Clinical Coordinator – Pre-Op, OR, RR
Definition: A professional nurse who coordinates the delivery of quality nursing care in one of the three clinical area (Pre-op, OR, RR) while insuring the efficient utilization of the nursing staff according to patient care requirements. The Clinical Coordinator for Pre-op also serves as the Infection Control Manager.
- 5 days a week commitment is desirable
- At least 3 years’ experience as a staff OR/RR/CU nurse
- Demonstrated leadership ability
- Effective communicator with staff and administration
General Performance: In addition to understanding and supporting the mission of the Same Day SurgiCare, all profession RNs on staff shall:
1. Recognize the psychological, physiological and surgical needs of each patient and respond with appropriate plan of nursing care
2. Participate fully in patient/family teaching and respect patient’s rights
3. Maintain a safe working environment
4. Be flexible and adaptable to the demands of an ever-changing and sometimes unpredictable
5. Relate in a supportive and positive manner to other members of the staff nursing, and to the
office and medical staff
6. Use proper communication channels and refer problems to the Director of Nurses when
7. Complete assignments accurately and adapt easily to changes in workload and schedule
8 Participate fully in the Quality Assurance Program and assist in the development and revision
of policies and procedures to improve the delivery of care in the facility
9. Be efficient and economical in the utilization of supplies and equipment;
10. Dispense and manage medications accordance with facility policies;
11. Assist in the orientation of new employees.
- Is an active participant in the delivery of care in the area.
- Assigns daily work schedules according to individual employee skills and patient needs.
- Maintains open and effective communication between the other two clinical areas to ensure optimal continuity of patient care and a smooth work schedule.
- Communicates any unusual patient care problem to the Director of Nurses or the Medical Director. Assists in the resolution of the problem.
- Facilitates effective communication between physician users of the surgicenter and nursing staff.
- Assists the Director of Nurses with the identification, corrective action, and evaluation of results, relating to Quality Assurance problems. Defines opportunities off QA studies to improve the quality of patient care.
- Contributes to the development and implementation of policies, standards, and nursing practices in the area.
- Is responsible for the orientation of new employees. Maintains an orientation record for new employees in the area.
- Maintains a safe physical environment for patients and personnel in accordance with infection prevention/control, electrical safety, and fire policies.
- Reports all patient or physician complaints, unusual occurrences, and equipment breakdown to the Director of Nurses or Medical Director.
- Informs administration of staffing, supplies and equipment needs for the area.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements of Job:
- May be required to manage the care of patients during altered states of consciousness.
- Physically demanding job, requiring standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
- Lifting and carrying items weighting up to 50lbs.
- Exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable disease, chemicals and repetitive motion.
- Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients.
- Working irregular hours.