Registered Nurse – Fort Myers JobSt. John’s Surgery CenterFort Myers, FL 3305

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St. John's Surgery Center has been serving Fort Myers and the surrounding communities since 1995. Our facility is fully licensed by the State of Florida, Medicare Certified and Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

A highly trained, superbly skilled professional team staffs each area with no other mission than to support you and your surgeon. St. John's Surgery Center is committed to providing the highest standard of ophthalmic surgical care in a professional, compassionate and considerate manner specific to the individual needs of our patients.

Quigley Eye Specialists is a premier surgical and eye care clinic. Our mission is to continue to be technology leaders in eye care and one of the nations leading multi-specialty ophthalmology practices, Quigley Eye Specialists creates patients for life by providing the highest level of quality eye care and service to the community. We accomplish this through our caring staff, our skilled medical team, and by using the most advanced technology to ensure every patients best possible vision.

Therefore, to deliver on our mission, St. Johns Surgery Center expects every employee to perform his or her job first and foremost in accordance with the Companys mission.

  • Team Work
  • Highest level of Individual Productivity
  • Technical Excellence
  • Treating patients as valued guests

Reporting to the Surgery Center Administrator, the Staff Nurse is responsible for the direct care of the surgical patient within the licensed scope of practice and surgery center. This is a part time position, expected to work up to 25 hours per week, 8-10 hour shifts.

Primary Responsibilities

Patient Care:

  • Identifies the patient using 2 different identifiers
  • Checks patient identification bed sheet and compares the name with the chart and name label
  • Verifies allergies
  • Verifies physicians orders
  • Physiologically monitors the patient
    • Obtains vital signs
    • Assesses/monitors physical symptoms
    • Assesses/monitors behavioral changes
    • Initiates nursing actions based on interpretation of physiological changes
  • Assesses the psycho-social health status of the patient/family
    • Elicits the perception of surgery
    • Elicits the expectation of care
    • Determines coping mechanisms
    • Determines knowledge level
    • Determines the ability to understand
    • Identifies philosophical, ethnic and religious beliefs/practices
    • Provides patient care appropriate to age specific needs
  • Demonstrates awareness of the individual rights of the patient
    • Provides for privacy through maintaining confidentiality
    • Provides for privacy through physical protection
    • Communicates/documents provisions for patients rights
  • Identifies teaching needs of patient/family
    • Assesses readiness to learn
    • Provides instruction based on identified needs and considers barriers, if applicable
    • Determines teaching effectiveness
    • Communicates/documents patient/family teaching
  • Provides for patient safety throughout the perioperative process
    • Escorts or transports patients safely
  • Provides physical comfort for the patient
  • Appropriately documents all aspects of care in the medical record
  • Communicates the patients status to other healthcare team members



Laser Room:

  • Verifies procedure with patient, physician order and with signed consent; obtains consent if necessary
  • Demonstrates safe use and handling of equipment, including trouble shooting
  • Exercises safety precautions during laser procedures
  • Provides for equipment and supplies based on patient needs
  • Monitors the IOP as required and treats according to physician orders, if necessary
  • Documents the number of laser shots and the Mill joules appropriately
  • Cleans and disinfects the lens and prepares for patient use
  • Reviews the discharge instructions with patient prior to procedure
  • Directs patient to post-op area and ensures post-op nurse is notified



  • Verifies procedure with patient, physician order and with signed consent; obtains consent if necessary
  • Notes sensory and physical impairments
  • Coordinates nursing care relative to patients medical history
  • Initiates IV access per physician orders


Operating Room: ¨ N/A

  • Prepares equipment appropriate for patient and procedure based on patient needs
  • Verifies correct patient, correct procedure, correct physician and correct lens power, if applicable
  • Demonstrates the ability to position and prep the patient for procedure
  • Correctly grounds patient for electrosurgical safety
  • Handles tissue specimens correctly and accurately
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of equipment utilized during procedure
  • Demonstrates appropriate disinfection of equipment after use
  • Demonstrates ability to create and maintain a sterile field
    • uses principles of aseptic technique
    • initiates corrective action when breaks in technique occur
    • inspects sterile items for contamination before opening
  • Demonstrates ability to perform sharps and instrument counts
    • follows established policies and procedures for counts
    • initiates corrective actions when counts are incorrect
    • communicates results of counts appropriately


Recovery Room:

  • Assesses pain level post-operatively
  • Assesses patient findings utilizing Aldrete scoring system
  • Ensures patient has transportation for discharge
  • Discharges patient according to established criteria


Medication Administration:

  • Obtains physicians order prior to administration of any medication
  • Verifies patients allergies
  • Verifies Correct Patient, Correct Medication, Correct Dosage, and Correct Route according to policy and procedures
  • Administers medications according to physicians order and licensed scope of practice
  • Administers medications correctly and accurately
  • Communicates/documents administration of medications, including IV fluids


Infection Control:

  • Wears appropriate attire according to facility policy
  • Follows universal precautions (i.e. handwashing)
  • Uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) according to policy and need
  • Practices recognized principles of cleanliness and sanitation
  • Correctly disposes of sharps
  • Correctly handles hazardous and contaminated materials


Emergency Situations:

  • Demonstrates the ability to function in emergency situations
    • Ensures that emergency equipment is available at all times
    • Practices life saving support measures as needed
    • Demonstrate understanding of emergency equipment and malfunction
  • Demonstrates knowledge of fire safety
  • Demonstrates knowledge of facility disaster plan


Equipment and Supplies:

  • Anticipates the need for equipment and supplies
  • Assures all equipment is functioning before use
  • Removes malfunctioning equipment from use, if applicable, and labels it accordingly
  • Operates equipment according to manufacturers instructions
  • Operates mechanical and electrical equipment correctly
  • Uses supplies judiciously and in a cost-effective manner
  • Replaces used supplies in a timely manner
  • Communicates/documents provision of equipment and supplies


Environment of Care:

  • Regulates temperature and humidity as indicated
  • Adheres to electrical safety policies and procedures
  • Monitors sensory environment
  • Maintains traffic patterns



  • Registered Nurse licensed in the state of Florida
  • Maintains BLS certification, ACLS certification preferred


The information above reflects the general work responsibilities and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements of the job.



May involve prolonged periods of standing, sitting, lifting, bending, reaching and the ability to push/pull items weighing 50 pounds or less.


May be potential exposure to communicable diseases, contaminated blood and body fluids, and hazardous materials.


  • No travel required



  • The use of kindness, empathy and patience when working with colleagues and patient population
  • Attention to detail; ensuring accuracy in work
  • Ability to multi-task and ensure deadlines are met consistently
  • Ability to work as a team member, collaboratively and positively


CUSTOMER SERVICE- All employees must meet the standards for customer service.

  • Effectiveness of working with others, courtesy, tact, friendliness, enthusiasm, caring and helpful nature, comforting style.



  • Punctuality, attendance, scheduling of absences.



  • Adjustment to change, resetting of priorities, time management skills, resourcefulness, initiative.



  • Follows code of conduct aligned with the mission, vision and values of Quigley Eye Specialists and St. Johns Surgery Center.
  • Follows code of conduct /ethics of their profession.


St. John's Surgery Center and affiliates are committed to diversity and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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