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SPECIALTY COORDINATOR - Surgical Services-Operating Room

Company: Elliot Health System
Location: Manchester
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYDelivers care to patients and families with needs ranging from basic to complex utilizing the nursing process. Creates a therapeutic and caring environment for patient and families. Practices in a manner consistent with the Elliot Hospital Interprofessional Practice model; the ANA's Social Policy Statement, Scope and Standards of Practice, and the Nursing Code of Ethics; and relevant specialty standards of practice.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESCore FunctionsAssists surgical services operating room in activities related to quality improvement, continuing education, orientation, teaching and preceptorship of new staff members.Acts as role model for all staff membersResponsible for the maintenance and inventory of all supplies and equipment within designated area of specialty. Exhibits concern for cost containment. Evaluates existing options prior to requesting new equipment, supplies.Ensures needs of the surgeons are met.Maintain and coordinate updates to preference cards within specialty area.Acts as primary liaison for the surgeons and the surgical services management team.Keeps Clinical Nurse Manager and Director informed of all issues.Provides at least 2 specialty related in-service education sessions to staff annually.Ensures room staffing adequate for procedures. Communicates staffing needs to Resource Nurses and Clinical Nurse Manager as appropriate.Ensures professionalism in all aspects of patient care, maintains control of overall work environment, reports any concerns to Clinical Nurse Manager in a timely fashion.Innovation & InspirationEmbraces and promotes change to support optimal patient outcomes and an effective professional practice environment.Collaboration & Continuity in CaringInvolves patient/family in goal setting and planning, and communicates that plan of care to patient and family for input; and to colleagues to ensure seamless care across shifts and settings.AccountabilityDemonstrates accountability for continued professional growth and development.Demonstrates accountability for own role in smooth operations of unit.Demonstrates the ability to recognize and manage rapidly changing situations.Respect & Role ModelingUtilizes current evidence and relevant national/specialty standards to guide practice and/or performance and identifies areas for improvement.Demonstrates competent clinical practice utilizing clinical decision making and critical thinking skills.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLSEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSUREEducation: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Nurses hired after May 2015, must have a Bachelor's degree in nursing or higher nursing degree or commit to achieving the degree in a specified time.Experience:Licensure: New Hampshire Registered Nurse or Compact State Registered Nurse License.Technical Certification: Ability to obtain BCLS qualification during orientation period and maintain during employment.Professional Certification: Nurses are expected to pursue professional certification upon eligibility or within three years of entering the specialty practice.Software/ Hardware: Ability to advance basic computer skills as the health system adds new systems or performs upgrades to existing systems.OTHER REQUIREMENTSSchedule: Work schedule may include 8-12 hours per day with weekend/holiday coverage based on individual unit needs. Personnel are expected to cover for absences by rotating, working extra shifts, or use of on-call as needed. Nursing personnel are assigned to one area upon employment, but may be required to assume assignments in other areas to meet patient needs.

Keywords: Elliot Health System, Manchester , SPECIALTY COORDINATOR - Surgical Services-Operating Room, Healthcare , Manchester, New Hampshire

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