The Specialty Lead Nurse (RN) collaborates with the Specialty Lead Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in the given service specialty to coordinate and plan case set up. This collaboration includes: onboarding of new surgeons, participating in daily plan ahead of meetings, review of schedule, create preference cards, coordinates supplies, and participates in capital equipment planning. Coordinate with Specialty Lead CST and Team Lead daily to ensure staff breaks, lunches, & room turnovers. Also works with Central Sterile in coordination of instruments for daily cases. Participate in orientation of staff to specialty team, and on going education relative to new procedures, equipment and supplies. Participate in VAST committee. Responsible for the provision of nursing care based on AORN standards of care and professional nursing practice; accountable for the outcomes of nursing care delivered.
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Proficiency: Case prepping; Preference card management; Resource management; Schedule management.
Attend daily huddle and be prepared to conduct Team huddle information: Core metrics from day prior, FCOTS, & turnovers; Hot spots, tight turns and core helpers for the day.
Engage in Day-to-Day operations of assigned rooms: Run specialty schedule in collaboration with Team Lead; Connect with staff in the rooms about special needs; Work with Team Lead on turnover monitoring or schedule concerns. Facilitates orientation to the specialty and functions as a preceptor.
Role Modelling and professional behavior: Help prepare and manage team meetings, prepare agenda, power point, takes minutes; Articulate department initiatives with support; Follow Commitment to care and respectful workplace policy; Follow organizational and departmental policies; Prepare 90 day goal that link to Manager/dept goals.
Materials and Capital Management: Request equipment based on surgeon feedback; Inventory management; Product trials; Vendor Management.
Review staffing resource needs with Specialty Lead CST, Team Lead and Manager.
Demonstrates knowledge of proper patient positioning.
Maintain standards of sterilization and principles of asepsis.
Demonstrates competence in performance and documentation of operating room procedure and counts according to policy, including the proper procedure for incorrect counts.
Demonstrate competence and accuracy in handling implants and specimens.
Demonstrates knowledge and compliance in the Universal Protocol.
Maintains knowledge of equipment and appropriate use.
Provides Medication Safety, hand hygiene, patient identification, medication reconciliation, and patient medication education.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN), required.
Degree received from an education institution accredited by National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), preferred.
Minimum three (3) years Operating Room experience, preferred.
Charge Nurse experience, preferred.
Current and in good standing RN Licensure with South Carolina Board of Nursing, required.
American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the TH Organizational Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the TH Organizational Development Office are approved by TH Organizational Development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two (2) years.
Attention to Detail.
Coordination & Collaboration with surgical team.
Stress management and physical stamina.
Physical Requirements: Medium Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.