Registered Nurse OR (FT) - Eye Surgery Center Carolinas
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, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
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
- Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
- Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
- Excellent 401(k) Plan
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
We are actively hiring for anRegistered Nurse (RN) Operating Room. No OR experience required. Training provided. New Grads encouraged. No weekends or holidays. Dayshift position. Some on-call hours required.
High volume, quick turnover of procedures. Surgical Procedures to include cataract, retina, cornea, oculoplastic, glaucoma.
- Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
- Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of care.
- Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by implementing:
- Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources.
- Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and following procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
- Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items.
- Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patients advocate.
- Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
- Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
- Communicating the patient’s current status to relevant parties throughout the continuum of care.
- Administering medications safely and correctly using the 8 rights of medication administration.
- Performing interventions to maintain the patient’s wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
- Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period.
- Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection.
- Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
- Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure.
- Involving the patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.
- Protecting the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy.
- Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
- Maintaining a fire safe environment.
- Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique.
- Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy.
- Evaluate the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes.
- Transfer care as applicable.
- Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
- Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient’s 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 episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly.
- 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 perioperative patient care.
- Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
- Participate in the performance appraisal process.
- Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.
- Maintain required competencies.
- Pursue professional growth.
- Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
- Comply with all 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.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- One year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred.
- Current state nursing licensure to practice in good standings.
- Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 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.
- Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing is preferred.
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 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