Preop/Pacu Charge RN

Surgical Care Affiliates Upland , CA 91785

Posted 3 months ago


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:

An exciting career opportunity is now available for the right individual at Upland Outpatient Surgical Center (UOSC) in Upland, CA. Our mission is to provide excellent care for our patients, serve our physicians and improve healthcare in America.

UOSC is an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates/Optum Health and is a values based healthcare provider committed to delivering world class healthcare. UOSC is a multispecialty facility located in the Inland Empire with 2 operating rooms and 1 procedure room. We perform outpatient surgeries including General Surgery, ENT, GI, Gynecology, Podiatry and Pain Management. We are expanding our service lines to include Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, and Total Joints. We are fast paced and offer an exceptional workplace culture. We generally work Monday through Friday with no call.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Preop/PACU Charge Nurse is responsible for all aspects of nursing care delivery within the Preop and PACU areas. The Charge Nurse implements and oversees the Quality Improvement/Risk Management Program for the Preop/PACU. Assesses, plans, implements and coordinates patient care from admission to discharge. The Charge 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. The Charge Nurse is an active participant in patient care and may assume responsibility of the DON/Clinical Manager in his/her absence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency and promotes a culture of patient safety through the clinical areas of the facility.

  • Ability to communicate well with patients, families, teammates, physicians and other healthcare workers.

  • Assesses, plans, evaluates and ensures the implementation of patient care to achieve identified outcomes and delivers safe patient care according to facility policy and procedure.

  • Responsible for effective management of labor/productivity as well as flexing teammates appropriately.

  • Ensures Joint Commission/CMS standards are followed and Preop/PACU are survey ready every day.

  • Participates on Quality Council/Performance Improvement Committee to facilitate improvement of care and achievement of facility mission including but not limited to quality improvement projects, risk management, infection control, medication management and fire and EOC safety.

  • Interviews, selects and retains qualified teammates to meet the facility needs. Also assures replacement of low performing/actions not in line with values teammates before it impacts other teammates, physicians, etc.

  • Provides immediate mentoring/coaching to teammates as needed and performs annual performance reviews.

  • Completes appropriate financial management responsibilities including payroll, scheduling and supply management.

  • Upholds and practices the principles and policies of the SCA Compliance program.

  • Interacts with all patients, families, visitors and fellow teammates and physicians in a mature, responsible manner to ensure a positive and professional facility environment.


  • Associate degree from an accredited school of nursing required, BSN in preferred

  • Current CA RN licensure required

  • Minimum five years nursing experience required, preferably in an ASC or acute care hospital Preop/PACU

  • Minimum two years supervisory experience as a Charge Nurse in an ASC/acute care hospital Preop/PACU preferred

  • BLS/ACLS certification required

  • PALS certification required within 90 days

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Preop/Pacu Charge RN

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