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Surgery Care Affiliates LPN - Blue Ridge Day Surgery Center in Raleigh, North Carolina


Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together, our teammates create value in specialty care by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering on the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care.

As part of Optum, we participate in an integrated care delivery system that enables us to support our partners as they navigate a complex healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has a dynamic group of physician-driven, specialty care businesses that allows us to customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:

  • We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated ways as part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management Solutions business.

  • We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to support growth and transition to value-based care.

  • We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through our Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy predictable billing to patients.

  • We help physicians address everything beyond surgical procedures, including anesthesia and ancillary service lines.

The new SCA Health represents who we are today and where we are going—and the growing career opportunities for YOU.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel.

  • Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care.

  • Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted Standards of Practice and organizational policies and procedures.

  • Assists with the ordering, receiving, and storage of supplies.

  • Maintains order and cleanliness of the pre- and/or post-operative areas.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Registered Nurse and physician in providing pre- and/or post-operative* care to the patient

  • Confirms pre-operative testing/medical clearance is in patient’s medical chart prior to procedure

  • Collaborates with Registered Nurse in assessing the patient’s physical and emotional status

  • Implements and documents pre-operative regimen of care according to policy/procedure

  • Recognizes patient’s need for support, answers questions appropriately, and provides for privacy and confidentiality

  • Assists in the admission of patients to pre-/post-operative 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 post-operative 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

  • Documents information accurately and according to policies and procedures

  • Applies technical and specialized skills relevant to pre-/post-operative nursing

  • Performs nursing functions (e.g., monitors vital signs, maintains/improves respiratory function, performs catheterizations, etc.) under Registered Nurse direction/supervision and within the state-specific scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurse.**

  • Administers prescribed medication and performs treatments according to the state’s definition of Licensed Practical Nurse practice.**

  • Observes safety measures in patient-care activities

  • Prepares equipment/supplies needed for care of patients and for performing diagnostic tests

  • Demonstrates competence in emergency situations

  • Recognizes personal limitations and obtains necessary patient-care assistance from Registered Nurse

  • 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


Education - Required:

  • Current state licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Must be current in BCLS

  • ACLS/PALS certification within six months of hire date (applicable to scope of service)


  • Previous work experience in an ambulatory surgery setting, acute hospital surgical department of no less than one (1) year.