Charge Nurse OR (FT) - Preston Plaza Surgery Center
Company: Surgery Care Affiliates
Posted on: June 25, 2022
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, SCAs 11,000 teammates operate
more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million
patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit
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
Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability
Excellent 401(k) Plan
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
We are actively hiring for an Charge Nurse Operating Room.
Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of
Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by
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 follows
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
Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
Communicating the patients current status to relevant parties
throughout the continuum of care.
Administering medications safely and correctlyusing the 8 rights of
Performing interventions to maintain the patients 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 the patient from surgical site
Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support
Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response,
nutritional management, medication management, pain management,
wound management, and expected responses to the operative or
Involving the patient or designated support person actively in
decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the
Protecting the patients rights, dignity, and privacy.
Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within
legal standards of practice.
Maintaining fire safe environment.
Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique
Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and
Evaluate the patients progress toward attaining outcomes.
Transfer care as applicable.
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 accurately, timely,completely, and
Manage the surgical area both operationally and fiscally during
tour of duty.
Act as a clinical resource for perioperative personnel using
current literature and guidelines, organizational policies and
procedures, and regulatory and accreditation standards.
Assist perioperative personnel in the evaluation of current
practice through quality and performance improvement
Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility
policies and procedures.
Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with
members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders.
Coordinate, facilitate, and manage change within the surgical
Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning
perioperative patient care.
Use effective conflict resolution techniques.
Collect and analyze data applicable to perioperative services to
facilitate collaboration and negotiation with stakeholders.
Participate in interviews for perioperative personnel
Assist in evaluating perioperative personnel performance.
Monitor that necessary personnel, equipment, and supplies are
Provide guidance, support, and constructive feedback to surgical
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.
Maintain required competencies.
Pursue professional growth.
Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality
of individuals and health information.
Complywith 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.
Education, Experience, and Licensure:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
One year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience
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.
Successful completion of Pediatric Advance Life support (PALS)
course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility
scope of services within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current PALS 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
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
SCA requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19
vaccination status. SCA will also adhere to all federal, state and
local regulations as well as related company policy. When required,
SCA will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment
to ensure compliance.
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, 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
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.
Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
# of Openings 1
Category Registered Nurse
System ID 21422
Employee Type Regular
Employee Status Full-time
Group Name EPIC
Keywords: Surgery Care Affiliates, Dallas , Charge Nurse OR (FT) - Preston Plaza Surgery Center, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas
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