Registered Nurse-Operating Room Case Coordinator

Location
Grand Junction, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2018
Closes
Jan 22, 2018
Specialty
OR / PACU
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Major Duties for the Staff Nurse, Perioperative Services (OR) Nurse Case Coordinator:
  • This position reports directly to the Associate Chief Nurse for Perioperative Services.
  • Coordinates multiple internal and external phases of development of the Surgery Schedule on a daily basis.This is a complex process requiring in-depth review of requests, alignment of procedure times based on historical length of surgical case statistics, coordination of requests for equipment and supplies with Sterile Processing Distribution, and Prosthetics for implants, logistics, and interfacing with required ancillary support departments.
  • Collaborates with Chief of Surgery, Chief of Anesthesia, ACNS, Assistant Nurse Manager (or OR Charge RN), and Sterile Processing Service (SPS), Prosthetics, and Logistics to insure the availability of necessary instrumentation, implants and supplies for cases to occur within the required respective timeframes and per VA Surgery Scheduling Directives.
  • Receives surgery/late surgery requests from Providers on all surgical specialty services requesting procedure time in the operating room.Allocates surgery days and number of rooms based on the Operating Room utilization plan for block times.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking capabilities relevant to the perioperative nursing process, as demonstrated by maintenance of an efficient, effective, safe perioperative environment.Works as a team member with the Pre-Operative Care Management Team to facilitate the completion of required pre-operative testing and evaluation.
  • Functions as an initial point of contact for internal and external customers, interacting daily on an ongoing basis with the Veterans and their families to coordinate and schedule the delivery of surgical care in the Operating Room, the Endoscopy Suites, Radiology (for surgical interventions), and Surgical Services Clinics areas including the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Program and the Comprehensive Pain Wellness Program as needed.
  • Primarily the daily duties will be focused on surgery / procedure scheduling and the evolution of the Surgery Schedule as well as data input into VA computer documentation systems.In the event of extreme emergency the incumbent may be called upon to help in the OR with patient care.The Registered Nurse functioning in the Operating Room setting provides a wide variety of highly specialized direct and indirect patient care in the intensive care settings within the Pre-Operative, Intra-Operative and Post-Operative phases of intervention. Care is provided to patients requiring surgical intervention for elective, urgent, emergent and trauma surgery. Safety and patient advocacy are of primary concern as is strict adherence to all guidelines provided by all regulatory agencies, i.e.: AORN, JCAHO, OSHA, etc.
Work Schedule: There should be no evenings, nights, weekends or holidays and this position will not be taking On-Call. Currently the tour of duty hours for the OR / Endo Schedulers are M-F, 0800 to 1630.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Preferred Experience: Prior Operating Room Registered Nurse Experience

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: May require occasional heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); standing, walking, and kneeling; pushing/pulling; the use of fingers on both hands; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic color and shades of colors (hearing aid permitted).

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Licensure
  • Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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