In coordination with the OR/CS Manager and the Procedure Center Manager, this position establishes departmental goals to support the hospital’s mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives. Serves as the leader for day to day operations, as well as, pushing strategic goals for the organization forward. Maintains staffing, education, fiscal needs, throughput, case load, instrument and equipment needs, quality improvement and tracking initiatives, payroll, and interdisciplinary relationships to achieve departmental goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates leadership responsibilities by:
Collaborate with other Surgical Services Management for department productivity, financial, quality and efficiency standards
Establishes, collaborates, and monitors with other Surgical Services management to maintain policies and procedures and care to match AORN, ASPAN, AMMI, IAHCSMM, SGNA, AVA, INS, and other national standards.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationship with surgeons, other physicians, anesthesiologists, other managers and staff with a focus on building strong teams, competent and caring staff, improving processes, clinical excellence and a customer-oriented environment
Collaboration with department management for performance improvement initiatives including safety, efficiency and suitability of the environment of care
Maintain, track, and establish department productivity, financial, quality and efficiency goals
In collaboration with the Surgical Services management use critical thinking and judgement skills to review the daily schedule, makes staffing assignments to accommodate add on cases and absent personnel, equipment and supply needs
Supervising daily checks and documentation of the presence and function of life support equipment and supplies
Meet department needs by:
Developing and implementing new employee orientation, competencies, and education needs for the surgical services department specifically for Pre-Admission Testing (PAT), Preop, and PACU departments
Developing, coordinating, and maintaining competency, ongoing education, certification, and professional development requirements and opportunities for surgery personnel
Overseeing, Reviewing, and Submitting Payroll on a bi-weekly basis
Support nursing leadership and hospital leadership by:
Collaborating with Surgical services management, Quality and Clinical Education departments in reviewing evidence based practice and implementing change in performance improvement initiatives
Performing assessments, evaluations, and performance plans of staff
Applies principles of transformational leadership and collaborative governance in all interactions with staff and the issues presented
Demonstrates RN responsibilities by:
Support OR charge RN daily and/or act as an RN when needed to facilitate PAT, PREOP, PACU schedules on a daily basis, making staff assignments by making adjustments to accommodate add-on cases and absent personnel. (Daily assignments are made based upon staff competencies and needs.)
Communicating on an on-going basis with PAT, PREOP, PACU and the Surgical Services department (the scheduling coordinator, clerical staff, OR teams, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and ancillary departments) regarding schedule changes, significant patient information, etc.
Using the nursing process to efficiently coordinate the addition of cases to the current day’s schedule for these add on cases
Verifying the availability of necessary equipment and instrumentation with the Materials Coordinator
Establishing and monitoring standards of professional care in accordance with American Society of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), ASPAN, AMMI, IAHCSMM, SGNA, AVA, INS, and other national standards.
In collaboration with the Surgical Services leadership ensuring proper orientation, practicum education, and continuing education of all staff within PAT, PREOP, and PACU.
Assisting with covering OR/CS manager and Procedure Center manager duties when unavailable or in need of support
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Requires current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado; minimal 3-5 years Peri-Anesthesia experience and BSN required.
Previous Leadership experience and relevant certification preferred.
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
BLS on hire
ACLS within 3 months
PALS within 3 months
CPAN/CAPA within 12 months of hire
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Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?