Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, a seven Operating Room ambulatory surgery center, is a Surgery Partners facility that partnered with several local physicians within the Fox Valley to provide an alternative to hospital surgery. This partnership enables us to provide the highest quality care by uniquely qualified, eminently skilled surgeons in multiple disciplines. More than 29 years and 110,000 patients later, Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center remains the premier outpatient surgical facility in the Fox Valley.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Operating Room RN oversees and directs the care of the surgical patient. The Operating Room RN is responsible for the care of patients in all-surgical specialties. The Operating Room RN serves as the primary nurse leading the collaboration of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care. Oversees and directs the care of assistive personnel, maintaining final accountability for the care given to assigned patients. When the need arises, will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (required) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (preferred)
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Illinois RN License (required) AHA BLS Certification (required) AHA ACLS Certification (required) AHA PALS Certification (required within 3 months of hire) CNOR Certification (preferred)
EXPERIENCE: Three years of Operating Room experience (required) Two years of Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) experience (preferred)
PHYSICAL/MENTAL GUIDELINES: Physical guidelines include the ability to stand/walk for up to twelve hours per day; bend, stoop, twist; assist patients in turning, rising from recliners and stretchers; assist patients in and out of wheelchairs; push wheelchairs; assist with the moving of patients on and off the operating room table. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
INFECTION CONTROL CATEGORY: This job is designated as a Category I job using OSHA definitions. This means there are tasks that involve exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for any employee engaged in Category I tasks.
HIPAA PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS: The Operating Room RN will have access to confidential information, both written and oral, in the course of his/her employment and job responsibilities. In order to maintain the integrity of Protected Health Information (PHI) and Electronic Health Information (ePHI), this information is not to be disclosed to any unauthorized individuals as outlined in the policies and procedures of Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center.
This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.
Additional Salary Information: ***$2,500 Signing Bonus - details to be provided during the interview process***
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, IL opened in October 1987 as the first licensed outpatient surgery center in Kane County and the first free standing surgery center in the state of Illinois. Since then, over 110,000 patients have chosen the center for their surgical needs. Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center (VASC) is uniquely qualified to address the needs of its patients. VASC has... over 160 area surgeons on staff and furnishes surgical services for over 1,000 different procedures for both outpatient and more complex surgeries, which require a stay at Valley Medical Inn. VASC provides services in Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Ear/Nose/Throat, General Surgery, Podiatry, Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic Surgery including Total Joint Replacements, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Dentistry and Interventional Pain Management. Most surgical procedures which previously involved a hospital stay can be performed at VASC for about half the cost. At VASC each patient is treated in a professional and courteous manner, and the staff is committed to providing a stress free, efficient and pleasant experience for our surgeons. VASC enjoys an excellent reputation among doctors and patients alike, receiving consistently high remarks from patient satisfaction surveys and earning several community and business awards throughout the years. Valley Medical Inn, a post-surgical recovery care center adjacent to Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, was opened in 1997. This nine-bed facility offers an alternative to hospitalization for patients needing additional time to recover from surgery. Stays can be as short as 23 hours or as long as 72 hours. The “Bed and Breakfast” atmosphere of VMI provides the patient with the medical care in a more relaxed and personal environment. Private nursing care, catered meals and hotel quality amenities serve to reduce the patient’s stress and speed recovery. For more information on Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center and Valley Medical Inn, please call (630) 584-9800 or visit our website at www.valleyambulatory.com.