RN PACU (FT) - Surgical Center of the Rockies
Company: Surgical Care Affiliates
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Overview: Today, 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 Solutions
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 going-and the
growing career opportunities for YOU. Accountabilities /
Responsibilities: As a representative of Surgical Care Affiliates,
all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct
impact on the Facility's success. Interaction with patients,
families, physicians, referral sources, affiliated 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 safety, and in accordance with
SCA Core Values. Primary Responsibilities: Promote the mission,
vision, and values of SCA.
Assess patient status throughout the episode of care
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.
Apply the relevant scoring system/discharge criteria for patient
transfer (eg, Aldrete Score, Modified Aldrete Score [ie, PARSAP],
Post Anesthesia Discharge Scoring System [PADSS], White) score
accurately as defined by organizational policy.
Develop an individualized perianesthesia plan of care by
Managing patient recovery from anesthesia - general.
Managing patient recovery from anesthesia - monitored anesthesia
Managing patient recovery from anesthesia - regional.
Managing patient recovery from anesthesia - local.
Protecting 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 situation.
Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient
Handling all specimens according to facility policy and
Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal
Communicating the patient's current status to relevant parties
throughout the continuum of care.
Providing acute pain and comfort management as needed.
Administering medications safely and correctly by using the
8-rights of safe medication administration.
Performing interventions to maintain the integrity of 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
Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with
policies and procedures.
Performing interventions to protect patient from infection.
Managing patient's other co-morbid conditions as applicable.
Managing patient's fluid as prescribed.
Assessing knowledge level of patient or designated support
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
Protecting patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within
legal standards of practice;
Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and
Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.
Transfer care as needed.
Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate,
concise and pertinent to the patient's 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 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
Participate in the performance appraisal process.
Use problem-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 all SCA and facility policies and procedures when
providing patient care.
Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
Perform all other duties as assigned. 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
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
Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
One year of PACU 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.
Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing or Perianesthesia
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