Registered Nurse PreOp PACU (PT) - Advanced Surgical Center of Clifton
Company: Surgical Care Affiliates SCA
Posted on: November 14, 2021
Overview Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming
specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by
aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a
common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our
patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the
quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better
experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of
care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCAs 10,000 teammates
operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1
million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit
Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits
Positive work culture
Career growth opportunities
Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance eligible on Day
1 of employment
Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability
Excellent 401(k) Plan
Accountabilities / Responsibilities We are actively hiring for an
-Registered Nurse (RN) PreOp PACU.
Promote -the mission, vision, and values of -SCA.
Assess patients -preoperative and -postoperative status at
intervals according to facility or health care organization
policies and procedures to include the patients - cardiovascular
respiratory system and airway management needs,
pain and comfort needs, and
Interpret -information -accurately -from various noninvasive and
Describe the -underlying pathophysiology of commonly encountered
Describe the physiology associated with various anesthesia
techniques and surgical or procedural interventions.
Apply the relevant scoring system/discharge criteria for patient
transfer (e.g., -Aldrete Score, Modified Aldrete Score [i.e.,
PARSAP], Post Anesthesia Discharge Scoring System [PADSS], White)
-score accurately as defined by organizational policy.
Develop an individualized -perianesthesia -plan of care.
Implement the plan of care including the following interventions: -
Preparing -for and -managing patient recovery from anesthesia
Preparing for and -managing patient recovery from anesthesia
monitored anesthesia -care.
Preparing for and -managing patient -recovery from -anesthesia
Preparing for and -managing patient recovery from anesthesia
Preparing for and -protecting patient from injury caused by
positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous -objects.
Communicating the patients current status throughout the
-perianesthesia -continuum of -care.
Providing -acute pain and comfort management as -needed.
Administering medications -safely and -correctly by -using -the
-8-rights of safe medication -administration.
Performing interventions to maintain the integrity of the patients
wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
Performing interventions to maintain the status of the patients
genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine,
respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, and fluid,
electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline
Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to
normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative
Performing interventions to protect patient from -infection.
Managing patients other co-morbid conditions as -applicable.
Managing patients fluid as -prescribed.
Assessing knowledge level of patient or designated support person
and providing education regarding the expected psychosocial
response, nutritional management, medication management, pain and
comfort management, wound management, and expected responses to the
operative or invasive procedure;
Involving patient or designated support person actively in
decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the
Protecting patients rights, dignity, and -privacy.
Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within
legal standards of practice; and
Providing consistent and comparable care regardless of the
Evaluate the patients progress toward attaining outcomes.
Transfer care as needed.
Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate,
concise and pertinent to the patients condition and response to
Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if
applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration
requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.
Document nursing care completely, accurately, and legibly.
Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as needed.
Participate in quality review and performance improvement
Participate in the performance appraisal process.
Use -problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster
effective work relationships with team members.
Maintain required competencies.
Pursue professional growth.
Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality
of individuals and health information.
Comply -with all facility policies and procedures when providing
Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
One year of Pre Operative or PACU experience required
Medical / surgical nursing experience
Current state licensure to practice within good standings.
Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac
Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation
of current BLS/BCLS certification.
Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
(ACLS) Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current ACLS certification.
Successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility
scope services within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current PALS certification.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Physically demanding, high-stress environment
Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases,
chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
Pushing and pulling heavy objects
Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
Manual and finger dexterity
Hand eye coordination
Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 -lbs
Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
Working irregular hours
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