Job Summary The COORDINATOR-PERIOPERATIVE SPECIALTY assists with the coordination and overall management of a specific specialty(s). They actively interface with physician(s) to provide customer service at the point of care; assess, plan and evaluate material, staff and patient specific care to coordinate activities of the specialty(s). Provide care to the patients, utilizing the Nursing Philosophy of and functioning within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse.The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and posses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's departmental policies and procedures. Incumbent may spend up to 50% of their time performing inservice/ orientations. Would then function as a role model, demonstrating clinical expertise in providing direct evidence-based care to patient populations. Practices effective communication methods with the Clinical Educator, leadership, co-workers, families, and customers. Serves as a policy and practice resource within the assigned unit. Implements in-service programs for clinical staff developed by others. Maintains flexibility in scheduling hours to meet clinical needs of all shifts.
Utilizing the Nursing Process Assesses, identifies, interprets, and documents patient and/or significant others self-care needs and teaching needs, utilizing a variety of assessment tools. Plans, initiates, and maintains a comprehensive individualized patient plan of care which includes discharge planning, in collaboration with the patient/significant other(s) and the health care team, according to SHC standards of nursing care practice. Establishes measurable specialty goals and objectives, assists in capital budget preparation, plans for staffing with Charge Nurse, and plans for special patient needs related to equipment. Implements the plan of care from perioperative admission to discharge. Demonstrates clinical competency, prioritization and problem- solving skills during the implementation of direct patient care. Performs effective interventions for unit/patient care crises or emergency situations. Inputs and documents pertinent information. Provides frontline inventory control and assists with ordering. Coordinates specialty patient care given perioperative and facilitates communications With patients, families, and physicians. Assists with interviewing prospective employees and conducts monthly specialty meetings. Evaluates the response of patient and significant other(s) to nursing interventions. Revises the plan of care as needed. Assists with performance evaluation of staff and recommends disciplinary action
Coordinates patient care activities and physician's specific requests for the specialty(s); coordinates available resources and utilizes effective delegation skills. Utilizes material resources in a cost effective manner, recommends cost saving measures within department or assigned area. Uses evidence- based knowledge in decision making to improve and maintain high- quality of care.
Maintains unit and other regulatory educational requirements. Participates in continuing education, quality of improvement activities, and supports membership in professional organizations. Implements staff development programs along with Clinical Educator and is responsible for orientation of new personnel, student, and others to the specific specialty
Participates in the planning, orienting, teaching, guiding, and evaluating the performance of staff and students. Serves as a resource to others including physicians patients, families, caregivers, and visitors.
Assists, consults, and serves as a resource to the health care team.
**%of time Varies**** May be dedicated to perform orientation and for up to 50% of their role whereas the above duties would be reduced proportionally. Utilizing the Nursing Process and in collaboration with the Perioperative Clinical Educator: Assists in identifying orientation needs of new and existing employees. Tracks education requirements ensuring regulatory needs are met. Assists in the development of orientation schedules for new employees. Facilitates interdepartmental in-services to meet regulatory needs of staff members. Formulates departmental orientation and communication tools and participates in process improvement mechanisms. Assists in providing orientation activities to meet the needs of the new employee. Assists in the provision of training programs, developed by others (including Clinical Educators) for assigned staff. Promotes quality of patient care by practicing and promoting existing policies using effective communication, cooperation, and teamwork. Assists in the clinical development of staff specialty skills. Promotes staff talent by encouraging their involvement in clinical professional activities. Assists in the monitoring and documenting of the new employee orientation progress. Monitors regulatory lists to ensure staff compliance and maintains current documentation. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills when interacting with co-workers, physicians, and family members. Maintains current knowledge of Scottsdale Healthcare standards, patient care technology and agency regulations. Maintains flexibility in scheduling hours to meet educational and clinical needs of all shifts. Maintains certification requirements.
Internal Number: 2018-15436
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