MD EyeCare Services Corporate

Perioperative RN - Milauskas Eye Institute

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Mirage
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/26/2018 4:37 PM)
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Milauskas Eye Institute
Regular Full-Time


Milauskas Eye Institute


Milauskas Eye Institute/Eye Surgery Center of the Desert, Ltd. (an ASC) performs surgeries that do not require hospital admission. Procedures are performed in a fully equipped operating room and recovery is under the care of highly skilled nurses. Surgeries performed include procedures related to ophthalmology. We are seeking a Perioperative RN with previous, verifiable experience in eye procedures, such as cataracts, retina, cornea and glaucoma. The position is a fulltime day shift position with variable start times.


This is your opportunity to join one of the areas most recognized leaders in ophthalmology and optometry. We are a nationally recognized leader in EMR and technology with an excellent clinical support team and a dynamic leadership.


The Perioperative RN must have a basic understanding of preoperative/postoperative equipment and policies related to: patient care monitor, patient jurney, glucometer, pregnancy testing devices, medical gases, AED, and defibrillator.


Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of electronic medical record. Recognition of the need for narrative recording of unusual perioperative events, such as cancellation of procedure by anesthesia provider or medical emergencies.

  • Ability to provide accurate preoperative instructions to patients.

  • Ability to provide customized discharge education and follow-up phone call to patients.

  • Ability to utilize general nursing foundation to formulate a patient specific plan related to pre-existing conditions, act as the patient’s advocate, and relay information (report) to others during patient “hand off.”

  • Ability to apply Perioperative & Ophthalmic Nursing Principles to the care of the patient, especially as they relate to perioperative policies/instructions; and postoperative care of vision impaired, sedated patients who have received ophthalmic anesthetic blocks.

  • Administer medications safely, adhering to Safe Injection Practices and their implications. Awareness of the impact of patient allergies on eye drop orders. Adherence to Controlled Substance Policies & Procedures. Participate in Medication Outdate Checks.

  • Participate in Supply Inventory Maintenance.

  • Adherence to Infection Control Policies & Procedures.

  • Familiarity with Medical Emergency Preparedness Policies & Procedures.


  • Registered Nurse licensed to practice nursing in the State of California.
  • BLS a must.
  • ACLS a must.
  • Greater than 2 years of experience as a RN, preferably with at least 1 year of experience occurring in a perioperative setting, or other specialty where sterile procedures are performed
  • Familiar with the basic nursing performance standards.
  • Basic understanding of operating room equipment including, but not limited to: microscope, phacoemulsification machine, Electrosurgical unit, surgeon headlamp, LASERs, medical gases, patient gurney, and patient care monitor.
  • Recognition of the need for narrative recording of unusual operating room events.
  • Ability to assess patients’ needs: physical, educational, emotional, spiritual, and age appropriate.

In turn we will provide:

  • Benefits to full time team members that include comprehensive medical, dental and optical coverage, 401k and short and long term disability.
  • Company paid life insurance.
  • Paid holidays and generous paid time off.
  • Paid parking where applicable.
  • Team oriented working environment where you are heard and respected.
  • Clear career ladder opportunities.


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