Prior Surgical Services Nursing Required
Organizes direct patient care activity to achieve the highest level of quality/cost standards. Participates in direct patient care to maintain clinical expertise and serve as a role model for the specialty team.
Assists the operating room Nurse Manager in establishing the operational and capital budget. Assists the operating room Nurse Manager in the interview process. Assists the operating room Nurse Manager in the clinical performance review process.
Collaborates with operating room Nurse Manager, staff, and staff educators to provide a training and development plan for staff. Coordinates interdisciplinary specialty team meetings. Develops work schedules as required for the specialty team using established guidelines within the Operating Room.
Plans with the operating room schedule coordinator / staff educator for the daily assignment of members in their specialty. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others & collaborates with management in problem solving and decision making. Clinical Functions:
Assess the care needs of patients, provides consultation or assistance to team members as needed on a daily basis. Coordinates team's development and implementation of standards of care (e.g. via preference lists for specific procedures), consistent with the operating room philosophy, goals, and objectives. Closely monitors daily activities and provides Nurse Manager, Staff Educators, and Clinical Nurse Specialist with feedback.
Also provides feedback from team members, Nurse Manager, physicians and others to staff during the performance review. Provides consultation for Nursing and other disciplines within his/her area of expertise. Leadership Functions:
Assist the Nurse Manager and physicians to identify resources needed to implement new programs & procedures. Resolves recurring problems of assignment with the operating room schedule coordinator. Recommends and monitors implementation of cost control measures for their specialty.
Assists the Nurse Manager in the follow-up on unusual incidence reports. Educational Functions: Provides feedback on orienteer's performance to Nurse Manager and Staff Educators.
Develops, conducts, and participates in formal in-service programs within their area of expertise. Assists staff with the development and presentation of in-services. Assists team members in development goals and activities related to their own professional self-development.
Participates and provides leadership on operation room and/or departmental committees. Professional/Research Functions:
Assumes a leadership role in professional activities / assumes responsibility for own continuing education.
Actively participates in departmental committees / attendance at designated meetings. Membership in professional organizations. Uses current research findings to support and improve nursing practice.
Identifies areas for clinical study and assists with evidence based projects. Participates in departmental quality monitoring program & coordinates and monitors quality management activities for specialty area. Incorporates recommends changes into practice. AA/EOE.
Required: Registered Nursing license issued by the State of Illinois.
Bachelors of Science Nursing. BLS through American Heart Association. Preferred: CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room).