orders any additional medications required for the following week and checks the expiration dates of same.
    • Assists in preparing and performing annual teammate Performance Evaluations.
    • Assists with teammate counseling and/or discipline as needed and furnishes appropriate documentation of same to the Director of Nursing.
    • Assists with orientation and in-service training of assigned personnel.
    • Helps establish, attends, and participates in teammate development programs.
    • Assists in setting standards and writing nursing care policies and procedures.
    • Attends monthly Charge Nurse Meetings to receive and/or relay pertinent Information to facilitate communication between departments.
    • As a member of the Quality Counsel Committee, attends monthly meetings and participates in facility policy making as presented situations warrant.
    • Assists with teammate meetings, as needed, to keep teammates apprised of policy changes, to relay pertinent information that will aid in the smooth functioning of the facility and to allow teammates to communicate their ideas and/or concerns.
    • Formulates, designs, and carries out research studies to facilitate patient care.
    • Participates in the selection and hiring process of new teammates.
    • Additional responsibilities include development and retention of the licensed and unlicensed teammates in the work setting of the Center.
    • Maintains functional knowledge of unit’s policies and procedures.
    • Assists with environmental hazards, infection control and anything else identified that can cause a patient or teammate safety risk.
    • Participates in emergency preparedness duties.
    • Follows all equipment safety guidelines and is personally responsible for knowledgeable use and care of equipment.
    • Personally understands and can follow all standards, rules and regulations that govern the Center.
    • Enforces all rules, regulations and standards that govern the Center.
    • Other duties, as assigned.


    Professional Requirements/Certifications:

    • Current CA registered nurse license.
    • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support Course and ACLS certification. 
    • Prefer a BSN degree. 
    • Clinical expertise in endoscopy preferred.
    • Minimum of at least 2 years of nursing and management experience in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center preferred. 

    Please click HERE to apply.



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