Assisting Director of Surgical Services in facilitating OR schedule on a daily basis, making team assignments by making adjustments to accommodate add-on cases and absent personnel. (Daily assignments are made based upon staff competencies and needs.)
Communicating on an on-going basis with Director of Surgical Services, Pre-Op, PACU, the scheduling coordinator, clerical staff, OR teams, surgeons and anesthesiologists regarding schedule changes, significant patient information, etc.
Assisting in assuring physician, staff and patient satisfaction
Using the nursing process to efficiently coordinate the addition of cases to the current day’s surgery schedule in conjunction with anesthesia and supervises the pulling of case preference cards from the Array system for these add on cases
Overseeing selection of preference cards for the following day and assuring cases are pulled correctly and in a timely manner
Verifying the availability of necessary equipment and instrumentation with the Materials Coordinator
Demonstrates leadership responsibilities by:
Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationship with physicians, management, and staff with a focus on building strong teams, competent and caring staff, improving processes, clinical excellence and a customer-oriented environment
Applies principles of transformational leadership and collaborative governance in all interactions with staff and the issues presented
Collaborate with Director for department productivity, financial, quality and efficiency standards
Lead the staff through changes in practice and environment being an active example
Monitors and Maintains performance Improvement initiatives by:
Assists in monitoring standards of professional care in accordance with AORN, ASPAN, AMMI and other national standards
Assisting with patient care as needed including: circulating and/or scrubbing, required to take call as assigned including administrative call for Surgical Services and/or staff call.
Requires current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado.
PALS within 90 days
Internal Number: 3
About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?