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RN PreOp PACU (FT) - Colonial Outpatient Surgery Center
Surgical Care Affiliates
Job Location: Fort Myers, FL
Location: US-FL-Fort Myers
# of Openings: 1
Category: Registered Nurse
System ID: 13997


Colonial Outpatient Surgery Center is currently seeking a Registered Nurse - PreOp/PACU for our incredible surgery center. This position is a full-time role that offers flexible shifts (4 day work week) and the opportunity to work at a fantastic center!

Your Benefits:
  • Generous Paid Time Off - 19 PTO days per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance on day 1 of employment
  • Positive work environment, great physicians, lunches, holiday parties, growing center
  • Employer-paid life and short and long term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan
  • No nights, holiday, weekends or call

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Assess patient's preoperative and postoperative status at intervals according to facility or health care organization policies and procedures.
  • Interpret information accurately from various noninvasive.
  • Describe the physiology associated with various anesthesia techniques and surgical or procedural interventions.
  • Apply the relevant scoring system/discharge criteria for patient transfer.
  • Implement the plan of care including the following interventions:
    • Preparing for and managing patient recovery from all types of anesthesia.
    • Preparing for and protecting patient from injury caused by positioning, thermal sources, and extraneous objects.
    • Communicating the patient's current status throughout the perianesthesia 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 maintain the status of the patient's genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances 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.
    • 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 person and 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 rehabilitation process.
    • Protecting patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
    • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice; and
    • Providing consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.
  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.
  • Document nursing care completely, accurately, and legibly.
  • Collaborate effectively with other disciplines as needed.
  • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
  • Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
  • One year of PACU or critical care experience
  • 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.

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.

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.

Skills Required

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


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