Registered Nurse OR (FT) - Texas Health Total Joint Center

Location: US-TX-Fort Worth
# of Openings: 1
Category: Registered Nurse
System ID: 15786


Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA's 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit

THJRC is looking for a well-rounded energetic and experienced RN interested in joining a positive, proactive team that provides high quality nursing care to ambulatory surgical patients, surgeons and staff.

Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits...
  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

We are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse (RN) Operating Room.

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
  • Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of care.
  • Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by implementing:
  • Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources.
  • Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and following procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
  • Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items.
  • Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patients advocate.
  • Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
  • Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Communicating the patient's current status to relevant parties throughout the continuum of care.
  • Administering medications safely and correctly using the 8 rights of medication administration.
  • Performing interventions to maintain the patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
  • Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period.
  • Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection.
  • Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
  • Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure.
  • Involving the patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.
  • Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
  • Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
  • Maintaining a fire safe environment.
  • Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique.
  • Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy.
  • Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.
  • Transfer care as applicable.
  • Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.
  • Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.
  • Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning perioperative patient care.
  • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process.
  • Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.
  • Maintain required competencies.
  • Pursue professional growth.
  • Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
  • Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
  • Minimum of One-year orthopedic experience with a preferable focus on total joints and or Sports Medicine in an operating room setting.
  • Current state nursing licensure to practice in good standings.
  • Successful completion of Basic life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) courses within 90 days of employment or documentation of current certification.
  • Successful completion of Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification if working with pediatric patients.
  • Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing is preferred however not mandatory.
  • May function as Scrub Nurse as experience allows (will train as needed)
  • Previous work experience in an ambulatory surgery setting preferred.
  • Team player with a strong commitment to providing superior patient care
  • Must be flexible with high energy and desire to learn and grow.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with patients, families, physicians, and employees.
  • Clinically proficient in operating room nursing skills, demonstrating knowledge of the developmental needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
  • Ability to carry items weighing up to 50 pounds

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment
  • Manual and finger dexterity
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
  • Working irregular hours


Full time
Salary Range
$50,000.00 - 84,000.00
per Year
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Fort Worth, TX 76102, US