Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN) CNL - Charge Desk Ortho/Neuro OR - $7500 Sign-On Bonus with experience!
Job CategoryNursing
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

The Orthopaedic/Neurology Surgery Department is located on the third floor of Tucson Medical Center’s tower. There are 12 operating suites, a 24 bed Pre-operative holding area and a 24 bay Post Anesthesia Care Unit.  We provide inpatient and outpatient care to a population that serves infants to geriatrics with all types of orthopaedic and neurological specialties

SUMMARY:

Supervises and coordinates activities of nursing personnel in one or more patient care units, perioperative OR specialty or specialty project or program areas.  Verifies that patients’ needs are met and evaluates nursing care provided.  Assigns duties to professional and auxiliary nursing personnel in accordance with patient needs. Oversees maintenance of patient clinical records and compiles reports on medical services rendered.  Maintains established inventory standards for medicines, solutions, supplies and equipment and accounts for narcotics discrepancies.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Provides leadership during schedule conflicts, unplanned changes in activity, last minute deadlines and crisis situations.

Plans, directs, and implements care to patients in accordance with physicians’ orders, policies and procedures; serves as monitor and scrubs for diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Identifies patients at high risk requiring advanced nursing judgment; utilizes holistic assessment, identifies relevant aspects of situations and determines the appropriate course of action to move patient/family, and staff towards expected outcome(s).

Provides, manages and coordinates care; applies analytical reasoning, rational problem-solving skills, using evidence-based information and clinical judgment; acts as clinical resource to other staff members

Works closely with Directors, Support Services, Materials Management, Supervisors and other personnel to establish and maintain inventory levels, medicines, specialty supplies and equipment.

Consults and communicates with physicians to ensure proper care and follow up of patients.

Assist with unit needs assessment of equipment, environment, new technology, for the development of capital budgeting in conjunction with unit manager.

Maintains knowledge of standards of care, job performance and hospital/department polices and procedures demonstrated through leadership of self and staff.

Assists in the orientation of new personal demonstrated in skills list assessment completion, incidental and planned education of staff.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.

Performs related duties assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program.

EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years of related experience, or preferred five (5) years of current critical care or perioperative specialty in an acute care setting.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the state of Arizona, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.  Additional certifications may be required per department.

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