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When are you on the clinical clock?

What are your ASC's hours of operation? Please let me know your day surgery, operating room and PACU hours, and how many rooms you have. Thanks.

Started by: BRIDGET SHAFFER (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Exec. Officer) at October 6, 2012 (5:59 pm)

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Our ASC has 4 OR's. We start at 6am and start cases at 7am. Our preop nurses arrive at 6am and our OR nurses arrive 45 minutes before their first case. We have no set time to finish but continue until all cases are done. Sometimes this turns into a 12hour day or we can be done by noon or 1pm. Two PACU nurses are assigned daily to stay late with an anesthesiologist and finish the day.

R. Brown (Other) at December 3, 2012 (7:26 pm)

We have 2 ORs. Our ASC operates 5 days a week from 7am to 7pm. Our staff works 3 days a week. We have 2 different crews that rotate and we also utilize part time and PRN staff. One RN and Tech are scheduled at 5am to cover emergent cases, The preop RNs arrive at 6am, OR staff arrives at 6am and postop RNs arrive at 7:00am. An RN and Technician are schedule to stay after 7pm to cover procedures that run late or to recover patients.

Carol P. (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at November 20, 2012 (8:48 am)

Our OR cases typically start at 630am as many of our physicians like to operate early before their office hours.Office staff arrive as early as 530 with our head surgical tech in at 6 to get everything ready and RN circulators arriving varied times from 6 on depending on number of rooms running.PACU staff arrive different times according to what case will hit the PACU first.No staff is guaranteed hours however our policy is whoever is scheduled the latest start time stays until the last patient leaves.We have 4 ORs 2 procedure rooms and of course pre and post-op

Jane Y. (Director, Surgical Services/Director of Nursing) at November 6, 2012 (2:56 pm)

Our charge nurse arrives at 6am. Most of the rest of the staff work from 7am to 3:30pm. One nurse and one surgical tech work a 10:30am to 7pm shift. Sometimes cases run over, and we get out whenever we're done. We operate Monday through Friday -- closed Saturday, Sunday and major holidays.

T. Guiles (Other) at October 25, 2012 (3:56 pm)

Our office operatory runs from 7am to 3pm, with the last case admitted to PACU by 2:30. The longer cases, coming in at 2:30 usally require an hour of recovery before discharge, so those nurses may work until around 4pm, finishing with the patient, cleaning up and preparing for the next day. We have 3 OR's, and all our permanent staff work a 7-3 shift with the exception of the PACU nurse when a longer case requires longer recovery time.

Barbara T. (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Executive Officer) at October 10, 2012 (8:57 am)

Our office operatory runs from 7am to 3pm, with the last case admitted to PACU by 2:30. The longer cases, coming into PACU at 2:30 usally require an hour of recovery before discharge, so those nurses may work until around 4pm, finishing with the patient, cleaning up and preparing for the next day. We have 3 OR's, and all our permanent staff work a 7-3 shift with the exception of the PACU nurse when a longer case requires longer recovery time.

Barbara T. (Administrator/Director/Manager/Owner/Executive Officer) at October 10, 2012 (8:55 am) [last edited on October 10, 2012 (8:57 am)]

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