The Peri-Operative Nurse Consultant is accountable to the Nursing Director for coordinating and integrating educational, consultative, evidence-based practice, and research functions into ongoing nursing practice.
Improves clinical practice through implementation of AORN standards, evidence-based practice, systems assessment and, consultation. Assures that employees providing service have the knowledge and skills required to provide age and culturally appropriate care to patients and families through education, training, and experience. Monitors and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of care delivered to patients during intra-operative phase of surgery.
Provides leadership in strategic planning to achieve departmental and clinical specialty goals and objectives. Collaborates with Operating Room Nurse Managers and healthcare team to ensure the regulatory compliance standards are met.
Develops curriculum for education plan to include yearly competencies and orientation. Consults with and assists management in the development of measures for quality and performance. Maintains autonomy of practice through self-evaluation, continuing education, peer reviewing, and the pursuit of scholarly activities.
Provides oversight, mentoring and administrative presence for Surgical Services RN education staff. Assists staff with teaching plans, problem solving, and coaching.
Identifies and follows up with staff education issues. Develops performance standards and measurements for systematic review. Audits performance to ensure regulatory compliance.
Works with management to improve and develop work flows which support efficiencies and improve service delivery. Motivates, educates and coaches staff as needed and acknowledges positive staff behavior. Clearly communicates expectations and agreements for staff.
Provides input intoyearly performance evaluations. Provides feedback and information to the Surgical Services Director on performance management/ corrective action issues.
Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience within the last seven (7) years.
Minimum two (2) years of leadership/education/management experience.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Oregon or Washington RN license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
Knowledge of current related regulations/standards of practice.
Customer-focused service skills.
Group process skills.
Project management experience.
Principles of adult learning.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Minimum one (1) year of previous experience leading a Surgical Services Education Team.
Minimum one (1) year of management experience.
Minimum five (5) years of education experience.
Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience in specialty.
Prior experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Master's degree in nursing or related field.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Primary Location: Oregon,Clackamas,Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center 10180 SE Sunnyside Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift:
Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End:
Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status:
Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category:
Nursing Licensed Department: Preoperative and Interventional services Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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