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Charge Nurse - Sun City (Full-Time)


  • Posted: 19 June 2020
  • Full-time
  • Sun City, AZ, USA

At American Vision Partners (AVP), we’re bringing the best together. Our company was created with the affiliation of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Southwestern Eye Center, and the M&M Eye Institute. Today we’re one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive ophthalmology practices with more than 45 eye care centers in Arizona and New Mexico - including 24 ambulatory surgical centers. At AVP we are committed to best in class patient care, being a pioneer in research and technology and most importantly, rewarding and recognizing our employees!

Ophthalmology Charge Registered Nurse 
Southwestern Eye Center - Sun City ASC with occasional travel to Scottsdale Bell Rd. ASC

  • Makes staffing assignments in every area to ensure adequate coverage
  • Trains, coaches and mentors ASC staff
  • Encourages a team oriented environment and follows company guidelines and policies
  • Fosters development of strong relationships and keeps an open line of communication between the surgery center staff, clinic staff and providers to ensure high productivity
  • Greets and admits patients to the pre-/post-operative area; works in the OR as assigned
  • Assists with patient scheduling in all clinical areas
  • Cares for the patient in a variety of settings, providing professional nursing care in ambulatory surgery center and completes appropriate documentation
  • Assumes the role and responsibilities of circulating nurse as assigned
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care using the nursing process and taking into account individual patient needs
  • Checks vital signs, inserts and removes IV catheters, assesses patient needs and reports abnormal values to the physician, anesthesia staff, and/or surgery staff
  • Ensures that all consent and acknowledgement forms are signed and witnessed
  • Verifies the surgery type and location to be performed
  • Administers drops and all medications in accordance with current guidelines
  • Assists in finding resolution of problems to ensure surgical case flow continues uninterrupted
  • Ensures patient continuity of care with family and/or significant others
  • Works with the Nursing Director and Quality & Compliance to ensure the center abides by all surgery standards and regulations
  • May assume responsibilities for Nursing Director as Acting Administrator in their absence
  • Delivers discharge instructions and discharges patient in accordance with current guidelines
  • Orders supplies for pre-op/recovery and sterile processing areas as needed
  • Maintains familiarity with code procedure and crash cart
  • Makes recommendations on the orientation process for new hires and ensures documentation of the same
  • Performs any and all duties assigned


  • Associate’s degree required; BSN preferred
  • Current Arizona RN License
  • 1+ years ophthalmology experience as a Surgery RN is a plus
  • 2+ years management experience preferred
  • BLS certification required
  • ACLS required within 6 months of hiring
  • Detail oriented, reliable and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Dedication to creating an exceptional patient experience
  • Basic knowledge of scheduling and insurance authorization
  • Flexible schedule Monday-Friday

Benefits & Perks:

Your health, happiness and your future matters! At AVP, we offer everything from medical and dental to significant eye care discounts, continuing education, 401(k), 9 paid holidays plus PTO, flexible work hours and much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.