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Pre-op/PACU Registered Nurse

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Surgery Care Affiliates
Physical Address

Des Plaines, IL 60017
Job Description


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.

Facility Description:

Opened in 1988, Golf Surgical Center is a multi-specialty ASC uniquely equipped with 5 operating rooms, a GI Room, an Eye Laser Room and a Minor Procedure Room. Golf Surgical Center is fully licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Medicare, and fully accredited by AAAHC. Specialties offered are: Pain Management, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dental, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry and Urology

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Pre-op/PACU Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the achievement of patient outcomes through implementation of critical pathways and in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the facility.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Assesses patient status on admission and on an ongoing basis.

+ Implements appropriate standards of care based on assessment data and patient’s own goals. Goals are mutually set with the patient and family

+ Coordinates nursing interventions to enhance achievement of expected outcomes and to ensure readiness for discharge.

+ Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner.

+ Adheres to all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.

+ Utilizes nursing care standards when planning and implementing patient care.

+ Demonstrates ability to direct and provide for patient care in emergency situations.

+ Assesses learning needs according to patient’s level of understanding and readiness to learn.

+ Evaluates patient’s progress toward outcome achievement on an ongoing basis.

+ Revises plan of care based on change in patient status and/or information gathered at change of shift

+ Documents patient’s progress toward achievement of outcomes.

+ Directs others in the implementation of the teaching plan.


+ Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing required.

+ At least one year of medical / surgical nursing experience preferred.

+ Current state licensure to practice required.

+ Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.

+ Successful completion of ACLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.

+ Successful completion of PALS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification.

+ Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing recommended.

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Job LocationUS-IL-Des Plaines


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