The Peri-Operative Registered Nurse Specialty Coordinator is responsible for the efficient, effective operation of her/his assigned surgical specialty. She/he provides expert care to the patient during the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative phases of the patient’s surgical experience, and is an expert resource, preceptor and mentor to others. She/he is responsible to ensure that all supplies, equipment and instruments are available for the efficient performance of the procedure by the surgeon. She/he works collaboratively with surgeons within the specialty to determine preferences and assist with improved efficiency. She/he annually sets and attains goals for quality and efficiency in accordance with departmental/organizational goals
Major Position Responsibilities:
- Evaluates effectiveness of care provided by all health care team members, including her/himself, and contribution of systems, environment and instrumentation in progressing patients toward desired outcomes.
- Initiates process improvement efforts focused on the efficiency and quality of care, meeting departmental goals for efficiency and quality set yearly. Attends and participates in Specialty Division meetings as Surgery Service liaison with the specialty surgeons and Administration.
- Demonstrates expertise in the use of specialty equipment according to nursing procedures/manufacturers instructions: is competent in the use of relevant technology. Consults on new products or equipment and evaluates for appropriateness, efficacy, efficiency and cost. Works with Materials Management, Unit Educator and vendors to implement new technology into the practice area within budgetary expectations.
- Acts as a consultant and resource to peers within specialty area by assisting them in applying new skills, techniques and understanding that facilitates learning. Supports learning process of staff members & clients. Demonstrates effective communication skills in teaching, problem resolution, conflict resolution and achieving consensus. Communication is collaborative, open and achieves the intended goal.
- Utilizes a collaborative relationship with surgeons to maintain specialty service equipment and instrumentation to meet the needs of the specialty service.
- Required to meet all requirements of clinical registered nurse
- Ability to scrub and circulate proficiently on routinely performed cases in the area of responsibility required.
- Minimum of 5 years experience in Operating Room Nursing required
- One year demonstrated experience in surgical specialty area of responsibility required
- Successful completion of TCMC Preceptor Training and Mentor Training required, or must be completed within six months of appointment/hire
- Membership in Operating Room or Specialty Association required within two years of appointment
- Experience with process improvement projects or process improvement methodology preferred.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree in nursing strongly advised.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California
- Board Certification in Operating Room Nursing or subspecialty area required within six months of appointment