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Registered Nurse PACU

Surgical Care Affiliates
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Location: US-CA-Encinitas
Type: Pool
# of Openings: 1


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 www.scasurgery.com.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Pre-Op/PACU registered nurse provides therapeutic, effective patient/family centered care according to physician order, in compliance with the philosophy of the surgery center, standards of practice and regulations of governing agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviews preadmission information and makes preadmission phone calls to assess patient for appropriateness per center's admission policies.
  • Notifies physician of any abnormal values and/or insufficient reports.
  • Obtains laboratory, EKG and radiology studies requested by the physician according to policy and procedure.
  • Admits patient according to the facility's policy and procedure.
  • Verifies operative site with patient per facility policy and procedure.
  • Completes preoperative teaching to patient and family and initiates postoperative teaching to be completed during the recovery phase.
  • Verifies that the patient and/or family understands procedure to be performed.
  • Maintains and demonstrates safe medication practices.
  • Ability to start peripheral IV
  • Ensures the patient has been seen by anesthesia and has a current and complete history and physical on the chart prior to surgery.
  • Provides for patient safety by assuring a safe environment.
  • Sets priorities to facilitate the flow of patients efficiently.
  • Makes preoperative and postoperative patient phone calls.
  • The nurse will use the nursing process including: assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, in order to provide safe effective outcomes
  • Administers and charts medications as ordered by the physician, reinforces, and clarifies physician instructions and explanation of procedures to patient and companion.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position in PACU patient care duties, including the ability to provide for patient care in emergency situations and based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective.
  • Maintains and evaluates their own clinical expertise and clinical practice, demonstrates the importance of continuing education to the performance of facility responsibilities and professional growth.
  • Maintains flexibility with scheduling and job assignments in order to cover patient needs. Ability to work in multiple perioperative areas.
  • Fosters a positive and professional ambulatory surgery center environment by interacting with all persons in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner and by participating as a team member.


  • Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited university, college or school. Bachelor's degree in nursing highly preferred.
  • Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of California
  • Minimum of 1 year PACU experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience required.
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS required.

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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Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-10-25

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