30+ days ago


Fort Worth, TX



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 Patient Care Tech provides quality patient care and is accountable of the duties assigned by the Registered Nurse which comply with state-specific laws for unlicensed assistive personnel. The Patient Care Technician is expected to maintain the nursing objectives and standards of care at the level for which she/he is prepared. The Patient Care Technician does not accept medical orders (direct and/or indirect).


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel.
  • Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care.
  • Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted Standards of Practice and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the ordering, receiving, and storage of supplies.
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of the work area.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Registered Nurse with organizing and prioritizing patient care in accordance with the standards of care and organizational policies.
  • Assists Registered Nurse in maintaining an environment conducive to patient and personnel safety.
  • Demonstrates comfort measures.
  • Assists in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
  • Secures patient belongings
  • Properly applies restraints/medical assistive devices (i.e. wrist restraints, vests, side rails).
  • Follows surgery center infection control policies.
  • Ensures identification band/bracelet is on patient.
  • Maintains a clutter-free environment.
  • Is knowledgeable of aseptic technique and when it is used.
  • Is able to demonstrate knowledge of standard precautions and utilize in daily practice.
  • Utilizes various communication equipment (i.e. pager system, phone, etc).
  • Identifies resources for problem-solving.
  • Stays informed of work area activities/changes.
  • Supports work flow throughout operating rooms.  This includes knowledge of case cart system if applicable and how to obtain additional or missing instruments and/or supplies as requested.
  • Processes basic knowledge about surgical equipment and locations.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide assistance with routine anesthesia supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with informing biomedical technicians about equipment.
  • May assume clerical assistant responsibilities.
  • Documents care as appropriate for the clinical patient area and under the direction of a Registered Nurse
  • Performs duties and tasks specific to the work area assigned.
  • Adheres to written policies of the Surgery Center.
  • Seeks educational opportunities to increase clinical competence and enhance personal growth.
  • Responsible for completing mandatory classes relative to job responsibilities at the Surgery Center as well as for meeting continuing education requirements for certifications.
  • Participates in the orientation of new employees as directed by Charge Registered Nurse


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or its (GED) equivalency with satisfactory references 
  • Must be current in BLS
  • Must be prepared for work responsibilities through: certified nursing assistant; or EMT or EMT-P through vocational/technical program; or nursing student who has obtained certification letter from faculty member after completion of clinical rotation; or graduate of a nursing program who did not successfully complete registered nurse licensure examination; or equivalent experience in the field of related discipline equal to the time required to obtain a CNA certification.



  • Attendance
  • Punctuality        
  • Ability to meet deadlines


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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About the Company

Surgical Care Affiliates SCA

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) partners with leading physicians, hospitals and health systems to develop and implement surgical services strategies across the country. With approximately 5,000 teammates, SCA operates more than 185 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and in affiliation with 45+ health systems.

At SCA, we put Clinical First. Our mission is to care for our patients, serve our physicians and improve healthcare in America by offering clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs that create measurable advantage for surgical facilities—clinically, operationally and financially.

An industry leader, SCA recently created industry-wide clinical outcomes reporting procedures, using metrics endorsed by the National Quality Forum. All SCA facilities pursue accreditation through The Joint Commission (TJC), the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC) or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Our facilities focus on short-term care and primarily provide non-emergency surgical procedures in many specialties, including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pain management, and otolaryngology, among others. Our facilities provide physicians with the logistics and support staff necessary to perform these procedures.

SCA is deeply committed to our core values of clinical quality, integrity, service excellence, teamwork, accountability and continuous improvement.

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


Healthcare Services