Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (recognized with Gold Seal designations by The Joint Commission), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women's center, inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center, five urgent care facilities, and three ambulatory surgery centers. NMC also has several affiliated physician practices including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, Desert Cardiology of Tucson, Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular. NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.
Summary: Responsible and accountable for the patient flow, staffing and scheduling assignments for each day. Serves as a clinical resource for the physicians and staff.
1. Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking & decision making abilities. Coordinates OR schedule, add-on cases, and emergent cases in a timely manner to optimize patient flow. Prepares staff work schedule.
2. Confers with medical staff concerning the availability of operation suites and personnel for scheduling cases. Communicates with department personnel to coordinate activities for surgical cases.
3. Assigns staff based on skill level and patient acuity level. Adjusts staffing to meet patient care needs and to proactively anticipate staffing requirements for future shifts.
4.Maintains & utilizes established policies and procedures and serves as a resource to staff regarding them. Maintains these policies, procedures and Service standards that include confidentiality, Q/A programs, risk management/safety, and infection control. Monitors & reports any issues related to environment of care standards.
5. Provides a department orientation program for all new employees. Continues to assess all staff to be sure their skills and competencies are maintained to assure positive patient outcomes. Provides adequate time to staff to complete the mandatory ALC modules.
6. Counsels staff as needed for personnel issues. Responsible for writing and delivering all OR staff annual performance evaluations. Monitors and provides feedback to staff to promote continual readiness for regulatory surveys.
7. Monitors supplies and equipment to ensure adequate availability for staff and physicians. Maintains unit based logs (i.e. code cart, refrigerator/freezer temps) and all other reports as outlined in the facility policy & procedures.
8. Fosters collaborative working relationships with physicians and other health care team members. Timely response to & reporting of any real or potential patient/family/staff/physician issues to Clinical Director. This includes timely completion, research & follow up on incident/variance reports.
9. Serves as a clinical resource for the department regarding patient care and clinical documentation in accordance with standards of practice. Enforces the department staff to validate that all appropriate paperwork is completed (consents, current H&P) prior to patient transport to OR.
10. Creates a positive atmosphere and serves as a role model for positive interactions with patients/families/staff in accordance with department specific patient satisfaction action plans. Performs all other job assignments as required.
Education: ADN or Diploma in Nursing Program, BSN preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in a hospital or ASC required. One (1) year in supervisory or lead capacity preferred. ASC experience preferred. Monday through Friday position. No weekends, no holiday, no call.
Skills: Team facilitation and meeting skills. Must be able to establish a good working rapport with the physicians; Provide effective conflict resolution.
Licenses/Certifications: Required: Current Arizona RN license or compact state license and American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS & BLS certifications.
About Northwest Medical Center & Oro Valley Hospital
Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed community hospital with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, ranging from emergency to cardiac, critical care, labor & delivery and beyond. We are nationally accredited in several areas including stroke, chest pain, heart failure and joint and spine surgery. Our mission is to provide the communities we serve with high-quality cost... effective and safe health care.
For Oro Valley:
Oro Valley Hospital has been nationally recognized for its quality care including designation as a Chest Pain Center, NICHE, PEDS "Pediatric Prepared", Primary Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center and Trauma Level IV. That coupled with a beautiful hospital in a scenic location makes Oro Valley Hospital an exceptional place to work.