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Patient Care Coordinator (FT) - Chatham Orthopedic ASC

Surgical Care Affiliates
Savannah, GA 31401
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Location: US-GA-Savannah
Type: Full Time Employee
# of Openings: 1
Category: Other
System ID: 12422


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 www.scasurgery.com.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Pre-Admission Testing 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 through implementation of critical pathways and in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the facility. The Coordinator, Clinical Nurse (PAT) works within the Pre-Op/PACU department and is responsible for coordinating patient preparation for procedures for patients of all ages (pediatric, adult, and geriatric). The Registered Nurse communicates with referral sources, patients and physician offices to assure the appropriate preoperative testing and patient education are complete in accordance with physician orders and in compliance with the philosophy and protocols of Chatham Orthopaedic Surgery Center, standards of practice and regulations of governing.

Skills and Abilities:
  • 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.
  • Evaluates the patients' past medical history and surgical plan using the PAT Anesthesia Protocols and obtains Anesthesia approval when necessary. Prepares charts at the minimum 2 days in advance with one week being the goal.
  • Implements appropriate standards of care based on assessment data and patient's own goals. Goals are mutually set with the patient and family.
  • Interviews pre-operative patients to gather necessary data to assist for admission
  • 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.
  • Assesses learning needs according to patient's level of understanding and readiness to learn.
  • Assumes an active role in the provision of quality nursing care for patients receiving care. Continues to develop the role of pre-admission nurse role in outpatient setting adhering to clinical guide line practices.
  • Utilizes specialized nursing knowledge, nursing process and discriminative judgment while giving direct or indirect care.
  • Analyzes nursing care provided in the facility related to the established standards of care.
  • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of nursing care provided.
  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate the nursing care provided in the facility.
  • Assigns patient care responsibilities based on patient needs and abilities of available staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to make decisions concerning facility-based problems.
  • Participates on quality council to facilitate improvement of patient care.
  • Participates in the orientation of nursing staff.
  • Participates in developing standardized patient education programs, as requested.
  • Participates in team conferences on assigned patients.


  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
  • At least one year of nursing experience required which should include Pre-Op and PACU preferred.
  • Previous outpatient surgery center and pre-admission experience preferred.
  • Current state licensure to practice. Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
  • Successful completion of ACLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation or current ACLS certification.

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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Posted: 2020-12-19 Expires: 2021-01-19

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Patient Care Coordinator (FT) - Chatham Orthopedic ASC

Surgical Care Affiliates
Savannah, GA 31401

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