1 year of progressive experience in perioperative setting required. 2+ years of recent procedural or PACU registered nurse experience strongly preferred.
Summary: The Clinical nurse service specialist works closely with our education department to provide education to team members as well as works closely with leadership team on upcoming projects and protocols. This RN will serve as a resource to staff members while on the unit by learning all of the roles available within the cardiac and vascular pre/post department. This RN needs to be highly motivated, eager to teach and learn, and able to think outside the box to come up with creative solutions and inservices for the department.
Provides leadership and direction for delivery of patient care to a specific specialty area in the Operating Room or Cardiac and Vascular Center, in collaboration with physicians and other health care disciplines. Provides direction to staff in the Operating Room or the Cardiac and Vascular Center.
Work Schedule: Full Time Days
Location: Anschutz campus
Administers medications. Serves as clinical expert in the delivery of patient care; is a role model and clinical resource for specialty area; monitors and evaluates the quality of care delivered.
Maintains nursing care plans, specialty instruments and equipment, and procedural supply lists. Communicates with scheduling regarding future surgeries. Provides mentoring and guidance to staff and students. Facilitates resolution of daily operational issues in collaboration with the charge nurse. Supports and assists with orientation, education, competencies, research, and professional development in collaboration with the CNS/Educator.
Resolves patient problems and serves as patient advocate. Enforces safety, environmental and infection control standards. Promotes compliance with AORN Recommended Practices. Coordinates with charge nurse regarding daily room assignments. Ensures the availability of instruments, supplies and equipment.
Assists in the development of capital budget for his/her specialty and department.
Completes performance appraisals and participates with Director in counseling and discipline of staff. Collaborates with physicians to ensure optimum functions. Serves as liaison between physicians and staff to resolve operative team issues. Manages the "call" schedule for specialty call teams.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
* Basic Life Support
* Registered Nurse
- Other information:
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant certification as determined at position level.
Minimum Experience: 1 year of progressive experience in perioperative setting. Preferred: 2 years of progressive experience in perioperative setting.
- BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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The pay range for this position is: $30.00 - $43.90 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
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