Surgery Care Affiliates Preoperative/Postanesthesia Care Registered Nurse in West Des Moines, Iowa


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:

Fast-paced multi-specialty ASC with 10 OR rooms.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Preoperative/Postanesthesia Care Registered Nurse:

The Preoperative/PACU Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and coordinating patient care from admission to discharge. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the achievement of patient outcomes in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the facility.

Key Responsibilities:

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

  • Assesses patient status on admission and on an ongoing basis.

  • Coordinates nursing interventions to enhance achievement of expected outcomes and to ensure readiness for discharge.

  • Ensures provision of patient care daily in an organized and timely manner.

  • Adheres to all facility policies and procedures when providing patient care. Utilizes nursing care standards when planning and implementing patient care.

  • Demonstrates ability to direct and provide for patient care in emergency situations.

  • Assesses learning needs according to patient’s level of understanding and readiness to learn.

  • Evaluates patient’s progress toward outcome achievement on an ongoing basis.

  • Revises plan of care based on change in patient status and/or information gathered at change of shift


  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.

  • At least one year of medical/surgical nursing experience preferred.

  • Current state licensure to practice.

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