Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Must have a current ND license.
Advance preparations in surgical nursing and operating techniques.
Minimum of 1 year operating room experience.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Familiarizes self with and adheres to all facility and department safety policies and procedures.
Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) in any form including electronic, written or oral.
Hardwiring Excellence – responsible to know and adhere to evidence based leadership to achieve excellence.
Responsible for direct supervision of nursing activities in OR, outpatient, recovery room and CSR in accordance with policies set by HAMC.
Responsible to develop, review and revise policies and procedures.
Plan assignment of staff and schedule surgical cases.
Conducts in-services for personnel for ongoing education.
Participates in quality improvement program for the OR department, delegates monitoring as deems necessary.
Responsible for ordering instruments, supplies and equipment for the OR.
Serve as representative for the OR on various committees.
Maintains communication with the Director of Nursing regarding departmental concerns, needs and problems. Carries out directives in a positive manner and is responsible for follow up.
Prepares and presents performance appraisals and promotes professional growth and development of staff as a team.
Promotes positive employee relations, works toward solving departmental concerns, providing consultation and guidance to OR department staff.
Facilitates collaboration and positive work relationships between nursing, medical staff and other hospital departments.
Maintains professional development through workshops, conferences, ETN’s in-services and membership in professional organizations.
Investigates new equipment and supplies as indicated by patient care needs and physician requests. Submits all requests to DON.
Maintains communication with patients, families, physicians and nursing personnel. Follows appropriate lines of authority and communication.
Maintains professional confidence concerning patient information; also with matters pertaining to administration and other confidential subjects.
When having a concern or issue, takes it directly to individual(s) that concern is with.
Conducts annual departmental specific in-service on HIPPA policies to all.
Does monthly rounding with staff and also rounds with patients with a goal of all acute patients at least once during their stay and all swing bed patients weekly.
Recognizes staff and shows appreciation through the use of Thank You notes and/or other forms of reward and recognition.
Reviews new staff’s progress at 30 and 90 days, then annually and PRN after the first year.
Input patient information, orders and charges into the computer system.
Access to scheduling of clinic and surgery patients.
Running departmental reports for billing purposes.
Make available changes to Kronos timecard system.
Sign off timecards on Kronos system.
Attends at least 6 of the 12 IDMs offered each year.
Verifies competencies in Surgery such as circulating and scrubbing, CSR, and PACU.
All other duties as assigned.