Pre-Admission Testing Nurse (FT) - Lexington Surgery Center, Lexington, Kentucky

Created 11/21/2020
Reference 126277549
Job type Full-Time
Country United States
State Kentucky
City Lexington
Zip 40502
Salary -
Location: US-KY-Lexington
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

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Pre-Admissions nurse is responsible for assessing and coordinating of data submitted by the physician offices for patients who are scheduled for surgery. Pre-screens health history and identifies the high-risk patients and alerts the anesthesia provider of potential risks identified during the investigation of health needs. Initiates and completes the pre-op call information and organizes the patient charts for the upcoming surgeries. Possesses organization skills, computer skills, and develops a good working relationship with the physician offices.

Key Responsibilities :
  • History & physical nursing assessment of patients
  • Completes review of medical record
  • Admits patients according to procedure
  • Promotes physical comfort and provides emotional support and safety for patients
  • Reinforces and clarifies physician instructions and explanation of procedures to patients
  • Provides nursing care and appropriate monitoring according to policies and procedures
  • Communicates relevant information to physician, facility manager and appropriate staff
  • Verifies surgical/procedure site with patient and according to surgical schedule, patient and the history and physical
  • Obtains and verifies operative/procedure consent
  • Reviews charts for completeness and signatures of physicians
  • Initiates appropriate infection control measures
  • Serves as a back-up teammate in the pre-op/PACU department


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  • Current licensure in the State as a Registered Nurse
  • Must be current in BCLS
  • ASC experience preferred

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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Employer Surgical Care Affiliates

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