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Operating Room Nurse

Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Why Work at Children's....


Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

The Main Operating Room at Anschutz campus is a 14 OR unit that treats children and adolescents for any level of injury or illness. The unit supports 24 different surgical specialties and performs more than 23,000 cases a year. We are a unique, yet impressive team comprised of bachelor's prepared nurses, certified surgical technicians, anesthesia technicians, anesthesia providers, and surgeons. The staff in the OR are proud to provide safe quality of care to our patients. We perform a wide variety of surgical procedures including abdominal and thoracic surgery, bariatric surgery, cleft, craniofacial, and plastic reconstructive surgery, colorectal surgery, cardiac surgery, ENT surgery, fetal surgery, burn treatment, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology surgery, gynecologic procedures, transplant surgery, and urology surgery. Our OR nurses and surgical technologists receive extensive training and education in all surgical specialties promoting communication, teamwork, and critical thinking. We promote continued education and encourage staff to pursue specialty certifications. You will find our team to be a passionate and intelligent interdisciplinary team focused on providing excellent care to our patients, in a fast-paced environment. Here---. it's different.
Additional Information


Department: Operating Room

Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits

Shift: 3, 12 hour shifts (3p-3a). Rotating days. Rotating through nights and weekends. Call obligations.
Job Overview


Provides Family-Centered Care as demonstrated by recognizing the patient, family and/or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs. Assumes active role in clinical education of patients, families and staff. Functions effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. Integrates best current evidence with clinical expertise for delivery of optimal health care. Uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and uses improvement methods to test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems. Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. Uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. Serves as an agent of change within the organization, as demonstrated by one of the following; involved in unit and/or organizational activities, professional development activities, maintain Magnet-- recognized certification, member of a professional organization and/ or active participant in community advocacy or volunteer activities.
Responsibilities


Population Specific Care


  • a.) Neonate -
  • b.) Infancy - > 30 days to 1yr
  • c.) Toddlers - > 1yr to 3yrs
  • d.) Pre-Schoolers - > 3yrs to 5yrs
  • e.) School age - > 5yrs to 13yrs
  • f.) Adolescent - > 13yrs to 18yrs
  • g.) Adult - > 18yrs to 65yrs

    Essential Functions

    An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. (These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform)

    Family-Centered Care: Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs.

    • Delivers patient and family centered care incorporating the nursing process while providing developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care. Actively anticipates changes in patient outcomes/ unit needs in the provision of care.
    • Care is guided by the Professional Practice Model throughout the continuum of care.
    • Communicate and advocate patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part of implementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment of patient/family learning needs to the interdisciplinary team. Initiates and anticipates individualized care and education for patients/families across the continuum using an interdisciplinary approach

      Teamwork & Collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

      • Applies communication practices that minimize risks across transitions of care.
      • Presents own perspective and supporting evidence in patient care and team discussions.
      • Collaborates with team members in shared decision making.

        Evidence Based Practice: Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.

        • Identifies key concepts of research and evidence based practice.
        • Participates in structuring the work environment to facilitate integration of new evidence into standards of practice.
        • Recognizes and communicates the need for revision of hospital and departmental policies procedures, practice guidelines, and/or measures for clinical practice evaluation.
        • Recognizes the standard of care provided by the applicable professional organization and /or association.

          Quality Improvement: Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.

          • Utilizes outcome data at the patient level to make care decisions.


            • Participates in the quality improvement activities and uses quality measures to understand individual and unit performance.

              Safety: Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.

              • Utilizes and discusses policy, procedures, and guidelines to support practice.
              • Communicates observations or concerns related to unsafe situations that pose a risk to patients, families or the health care team.

                Informatics: Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

                • Recognizes and applies information and technology of patient and unit outcomes to facilitate communication, clinical decision making, error prevention, and care coordination.
                • Navigates and documents in the EMR to support patient care.

                  Leadership: Agents of change within the organization, involved in committees, professional development and supports organizational goals, as well as, active participants in the community. Nurses support organizational goals, advance the nursing profession, and enhance professional development by extending their influence to professional and community groups.

                  • Works within scope of practice and delegates according to Nurse Practice Act.
                  • Participates in shared governance activities.
                  • Seeks opportunities to participate in professional development activities such as:


                    • continuing education activities,
                    • a nursing or professional health organization
                    • certification in clinical specialty
                    • community service and/or grass roots advocacy
                    • Participates in education by precepting and the education of orientees, peers and students and acting as a clinical resource.
                      Other Information


                      COMPETENCIES

                      • Expert knowledge in medical/ clinical operations.
                      • Expert knowledge in principles of communication: verbal and written, to deal with all levels of personnel.
                      • Excellent customer service skills with hospital/ clinic staff, children, parents, and visitors.
                      • Solid knowledge of computer use and software to include MS office and other software used for hospital operations.
                      • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast paced setting.
                      • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
                      • Skill in developing and maintain effective working relationships with personnel.
                      • Ability to utilize motivational techniques to develop leadership and decision-making within thedepartment.

                        SCOPE AND LEVEL

                        Guidelines: Developmental, standard, or intermediate level. Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions.

                        Complexity: Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee primarily applies standardized practices.

                        Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.

                        Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.

                        Supervision Received: Under normal supervision, within a standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction. Work product is subject to continual review.
                        Qualifications





                        • EDUCATION - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
                        • EXPERIENCE - One year nursing experience.
                        • LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION(S) - Registered Nurse (RN) license; BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon hire.
                          Physical Requirements


                          Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

                          • Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
                          • Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
                          • Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
                          • Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
                          • Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
                          • General Activity: Sit: 2-4 hrs. per day
                          • General Activity: Stand/Walk: 4-6 hrs. per day
                          • Motion: Bend: 1/3 or more of time
                          • Motion: Carry: 1/3 or more of time
                          • Motion: Climb: Up to 1/3 of time
                          • Motion: Lift: 1/3 or more of time
                          • Motion: Pull: 1/3 or more of time
                          • Motion: Push: 1/3 or more of time
                          • Motion: Reach: 1/3 or more of time
                          • Motion: Squat/Crouch: Up to 1/3 of time
                          • Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly permits.
                          • Others: Occupational Hazards - exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a patient
                          • Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 100 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
                          • Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 25 pounds: 1/3 or more of time
                          • Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time

                            Work Environment

                            • Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
                            • Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.
                            • Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
                            • Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
                            • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
                            • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
                            • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
                            • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
                              Equal Employment Opportunity


                              It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Keywords: Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora , Operating Room Nurse, Healthcare , Aurora, Colorado

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