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RN Surgery Coordinator

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for organizing, directing and controlling the daily OR schedule to provide quality service for thePerioperative patient. Maintains active communication among medical staff, interdepartmental staff, and operating room staff; ensures schedule progression and issue resolution.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
College Diploma in Nursing.
Carle strongly encourages you to complete your BSN in the coming years. Many resources are available to support your educational journey, allowing you to expand and develop throughout your nursing career. BSN completion will also allow you to advance in our clinical ladder program.


CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License upon hire and BLS within 30 days

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
2 years' experience specific to patient population.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other facilities/hospitals.
  • requireduired to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser. Multicultural sensitivityCritical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • * Coordinates and supervises the operation of the daily surgery schedule, case assignment, room and personnel assignments. * Assumes Responsibility for the operation of the Surgery Department, Sterilization Department, and Endoscopy Department when Manager is not present. * Assumes daily responsibility for coordination of the surgical schedule to assure the most efficient utilization of the operating rooms. * Monitor case progression to identify potential schedule changes. * Assigns, coordinates and monitors utilization of personnel and facilities. Provides for the assignment of lunch and break relief for intraoperative staff. * Collaborates with charge anesthesiologist to ensure that the schedule runs efficiently in accordance with policies and protocols. * Provides assistance and leadership to the staff to ensure departmental objectives and assignments are accomplished as scheduled. * Acts as a resource person for clinical care problems in all areas. * Markets department's services and equipment to physicians. * Works to maintain a positive team relationship with physicians and coworkers. * Monitors/coordinates special equipment. * Evaluates the level of patient care delivered in the operating room and recommends changes to ensure compliance with established standards of nursing care. * Coordination of staff work and vacation schedules to provide adequate staff availability for scheduled caseload. * Supervise and assist various specialty Lead RN's as needed. * Ensure desired level of Productivity is achieved through appropriate staffing levels, monitor for correct clocking practices, and ensuring that specialty Lead RN's are held accountable for their employees accomplishing their assigned duties. * Be available for Phone calls and act as a liaison for the surgery department during off hours to aid in managing the Surgery Schedule and employee issues that may present themselves.
  • * Organizes, develops, implements, and modifies schedule planning and schedule administration program based on facility goals and objectives in conjunction with the ADSS. * Collaborates with Education Coordinator to identify and facilitate staff developmental needs as they relate to schedule planning and administration. * Contributes to development of QI standards for schedule planning and administration with subsequent implementation and maintenance of ongoing program. * Participates actively in departmental meetings and committees to promote professional practice; problem solving, generates ideas and promotes change. * Attends in-service programs and seminars to enhance knowledge of scheduling management and clinical practice. * Demonstrates understanding of unit standards, policies and procedures and relates them appropriately to personnel. * Reviews and recommends procedure/policy revisions and staffing changes necessary to delivery of quality patient care. * Provides for instruction on the correct care and handling of supplies and equipment to ensure their proper function. * Monitors nursing operative practices, correct aseptic techniques and infection control procedures. * Monitors and provides staff participation at mandatory in-service education: including Fire, Safety, Infection control, and disaster plan. * Coordinates nursing and surgical scrub technician students with students' instructors. * Participates with In-service for staff development. * Supports and assists with staff orientation.
  • * Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with all constituencies and cooperates harmoniously with others in the accomplishments of department's goals in meeting the needs of quality patient care. * Communicates with ancillary departments to define and resolve specific problem areas and ensure continuity in patient care. * Interprets patients' and surgeons' needs to all personnel and provides supervision and instruction when necessary to meet these needs perioperatively.



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