Surgical Services Nursing
Given the breadth of services offered at UW Hospital and Clinics, it should come as no surprise that our surgical services nursing staff encounters intriguing and challenging cases on a daily basis.
About Surgical Services
Our surgical services department includes:
- A 22-bed inpatient operating room suite
- Inpatient (16 beds) and outpatient (six beds) Post-Anesthesia Care Units
- A 19-bed First Day Surgery unit
- An Outpatient Surgery Center, which includes a nine-suite operating room and 30-cubicle patient unit
The Role of Nurses
Nurses contribute to the provision of full tertiary care for all patients who require surgical intervention, including pre-procedure preparation, ongoing post-operative assessment and post-procedure and pre-discharge care. Patient education is a major emphasis in our unit, as well, with nurses facilitating accurate and necessary information for patients and their families.
We care for a wide range of patient populations, including patients requiring general, cardiovascular, thoracic, ophthalmological, gynecological, burn and reconstruction procedures, and many others.
Opportunities abound for nurses in surgical services, with a number of different career options available, including clinical nurse specialists, nurse clinicians, care team leaders, licensed practical nurses and assistants and supervisory positions.