Mercy Surgery Coordinator, Operating Room in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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Responsibilities and Qualifications

Utilizes the Nursing Process

1.1 Assesses staffing needs based on acuity of the patient and complexity of the procedure(s).

1.2 Assesses future needs by examining the surgery schedule for the next day at least 4 times a day and at least daily for future schedules.

1.3 Assesses patient care by observation and communication, making rounds every thirty minutes.

1.4 Assesses care delivery for compliance to established OR standards.

1.5 As part of assessment, communicates with appropriate personnel in pre-op, Phase II, and PACU.

1.6 Plans staffing assignments based on assessment of needs of entire surgical services department.

1.7 Plans resolution of problems in staffing and scheduling in current working schedule, for next shift and for future shifts.

1.8 Implements solutions in a timely manner evidenced by schedule conflicts averted

and maintenance of schedule to the degree possible.

1.9 Evaluates results and implements alternate solutions as needed.

1.10 Uses personnel and physician comments to identify perceived scheduling needs

and problems.

1.11 Steps into the role of circulator as required to facilitate the needs of the department.

Develops and executes daily staffing of the OR to provide individualized quality care

and according to patient care standards.

2.1 Assigns personnel to assure balanced staffing according to patient acuity and complexity of cases.

2.2 Assigns personnel according to their knowledge or knowledge needs.

2.3 Monitors compliance to patient care standards and standards of OR practice by


2.4 Understands and integrates regulatory organizations requirements and implements into

unit specific standards of care.

2.5 Integrates patient care standards, Nursing Department policies and procedures,

and unit specific standards into practice and in supervising the practice of others.

2.6 Manages on-call and vacation schedules as assigned.

Communicates Effectively.

3.1 Provides concise effective and accurate verbal and written communications regarding unit operations.

3.2 Meets regularly with leadership to assure continuity of care.

3.3 Delivers a complete verbal report to relief personnel enabling smooth operations

and easing transitions.

3.4 Meets with staff at general meeting regularly. Assists Manager in preparing and

conducting monthly meetings.

3.5 Meets regularly with Manager to communicate needs and progress.

3.6 Posts written assignments and schedules in a timely manner.

3.7 Communicates with physicians and their offices conveying desire to meet their


Manages Financial Resources.

4.1 Has understanding of budget constraints and monitors compliance in staffing and


4.2 Works with staff members to promote appropriate use of time and resources to

assure fiscally sound delivery of quality care.

Manages the Environment.

5.1 Implements measures to prevent or eliminate risk.

5.2 Uses event reporter appropriately.

5.3 Provides risk manager with documentation of situations which have or could cause

harm to patient, staff, visitors or the institution.

5.4 Monitors compliance of staff to hospital policies regarding handling hazardous

substances and adherence to universal precautions in delivery of care.

Manages Human Resources.

6.1 Assists Manager in identifying needs in staffing for purposes of interviewing and hiring personnel.

6.2 Assures appropriate core staff according to needs of department.

6.3 Receives requests and complaints regarding staff schedules in a non-defensive

manner, conveying understanding and making decisions objectively.

6.4 Considers vacation requests and pre-planned sick leave objectively and bases

decisions for approval on staffing needs and individual employee needs.

6.5 Assigns and assures completion of shift duties and tasks in addition to case


6.6 Monitors staff behaviors in regards to absenteeism, adhering to posted schedules,

and compliance to policies and procedures established by hospital and department

standards. Follows through with any work improvement plan and disciplinary action


6.7 Completes or assures completion of performance evaluations in the time limits

established by the Human Resources Department.

6.8 Assists with accurate updated employee files, making positive comments as well

as recording any disciplinary action, for use in evaluation of employee performance.

6.9 Consistently builds positive relationships among varying shifts.

Promotes Personal and staff Development.

7.1 Meets annual certification and educational requirements: 1) CPR ; 2) ACLS; 3) Eighteen (18) Educational hours (at least six (6) hours with management focus); National Certification as appropriate and available.

7.2 Has basic understanding of new surgical procedures and equipment and provides

specific staff with appropriate education and technical training to assure adequate staffing resources for new procedures and equipment.

7.3 Participate actively in peer group meetings.

7.4 Promotes staff development: Assesses learning needs, communicates needs to

Education Coordinator. Provides opportunities to staff to attend educational functions.

Presents at least one inservice annually.

7.5 Represents Mercy Oklahoma City at community and hospital functions.

7.6 Serves as a role model for staff, reflecting the philosophies of Mercy and the department related to work and service.

Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

Education: Bachelors Degree preferred

Licensure: State of OKlahoma Registred Nurse License

Experience: Min of 3 years OR experience

Certifications: Preferred speciality certification

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Requisition ID 2017-755475

Category Nursing

Position Type Part Time

Shift(s) To Be Determined

Department Operating Room Complex

Location US-OK-Oklahoma City