Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 1/18/2023

Spine/Neuro/GYN Service Line Leader, 36 Hrs/Wk, Day shift, On-Call, Holidays as needed

Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

To be part of our organization, every employee understands shares and supports the Mission and Values of SEMC. These values - Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence & Stewardship - must guide what we do as individuals and professionals every day. The Service Line Leader is a Registered Nurse who works under the direction and supervision of the OR Manager to support surgeons practicing at SEMC in the service line and to facilitate surgical service excellence in the specialty(ies) assigned.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Inventory Management
• Works in collaboration with Perioperative Materials Management to set par levels and prepare for upcoming cases.
• Participates in daily scheduling review with OR Management Team and Materials Management to plan for upcoming cases (1-5 days ahead of time).
• Works with vendors to ensure compliance with Corporate Value Analysis process.
• Orders supplies as necessary.
• Ensures a non-charge purchase order is signed with vendors when trialing a new product
• Maintains any just in time inventory by vendor of specialty services by keeping an inventory of on-hand items.
• Participates in the biannual inventory count in the OR and takes lead for counting process of surgical specialty inventory.
• Ensures preference cards are current.

Daily Operations
• Maintains constant awareness of the daily surgical schedules to proactively problem-solve any issue.
• Forecasts every week ahead so that equipment is not double scheduled on any day. If there is a conflict, works with the office to rearrange patients within the block to resolve conflicts and communicates the plan to appropriate parties.
• Partners with surgeons and inter/intradepartmental leaders to support staff training, as needed.
• Meets routinely with specialty chief(s) for OR schedule (forecast) and improvement opportunities review.
• Creates and edits specialty preference cards, and orients OR team to the identified preferences.

Professional Development of Staff
• Works in collaboration with CPD to coordinate required instrumentation.
• Partners with Perioperative Educator to develop specialty(ies) orientation checklists and competencies for new grads, inexperienced and experienced RNs and those with OR experience.
• Arranges or provides in-services on any pertinent new products, equipment, etc.
• Assists staff with adherence to AORN Standards and Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.
• Builds an engaged team based on trust.
• Serves as a role model.
• Participates in P1 initiatives.
• Promotes a high reliability organization.
• Exercises sound judgement and decision-making skills.
• Demonstrates competencies in assigned surgical specialty(ies).

Stewardship
• In collaboration with OR leadership, contributes to the development of the capital budget for the specialty(ies) service
• Obtains preference cards from specialty surgeons and maintains preference cards for correct case picks and billing.
• Ensures optimal turnaround times for specialty cases to promote efficiency of OR time.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

• Demonstrates proficiency in the surgical specialty(ies) assigned.
• Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer programs.
• Knowledge of AORN Standards & Guidelines for Perioperative Services
• Highly organized with attention to detail.
• Skilled in managing large amounts of information in a clear, thorough manner.
• Capable of working independently.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Adaptable and able to respond quickly and adequately to constant change.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Education: BSN, CNOR preferred, Master's degree preferred, BLS certified
Experience: 3-5 years
Certification/Licensure: Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse
Other: Experience in assigned surgical specialty(ies) required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal law

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