Charge Nurse OR (FT) - Birmingham Outpatient
Surgical Care Affiliates Birmingham, AL
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
# of Openings: 1
Category: Registered Nurse
System ID: 15884
Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA's 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits...
- Positive work culture
- Career growth opportunities
- Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - eligible on Day 1 of employment
- Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
- Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
- Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
- Excellent 401(k) Plan
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
We are actively hiring for an Charge Nurse Operating Room.
- Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
- Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of care.
- Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by implementing:
- Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, laser, mechanical, and thermal sources.
- Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
- Performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items.
- Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient's advocate.
- Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
- Communicating the patient's current status to relevant parties throughout the continuum of care.
- Administering medications safely and correctly using the 8 rights of medication administration.
- Performing interventions to maintain the patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
- Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period.
- Providing nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection.
- Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
- Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure.
- Involving the patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.
- Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
- Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
- Maintaining fire safe environment.
- Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique
- Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy.
- Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.
- Transfer care as applicable.
- Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.
- Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.
- Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly.
- Manage the surgical area both operationally and fiscally during tour of duty.
- Act as a clinical resource for perioperative personnel using current literature and guidelines, organizational policies and procedures, and regulatory and accreditation standards.
- Assist perioperative personnel in the evaluation of current practice through quality and performance improvement activities.
- Maintain radiation safety at all times in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders.
- Coordinate, facilitate, and manage change within the surgical area.
- Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning perioperative patient care.
- Use effective conflict resolution techniques.
- Collect and analyze data applicable to perioperative services to facilitate collaboration and negotiation with stakeholders.
- Participate in interviews for perioperative personnel selection.
- Assist in evaluating perioperative personnel performance.
- Monitor that necessary personnel, equipment, and supplies are available.
- Provide guidance, support, and constructive feedback to surgical team.
- Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
- Participate in the performance appraisal process.
- Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.
- Maintain required competencies.
- Pursue professional growth.
- Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
- Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures when providing patient care.
- Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
- Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licensure:
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- One year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred.
- Current state nursing licensure to practice in good standings.
- Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
- Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.
- Successful completion of Pediatric Advance Life support (PALS) course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility scope of services within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification.
- Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing is preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Physically demanding, high-stress environment
- Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
- Pushing and pulling heavy objects
- Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment
- Manual and finger dexterity
- Hand eye coordination
- Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
- Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs
- Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
- Working irregular hours
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