Charge Registered Nurse (RN) – Pediatric Operating Room (OR)

Charge Registered Nurse (RN) – Pediatric Operating Room (OR)

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN) - Charge Nurse

SPECIALTY UNIT: Operating Room (OR) Pediatrics

LOCATION: Houston, Texas

SHIFT: Tues, Thurs, and Fridays 7am-7pm NO CALL Required

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Description: 

The Charge Nurse—Operating Room has the leadership skills, authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. They are an extension of the leadership team (director, manager, nursing supervisor, clinical preceptor, and/or house supervisor) and must conduct themselves as such.  


Responsibilities:  

  • Assign suitable RN and Surgical Tech to surgical cases based on skill set with rationale to support assignment.
  • Oversee and facilitate OR room utilization to allow for optimal efficiency as much as possible.
  • Manage and facilitate add on cases based on urgency classification, room and staff availability to ensure efficiency and safety of the patient.
  • Proactively communicate with OR staff in room of changes to room schedule or assignment.
  • Coordinate with Anesthesia provider in charge any changes, additions or concerns of the day’s schedule ongoing thought out the day.
  • Serve as a first-line communicator and converse effectively with Manager and/or House Supervisor when necessary.
  • Conduct rounds in department to ensure visibility and staff needs.
  • Be available to backfill staff vacancy in OR room if staffing levels dictate.
  • Assist staff with EHR documentation needs whenever necessary (i.e. blood).
  • Manage EHR scheduling module and coordinate with surgeon needs of add on cases scheduled urgent/ emergently.
  • Respond to CODE and emergency situations on unit as well as ensure the completion of required documentation during emergency situations.
  • Appropriately delegate patient care tasks to assigned personnel; providing follow-up for completion and patient response.
  • Work collaboratively with other associated department leads to ensure efficiency and safety of patients (i.e. Preop, PACU, Endo, Central Sterile, IT, Radiology).
  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned.

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401K
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Excellent room for growth and advancement

Requirements:


  • Active RN license within the State of practice.
  • Associates Degree in Nursing required, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Preferred.
  • At least 1-3 years clinical Operating Room nursing experience.
  • CNOR certification.
  • Maintain current BLS.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.


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