Surgical Specialty RN Team Leader (RN #)
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 22, 2020
DirectShifts has an exciting opportunity for a Cambridge
Operating Room Surgical specialty team lead. Under the direction of
the Nurse Manager, Operating Room, the Specialty Resource RN
services as the primary clinical support for the specialty service
through mentoring, education and role-modeling in their specialty.
The role facilitates the advancement, efficiency, and effectiveness
of patient care in their supported service. The Cambridge OR
supports 11 ORs and intraopMRI. The Cambridge OR supports the major
service lines of Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery and ENT.
-- Provides patient care on a routine basis.
-- Monitors and assists with room turnover and case set-up.
-- Works with Unit Coordinators to assign and adjust POD staffing
relative to patient acuity, flow, productivity and efficiency.
-- Monitors specialty nursing performance and practice and
collaborates with Nurse Manager to facilitate action to correct
-- Work with the Unit Educator team to implement appropriate
orientation and education plans. Provides feedback as needed.
-- Enforces and maintains intraoperative standards of care relevant
to specialty services.
-- Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and
competency in area of specialization.
-- Prepares and maintains preference cards, policies, and
procedures for the OR.
-- Monitors the flow of the daily schedule to assure the most
efficient utilization of rooms, monitors case progression to
identify potential roadblocks and assists with patient care when
-- Serves as technical resource person.
-- Directs and/or performs troubleshooting of equipment and/or
procedural problems including equipment repair.
-- Collaborates with Supply Chain Liaison to maintain adequate and
appropriate inventories of supplies.
-- Assists with the evaluation of new procedures/products and staff
compliance in the OR.
-- Collaborates with Manager, SPD on the maintenance and turnover
-- Demonstrates knowledge of proper documentation process.
-- Reviews and revises specialty instrument sets, ensuring
appropriate weight and composition. Communicates effectively and
collaboratively with Manager, SPD regarding changes.
-- Identifies supply and equipment requests with physicians in
-- Meets regularly with each specialty surgeon to evaluate service
line needs including practice needs.
-- Maintains open communication among surgeons, team members,
management; regarding instrument processing, storing, restocking
and inventory of specialty instruments, supplies and equipment.
-- Supports cost containment efforts of the hospital through
conservation of supplies and care of equipment.
-- Current Registered Nurse in Kansas
-- Bachelors Degree in Nursing
-- Minimum of 2 years experience in the Operating Room
-- BLS Required
-- Leadership experience preferred
-- Advanced Certification preferred within 2 years of hire
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