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Registered Nurse Endoscopy (PRN) - Memorial Care Surgery Center
Surgical Care Affiliates
Job Location: Fountain Valley, CA
Location: US-CA-Fountain Valley
# of Openings: 1
Category: Registered Nurse
System ID: 14159


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

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient-family centered care in the endoscopy suite and other areas of perioperative services for all patient populations.

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
    • Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of care.
    • Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by implementing:
    • Protecting the 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 patients advocate.
    • Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
    • Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
    • Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy
    • Communicating the patient's current status to relevant parties throughout the continuum of care.
    • Administering medications safely and correctly using the 8 rights of medication administration.
    • Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique.
    • Implementing the plan of care including the following interventions:
    • Managing patient recovery from anesthesia - Moderate sedation and Monitored anesthesia care.
    • Assessing patient status at intervals in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
    • Providing nursing care and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures.
    • Performing interventions to maintain the patient's tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
    • Ensuring scopes are prepared for use in accordance with policies and procedures and manufacturer's instructions for use.
    • Maintaining endoscopy instruments and accessories in working order. Troubleshooting and recognizing malfunctions.
    • 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 the patient from infection.
    • Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
    • Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, and expected responses to the procedure.
    • Involving the patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.
    • Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
    • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
    • Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.
    • Transfer care as applicable.
    • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.
    • 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 legibly.
    • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders.
    • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient care.
    • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
    • 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.
    • Comply with al SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care.
    • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
    • 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 and equipment
    • 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 GI, OR and/or medical/surgical nursing experience preferred.
  • 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 GI Nursing is preferred.

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.


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