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Surgical Care Affiliates
Portland, OR 97201
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Location: US-OR-Portland
Type: Full Time Employee
# of Openings: 1


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.

Facility Description: East Pavilion Surgery Center is a new Ambulatory Surgery Center located in the East Pavilion of Providence St. Vincent's Medical Center at 9135 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 161. The facility has five operating rooms. East Pavilion Surgery Center offers a wide range of outpatient services to patients, including but not limited to Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Gynecology and Plastic Surgery, General, and Orthopedics.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for the provision of nursing care to meet identified patient outcomes, and to achieve the goals of the facility as directed by the Registered Nurse. The LPN/LVN performs duties according to state nursing board scope of practice and facility position description.

Key Responsibilities :

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Includes, but may not be limited to the following:
  • Assists the RN and physician in providing pre- and postoperative care to the patient
  • Confirms preoperative testing/medical clearance is in patient's medical chart prior to procedure
  • Collaborates with RN in assessing the patient's physical and emotional status
  • Implements and documents preoperative regimen of care according to policy/procedure
  • Pre Operatively screen patients for suitability for admission at the Surgery Center
  • Recognizes patient's need for support, answers questions appropriately, and provides for privacy and confidentiality
  • Assists in the admission of patients to pre/postoperative area according to established guidelines
  • Implements appropriate nursing activities to provide safe and individualized nursing care
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care by documenting patient's responses to interventions
  • Assists in explaining the physician's postoperative instructions to patient/family
  • Conveys ideas, concepts, and facts related to patient care in a logical, concise manner
  • Assists with discharge activities according to policies and procedures
  • Applies technical and specialized skills relevant to pre/postoperative nursing
  • Performs nursing functions (e.g., monitors vital signs, maintains/improves respiratory function, performs catheterizations, etc.) under RN direction/supervision
  • Administers prescribed medication and performs treatments according to the state's definition of LPN practice
  • Observes safety measures in patient-care activities
  • Prepares equipment/supplies needed for care of patients and for performing diagnostic tests
  • Performs with competence in emergency situations
  • Recognizes personal limitations and obtains necessary patient-care assistance from RN
  • Displays knowledge of the requirements for instrument, supply, and equipment maintenance
  • Cleans instruments properly after use and observes policy and procedure for proper care and handling
  • Observes and reports need to replenish or revise supply inventories Other duties as assigned


  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
  • At least one year of medical/surgical nursing 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.
  • Successful completion of PALS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation or current PALS certification.

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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: 2020-06-06 Expires: 2020-07-07

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