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Registered Nurse

Company: Surgical Care Affiliates
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

MemorialCare Surgery Center Long Beach is an multi-specialty surgery center.

Our management team is focused on providing high quality care and maintaining strong communication with our patients and physicians. We greatly value the confidence and trust placed in our team by our patients and their families when they choose to have outpatient procedures performed at our center.

Fantastic benefits to working at our center:

  • No holidays or call
  • Sick pay
  • Per Diem shift needed - flexible schedule w/mandatory shifts on Saturday
  • Looking for candidates open to overnight shifts from time to time - shift differential is offered

We are actively hiring for aRegistered Nurse (RN) PreOp PACU.

  • Promotethe mission, vision, and values ofSCA.
  • Assess patientspreoperative andpostoperative status at intervals according to facility or health care organization policies and procedures to include the patients
    • cardiovascular system,
    • respiratory system and airway management needs,
    • neurological system,
    • hemodynamic stability,
    • pain and comfort needs, and
    • mental status.
  • Interpretinformationaccuratelyfrom various noninvasive and invasive monitors.
  • Describe theunderlying pathophysiology of commonly encountered disease processes.
  • 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 individualizedperianesthesiaplan of care.
  • Implement the plan of care including the following interventions:
    • Preparingfor andmanaging patient recovery from anesthesia general.
    • Preparing for andmanaging patient recovery from anesthesia monitored anesthesiacare.
    • Preparing for andmanaging patientrecovery fromanesthesia regional.
    • Preparing for andmanaging patient recovery from anesthesia local.
    • Preparing for andprotecting patient from injury caused by positioning, thermal sources, and extraneousobjects.
    • Communicating the patients current status throughout theperianesthesiacontinuum ofcare.
    • Providingacute pain and comfort management asneeded.
    • Administering medicationssafely andcorrectly byusingthe8-rights of safe medicationadministration.
    • 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 baselinelevels.
    • Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperativeperiod.
    • Performing interventions to protect patient frominfection.
    • Managing patients other co-morbid conditions asapplicable.
    • Managing patients fluid asprescribed.
    • 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 rehabilitationprocess.
    • Protecting patients rights, dignity, andprivacy.
    • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice; and
    • Providing consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.
  • 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 care.
  • 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 projects.
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process.
  • Useproblem-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.
  • Complywith all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
  • One year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred.
  • 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.

EEO Statement

We value Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Surgical Care Affiliates: SCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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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 .


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