Surgical Access RN

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

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CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That's what you'll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You'll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we'll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at

This position contributes to the mission and vision of CHI Health by providing direct and indirect nursing care to a designated group of patients across the age continuum. Provides services which encompass the spiritual, physiological, social, and psychological aspects of care of the sick, prevention of disease, or conservation of health.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

Performs duties according to department specific expectations.

Identify the care and resources required for accessing hospital services for surgical, procedural, non-invasive diagnostic, invasive diagnostic, admitted, and clinical procedure patients.

Utilizes knowledge of the resources required for scheduling hospital services for surgical, scheduled procedural, non-invasive diagnostic, invasive diagnostic, clinical procedure and admitted patients.

Evaluates the appropriateness of levels of care, diagnostic testing and clinical procedures.

Provides timely, accurate and complete medical record documentation and data collection initiating the electronic medical record and patient assessment clinical documentation.

Facilitates the initiation of anesthesia orders.

Establishes positive working relationships with physicians and their office staff with a focus on customer service and ease of access to hospital services.

Applies knowledge of on line scheduling programs, nursing documentation programs, communication programs and online data retrieval.

Collects clinical history and evaluates existing diagnostic findings to initiate clinical protocols for additional diagnostic testing by interviewing the patient or care giver.

Provides patient information, preparation and education for impending surgery, tests, procedures, admissions through the patient interview. Identifies patient/care giver learning needs and initiates and provides for age appropriate education.

Effectively functions as a liaison for patients, families, physicians, office staff and the patient care team. Promptly investigates and resolves problems or concerns, or refers them to a higher authority.

Exercises professional nursing judgment. Maintains a professional attitude with patients, visitors, physicians, office staff and hospital personnel. Assures confidentiality of patient and hospital information.


Medical Terminology. Excellent Telephone and customer service skills. Ability to delegate, resolve conflicts, handle individual and group interactions, time management, critical thinking skills and stress management. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Computer and keyboard skills. Organizational, priority setting and problem solving skills. Ability to provide service to a diverse population of patients and the ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of age-groups, social strata and ethnic background.

Additional requirements for this role include:
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
Equal Opportunity
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.
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