Operating Room RN Coordinator

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 09-07-2018
Title: Operating Room RN Coordinator
Shift: 6a-6:30pm (12hr shifts) – no weekends – no call required

Position Summary:  The O.R. Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of nursing and ancillary staff in the O.R. Provides clinical coordination of services, evaluating options and services to meet the individual health care needs of patients to promote quality outcomes.
•Responsible for day-to-day operations, including, but not limited to: scheduling to maintain staffing ratios according to patient acuity and productivity, organization of patient flow (i.e. – room allocation, transfers, add-ons, cancellations and delays).
•Coordinates activities with other patient care units.
•Collaborates with surgeon, anesthesia and administration to provide an optimally utilized, efficient schedule.
•Responsible for patient care activities and evaluation of the nursing processes practiced on the unit, serving as a clinical resource for staff, assisting in orientation and in-service training.
•Assists O.R. manager in planning/organizing orientation and in-services and participates in guidance and educational programs.
•Identifies opportunities to standardize processes that will lead to increased safety; participates in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
•Responsible for the development of unit based performance improvement efforts.
•Ensures department specific policies meet the current standards of care.
•Reviews and approves employee timekeeping
•Assists O.R. Manager with employee evaluation
•Assists O.R. Manager in evaluating applicants for hire
•Assists staff by providing patient nursing care, functioning as OR RN when needed.
 Additional duties and responsibilities
•Participates in hospital wide quality assessments and performance improvement efforts.
•Participates in hospital committees as required.
•Participates in compliance programs such as HIPAA, safety training, in-service, etc.
•Ensures evidence based practice and standard compliance is maintained in care provided within the department
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Credential Requirements:  Current California Registered Nurse License; Obtain Perioperative Nurse Certification (CNOR) within 6 months of hire; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.
  • Education Requirements:   Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred.
  • Experience Requirements: 1-2 years’ experience as a Charge Nurse in an acute care hospital. 1 year OR experience in an acute care hospital preferred
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