RN PreOp (Pool) - Surgery Center of Fairfield County
Company: Surgery Care Affiliates
Posted on: January 27, 2023
OverviewToday, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care
for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists
holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together, our
teammates create value in specialty care by aligning physicians,
health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering on
the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a better experience
for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care.As
part of Optum, we participate in an integrated care delivery system
that enables us to support our partners as they navigate a complex
healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has a dynamic group of
physician-driven, specialty care businesses that allows us to
customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:
- We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated
ways as part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management
- We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice
solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to
support growth and transition to value-based care.
- We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through
our Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy
predictable billing to patients.
- We help physicians address everything beyond surgical
procedures, including anesthesia and ancillary service lines.The
new SCA Health represents who we are today and where we are
goingand the growing career opportunities for
YOU.ResponsibilitiesWe are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse
- Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA .
- Assess patients preoperative 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.
- 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.
- Develop an individualized perianesthesia plan of care by
- Preparing for and protecting patient from injury caused by
positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous objects.
- C ommunicating the patients current status throughout the
perianesthesia continuum of care.
- Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects
and chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal sources.
- Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and
follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe
- Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patients
- Handling specimens according to facility policy and
- Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal
- P roviding acute pain and comfort management as needed.
- A dministering medications safely and correctly by using the 8
-rights of safe medication administration.
- P erforming interventions to maintain the integrity of the
patients wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels
- P erforming interventions to ensure the patient is at or
returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate
- Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with
policies and procedures.
- P erforming interventions to protect patient from
- M anaging patients other co-morbid conditions as
- M anaging patients fluid as prescribed.
- Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated
- Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial
response, nutritional management, medical management, pain
management, wound management, and expected responses to the
operative or invasive procedure.
- I nvolving patient or designated support person actively in
decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the
- P rotecting patients rights, dignity, and privacy.
- P roviding age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care
within legal standards of practice; and
- Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation
and time-out policy.
- 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 episode of care completely, accurately, and
- Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills
with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders.
- Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning
- Participate in quality review and performance improvement
- Participate in the performance appraisal process.
- Use p roblem-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 SCA and 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 . Qualifications
- Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
- One year of ICU, ED, PACU, and/or medical / surgical nursing
- 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.
- Specialty certification in Perioperative or perianesthesia
Nursing is preferred. Working Conditions/Physical
- 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 and equipment
- 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 As a representative of Surgical Care
Affiliates, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a
direct impact on the Facilitys success . Interaction with patients,
families, physicians, referral sources, affilia ted schools,
visitors, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must
be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful,
cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an
atmosphere of teamwork, a culture of safet y, and in accordance
with SCA Core Values.
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