Perioperative Resource Nurse (RN) - Surgery Days
Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 13, 2019
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Category: RN - OR
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: Feb. 28, 2019
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: Full Time
The Perioperative Resource Nurse collaborates with the director,
managers, ancillary departments, physicians, and vendors to
streamline the functioning of the Operating Room.
The Perioperative Resource Nurse is an Operating Room Nurse who is
an experienced clinician. Functions in a leadership role and acts
as a liaison between ancillary departments, vendors, surgeons and
Operating Room staff. Responsibilities include tailored training
for specific procedures using specialty equipment, associated
instrumentation, evaluation of direct costs, and patient outcomes.
Assists managers with the coordination of scheduling cases and
assists with the overall growth of the OR program. Provides patient
care approximately 20% of the time as an Operating Room Nurse to
assist with providing breaks and lunches for staff.
The Perioperative Resource Nurse is an Operating Room Nurse who as
a senior clinician functions at the Proficient level according to
Benner--s model of clinical practice. The Perioperative Resource
Nurse provides direct patient care as needed and is considered an
expert in a specialty. The Perioperative Resource Nurse assists in
coaching and mentoring department staff in areas of clinical and
The Perioperative Resource Nurse assumes leadership
responsibilities with high level contributions at the Operating
Room unit, service line, and across the institution.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to leading unit
and shared governance activities, serving as charge nurse,
assessing unit needs related to practice and improvement
opportunities, coordinating unit education and serving as a
clinical resource for both unit and hospital staff.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Describe the age group of primary customers/patients served if
applicable to this position.
-- Not applicableX School Age (6-12 years)
-- Neonate (Birth to 28 days)X Adolescence (12-18 years)
X Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)X Young Adult (19-40
X Toddler (18 months to 3 years)X Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
XPreschooler (3-6 years)X Mature Adult (65 years and older)
System and department specific ICARE values
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for
others to emulate.
PERIOPERATIVE RESOURCE NURSE ROLE: JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital--s
Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to Performance
1.Responsible for training of staff regarding inventory, care and
maintenance of supplies and instrumentation. (EF)
2.Participate in the orientation, education and training of
Operating Room staff as well as making arrangements for case
observation and proctoring of physicians. (EF)
1.Identify cost savings initiatives including input and evaluation
of new products in collaboration with Supply Chain. (EF)
2.Assists in establishing a budget and allocation of proper
1.Demonstrates sound clinical problem solving and critical thinking
skills regarding the functionality of surgical instrumentation.
2.Identify process improvement initiatives regarding surgery
1.Assists in managing and coordinating the effective scheduling of
surgery among the OR suites in collaboration with management and
Centralized Scheduling (EF)
1.Assist educator in developing detailed competencies that address
all aspects of the scrub and circulating roles during procedures.
2.Assist in actively marketing the service line programs and
encourage multidisciplinary usage function. (EF)
3.Evaluate patient outcomes to ensure appropriate trends. (EF)
OPERATING ROOM NURSE ROLE: JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Identifies leadership opportunities for professional growth of
unit staff, provides coaching to meet identified goals. (EF)
2.Communicates in an active, positive and effective manner to all
health care team members; mentors other staff in effective verbal,
non-verbal and written communication. (EF)
3.Anticipates needs of other team members; proactively offers
4.Mentors students, provides oversight for student/new employee
1.Develops and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient
and family; mentors others regarding specialty populations; audits
plan of care. (EF)
2.Develops informational/educational resources and programs.
3.Advocates for patients and families in preventing/resolving
clinical or ethical issues; develops supportive unit practices and
4.Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient
satisfaction on unit-based scorecard. (EF)
5.Performs as a role model and mentors other staff/team members in
developing therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
1.Provides care as the staff nurse leader to complex patients and
leads the interdisciplinary team in implementing plan of care.
2.Demonstrates highly developed assessment, clinical,
documentation, and analytical skills; integrates and contributes to
professional practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols.
3.Plans for routine events and anticipates/prevents and resolves
emergent situations. (EF)
4.Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and
safety measures on unit-based scorecard. (EF)
5.Ensures that self and other staff members promote effective and
efficient communication with patients and families, acts as a
mentor and role model to staff members regarding effective
6.Manages assignment of complex patients and other unit
7.Reports --near misses-- as well as errors promptly and
consistently to improve systems and processes and identify trends.
Role models situational awareness, using teachable moments to
improve safety. (EF)
8.Recommends and leads improvements in patient safety-related
processes at unit or service line level. (EF)
9.Audits adherence to unit and hospital initiatives such as
National Patient Safety Goals. (EF)
10.Identifies opportunity for practice changes. Researches the
change and presents solutions to shared governance and leadership.
Leads the change and performance improvement initiative. (EF)
11.Contributes to development of service line and hospital
standards and guidelines; implements and monitors service line
initiatives that improve designated core measure compliance.
1.Contributes to oversight of staffing and patient care resources;
participates in decisions impacting operational and capital
2.Contributes to meeting departmental financial target on
1.Identifies, presents, and leads areas for improvement in patient
care or unit operations and works in collaboration with teams to
provide solutions by participating in unit projects and shared
governance activities. (EF)
2.Supportive of change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes.
Acts as effective change agent. (EF)
3.Reads and leads critique of evidence-based practice literature in
nursing and related disciplines. (EF)
4.Expands own nursing knowledge and serves as instructor in
continuing education or formal program and expert consultation;
coaches staff to grow in knowledge, abilities, skills, and
5.Maintains level of professional contributions as defined in
Clinical Career Path program guide. (EF)
This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and
the employee will also perform other reasonably related business
duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management
as required. The Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or
change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor--s
10 CEU--s annually (5 within specialty)
Five years of Operating Room experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Credentialed by the Texas Board of Nursing with a current
CPR certification approved by American Heart Association
Magnet Recognized Certification in applicable clinical
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in the
Basic computer skills
Must be able to write and speak English effectively
Activity Checklist attached (see below)
Direct Patient Care
Universal Precautions required
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected
veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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