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Surgery - RN OR Team Leader, Argyle

Location: Argyle, TX
Date Posted: 03-21-2018

  • The Perioperative RN Team Leader plans, directs, coordinates and evaluates the overall clinical practices and activities necessary for the operating room to function on a daily basis;
  • Participates in the interviewing of employees and participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures;
  • Ensures the availability of all supplies, equipment and instrumentation needed for scheduled cases;
  • Helps maintain accountability for charges for supplies and equipment in the operating room and reduce waste. 
  • Must be able to identify, intervene appropriately and resolve problems in a timely and respectful manner; be able to use leadership skills to promote teamwork by example.    
  • Must be able to function as Perioperative RN in the role of circulator and/or scrub as needed to maintain clinical skills and serve as a role model in the operating room by following AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, and WHS policies and procedures.
  • The nurse will demonstrate a knowledge base and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the condition and age of the patients served in the surgical setting.
  • The nurse must demonstrate familiarity with the principles of growth and development throughout the life cycle. 
  • The nurse must be able to assimilate basic knowledge and patient related data to perform a comprehensive and age appropriate assessment. 
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects; uses problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members; maintains required competencies, pursues professional growth and participates in a professional organization; acts as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information. 
  • These responsibilities are met according to hospital policy, hospital mission statement and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing 
  • The Perioperative RN Team Leader reports directly to the Manager of Surgery and is under the direction of the Chief Clinical Officer.
  • 1) Possess current licensure to practice nursing in Texas  
  • 2) Must be certified in BCLS   
  • 3) ACLS  
  • 4) PALS   
  • 5) Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification preferred   
  • 6)  Minimum of 2 years experience in the surgical setting preferred
  • 7) Team Lead/Charge Nurse experience preferred
  • 8) Call may be required
Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire. 

New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the required Basic Life Support (CPR, ACLS, PALS, BLS, and/or any other life support certifications required for the job).
  • Physically demanding, high stress environment, must be able to lift 10-20lbs daily, standing and walking for extensive periods of time. 
  • Non-exempt hourly
Customer Service Excellence:
  • Customers defined as patients, families, visitors, co-workers, our community and business partners. 
  • Fosters positive working relationships across departments and campuses to represent Wise Health System as a unified supportive system. & Wise Health System’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Engages full spectrum of communication excellence:  models integrity, personal accountability, engagement, communication bridges, active listening, open dialogue, empathy, understanding and interest. 
  • Acknowledges and respects individual cultures, values, beliefs and preferences. 
  • Practices self-care and renewal.
  • Willingly takes the initiative to improve customer service. 
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team for efficient and safe patient care.
  • Assists in the orientation, education and training of newly hired employees. 
  • Participates in all departmental and WHS mandatory in-services. 
  • Shows motivation and self-direction in offering to do additional cases, breaks/lunches, and other tasks as assigned.  Participates in early/late rotation, vacation, and off-shift coverage as necessary. 
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
  • Follows guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all relevant regulatory and standard setting agencies or organizations. 
  • Practices within the system and departmental policies and procedures. 
  • There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills splashes during the performance of the job. 
  • Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
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