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Summary Provides leadership and direction for delivery of patient care to a specific specialty area in the Operating Room or Cardiac and Vascular Center, in collaboration with physicians and other health care disciplines. Provides direction to staff in the Operating Room or the Cardiac and Vascular Center.
This position is for a Service Line Leader for the General/Plastics/Vascular/Oral Maxillo Facial Surgery service lines.
Administers medications. Serves as clinical expert in the delivery of patient care; is a role model and clinical resource for specialty area; monitors and evaluates the quality of care delivered.
Maintains nursing care plans, specialty instruments and equipment, and procedural supply lists. Communicates with scheduling regarding future surgeries. Provides mentoring and guidance to staff and students. Facilitates resolution of daily operational issues in collaboration with the charge nurse. Supports and assists with orientation, education, competencies, research, and professional development in collaboration with the CNS/Educator.
Resolves patient problems and serves as patient advocate. Ensures charges are entered for each case. Enforces safety, environmental and infection control standards. Promotes compliance with AORN Recommended Practices. Coordinates with charge nurse regarding daily room assignments. Ensures the availability of supplies and equipment.
· Assists in the development of capital budget for his/her specialty and department. Completes performance appraisals and participates with Director in counseling and discipline of staff. Collaborates with physicians to ensure optimum functions. Serves as liaison between physicians and staff to resolve operative team issues. Manages the "call" schedule for specialty call teams.
Associate's Degree from an accredited nursing program
Minimum one year of clinical experience
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
1 year of progressive experience in perioperative nursing.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
· 2 years of progressive experience in perioperative nursing
· 2 years of OR experience
· Scrubbing experience
· Able to organize, maintain equipment, manage capital needs, and ensure day to day operations of OR cases in specified service lines
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document.
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