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Registered Nurse, Perioperative

Company: Optum
Location: Seattle
Posted on: July 18, 2021

Job Description:

This position is eligible for a $3,000 sign on bonus!
The First Hill Surgery Center is seeking a Perioperative Registered Nurse to join their team on a full-time basis to work in an ambulatory surgery center setting in Seattle, WA.


4/8's; 32 hours per week | Variable Days


First Hill Surgery Center

The RN functions as an integral member of the team and is responsible for providing personalized patient care in the peri-operative setting.  The RN’s communication, conduct and performance should support the ASC efforts in becoming a High Performance Organization.   

The RN is responsible for and not limited to:

• Provide nursing care in the peri-operative setting (pre op, phase 1, phase 2).

• Ability to safely care for patients from pediatrics to geriatrics in a high volume/fast-paced environment.

• Maintain a clean, neat and efficient working environment.

• Perform ECG, urine pregnancy, glucometer, I-stat testing/lab draws, bladder scan, insertion of PIV as required.

• Manage patient’s admission to the ASC, recovery, and discharge from the ASC.

• Assess the status of the patient in pre op and ensure patient identification is accurate.

• Ensure patients consents are accurate and complete.

• Assess pre-operative vital signs to ensure they are within acceptable parameters for scheduled the surgical procedure.

• Perform an initial assessment on arrival in the PACU.

• Manage patient’s airways to include airway adjunct management.

• Plan and document in the EHR (EPIC).

• Administer narcotic and non-narcotic medication per facility protocol.

• Prepare and assist anesthesia provider with patients receiving blocks.

• Manage emergency situations and provide effective resuscitation using bag/valve/mask.

• Follow established policies and procedures related to the position.

• Prepare patients for discharge and provide discharge instruction education

• Understand and deliver quality customer service consistent with the FHSC efforts in becoming a High Performance Organization.

• Follow HIPPAA regulations.

• Adapt and perform effectively in a continuously changing environment.

• Coordinate the patients transition through the peri-operative process.

• Maintain a team supportive attendance record.

• Communication, conduct and dress to portray a professional quality at all times and are in compliance with the ASC appropriate surgical attire policy.

• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor RN.

Preferred Experience and Credentials:


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing


  • Current Washington State license
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS required
  • Experience working as an RN in a surgical setting for at least one year preferred


  • Requires good vision and hearing
  • Fast paced environment
  • May require lifting and or transferring patients
  • May require extended/closing shifts which entails staying late until the last patient leaves the ASC
  • Flexibility to work in Pre Op, Phase 1 and Phase 2 Recovery
  • Must have ICU, ED, PACU or Pre Op experience


  • Understand and perform multi-tasking.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Possess critical thinking skills to assess, prioritize and problem solve patient care concerns.
  • Possess and use good oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess ability to manage conflict.
  • Possess proficient computer skills operating in a windows based environment and electronic medical record (EPIC).
  • Work independently.
  • Work effectively as a team member.

Employees are required to screen for symptoms using an approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a worksite building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Interested in learning more?  Let’s talk about our opportunities and your career growth!  

Keywords: Optum, Seattle , Registered Nurse, Perioperative, Other , Seattle, Washington

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