St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
Responsible for the planning and completion of surgical cases pertaining to specific specialties in the Operating Room. Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care collaboratively in accordance with his/her scope of nursing practice. Supports the goals and philosophy of the Department of Nursing within the St. Joseph's Healthcare System. Works collaboratively with Charge Nurses on a daily basis to facilitate surgical cases and maintains/monitors supplies/equipment as they relate to their specialties.
Coordinates overall care of surgical patients by specialties. This can be attained by effective preparation/planning of cases from the time the cases are booked up to when the patient leaves the OR. Works with the Material Manager/Vendors in acquiring needed items/equipment for cases. Reviews surgical schedule and plan accordingly. Assists in room staff assignments on a daily basis. Ascertains that staff members are properly documenting care delivered and charging completely and accurately. Works collaboratively with surgeons and other members of the surgical team in providing excellent and quality patient care. Responsible for specialty services performance improvement initiatives and education. Promotes high level of nursing care adhering to established nursing protocols/policies. Works collaboratively with the Educator in establishing needed competencies/policies for his/her assigned services. Assists in promoting PI initiatives such as First case, on-time starts and efficient room turnover. Serves as the main clinical resource for any issues/questions related to areas of specialty. Assessment: Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient's health or situation in a systematic and ongoing process, involving the patient, family and other providers. Diagnosis: Analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnoses or issues. Prioritizes, validates and documents the diagnoses. Outcomes Identification: Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation. Defines and documents measurable goals and time frames. Planning: Develops an individualized plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain the expected outcomes in collaboration with the patient/family and healthcare team members. Implementation: Coordinates and collaboratively implements the identified plan in a safe, timely manner utilizing evidence-based interventions and treatments specific to the diagnosis or problem. Evaluation: Conducts a systematic, ongoing, and criterion-based evaluation of the outcomes in relation to the plan of care. Includes the patient/family and other healthcare providers in the process. Documents the results. Revises plans as needed. Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment: Provides individualized health teaching and promotion. Practices in accordance with established regulatory standards. Demonstrates competent behavior in the professional role, including activities related to quality of practice, education, professional practice evaluation, collegiality, collaboration, ethics, research, resource utilization, and leadership. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects
Knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or closely related field and two to three years of previous work related experience required. Licensure required as a Registered Nurse by the State of New Jersey. Successful completion of BLS, a department specific orientation and department specific certifications such as PALS, ACLS, etc.