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Perioperative Resource Nurse - General Surgery and Liver Transplant -

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Perioperative Resource Nurse - General Surgery and Liver Transplant - Work Shift: DAY Work Week: VariesJob Summary Dunn 3 OR - 15 ORs Services: General surgery (including liver transplants) and Neurosurgery Hours of operation: 24/7 Dunn 3 OR offers an exciting environment that serves multiple surgical services lines. Its environment promotes professionalism and collaboration within a surgical team that delivers excellent patient care. All of the service lines use cutting-edge technology, including image guidance systems, minimally invasive surgery suites and stereotactic procedures. Two new neurosurgery rooms are scheduled to open in summer 2018 with intra-operative MRI. Dunn OR has a blended staff of both new and experienced nurses, creating a well-balanced atmosphere. The Perioperative Resource Nurse collaborates with the director, service line managers, ancillary departments, physicians, and vendors to streamline the functioning of the Operating Room.The Perioperative Resource Nurse is an Operating Room Nurse who is an experienced clinician. Functions in a leadership role and acts as a liaison between ancillary departments, vendors, surgeons and Operating Room staff. Responsibilities include tailored training for specific procedures using specialty equipment, associated instrumentation, evaluation of direct costs, and patient outcomes. Assists managers with the coordination of scheduling cases and assists with the overall growth of the OR program. Provides patient care approximately 10% of the time as an Operating Room Nurse to assist with providing breaks and lunches for staff.The Perioperative Resource Nurse is an Operating Room Nurse who as a senior clinician functions at the Proficient level according to Benner's model of clinical practice. The Perioperative Resource Nurse provides direct patient care as needed and is considered an expert in a specialty. The Perioperative Resource Nurse assists in coaching and mentoring department staff in areas of clinical and professional practice.The Perioperative Resource Nurse assumes leadership responsibilities with high level contributions at the Operating Room unit, service line, and across the institution. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to leading unit and shared governance activities, serving as charge nurse, assessing unit needs related to practice and improvement opportunities, coordinating unit education and serving as a clinical resource for both unit and hospital staff.PERIOPERATIVE RESOURCE NURSE ROLE: JOB RESPONSIBILITIESPEOPLE1. Responsible for training of staff regarding inventory, care and maintenance of supplies and instrumentation. 2. Participate in the orientation, education and training of Operating Room staff as well as making arrangements for case observation and proctoring of physicians.FINANCE1. Identify cost savings initiatives including input and evaluation of new products in collaboration with Supply Chain. 2. Assists in establishing a budget and allocation of proper resources.QUALITY/SAFETY1. Demonstrates sound clinical problem solving and critical thinking skills regarding the functionality of surgical instrumentation. 2. Identify process improvement initiatives regarding surgerySERVICE1. Assists in managing and coordinating the effective scheduling of surgery among the OR suites in collaboration with management and Centralized SchedulingGROWTH/INNOVATION1. Assist educator in developing detailed competencies that address all aspects of the scrub and circulating roles during procedures. 2. Assist in actively marketing the service line programs and encourage multidisciplinary usage function. 3. Evaluate patient outcomes to ensure appropriate trends.OPERATING ROOM NURSE ROLE: JOB RESPONSIBILITIESPEOPLE1. Identifies leadership opportunities for professional growth of unit staff, provides coaching to meet identified goals. 2. Communicates in an active, positive and effective manner to all health care team members; mentors other staff in effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication. 3. Anticipates needs of other team members; proactively offers assistance. 4. Mentors students, provides oversight for student/new employee preceptorships.SERVICE1. Develops and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family; mentors others regarding specialty populations; audits plan of care. 2. Develops informational/educational resources and programs. 3. Advocates for patients and families in preventing/resolving clinical or ethical issues; develops supportive unit practices and guidelines. 4. Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard. 5. Performs as a role model and mentors other staff/team members in developing therapeutic relationships with patients and families. QUALITY/SAFETY1. Provides care as the staff nurse leader to complex patients and leads the interdisciplinary team in implementing plan of care. 2. Demonstrates highly developed assessment, clinical, documentation, and analytical skills; integrates and contributes to professional practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols. 3. Plans for routine events and anticipates/prevents and resolves emergent situations. 4. Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and safety measures on unit-based scorecard. 5. Ensures that self and other staff members promote effective and efficient communication with patients and families, acts as a mentor and role model to staff members regarding effective communication. 6. Manages assignment of complex patients and other unit demands.7. Reports near misses as well as errors promptly and consistently to improve systems and processes and identify trends. Role models situational awareness, using teachable moments to improve safety. 8. Recommends and leads improvements in patient safety-related processes at unit or service line level.9. Audits adherence to unit and hospital initiatives such as National Patient Safety Goals.10. Identifies opportunity for practice changes. Researches the change and presents solutions to shared governance and leadership. Leads the change and performance improvement initiative. 11. Contributes to development of service line and hospital standards and guidelines; implements and monitors service line initiatives that improve designated core measure compliance.FINANCE1. Contributes to oversight of staffing and patient care resources; participates in decisions impacting operational and capital needs.2. Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on unit-based scorecard.GROWTH /INNOVATION1. Identifies, presents, and leads areas for improvement in patient care or unit operations and works in collaboration with teams to provide solutions by participating in unit projects and shared governance activities. 2. Supportive of change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes. Acts as effective change agent. 3. Reads and leads critique of evidence-based practice literature in nursing and related disciplines.4. Expands own nursing knowledge and serves as instructor in continuing education or formal program and expert consultation; coaches staff to grow in knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes. 5. Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide.This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSGraduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelors degree required10 CEU's annually (5 within specialty)EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSFive years of Operating Room experience.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDCredentialed by the Texas Board of Nursing with a current license.CPR certification approved by American Heart AssociationMagnet Recognized Certification in applicable clinical specialtySPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDMust be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in the OR competenciesBasic computer skillsMust be able to write and speak English effectivelyEqual Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.Company Profile Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006..... click apply for full job details

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