Gritman Medical Center

  • Clinical Coordinator/ Circulating Nurse - Surgery

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    Gritman Medical Center
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Position Summary:    

    The Staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed professional nurse accountable for direct and indirect age appropriate patient assessment, care planning, patient care and monitoring of patient outcomes to care and must be competent to implement all phases of the nursing process. The Staff RN collaborates with all patient care providers and the patient/family in the development of the patient care plan. The Staff RN is responsible for reporting patient status to the patient’s physician and/or LIP and obtaining orders for care. The Staff RN will demonstrate the ability to provide patient/family teaching that is age appropriate and accommodates for the individual learning needs of the patient. The Staff RN is also responsible for the education and mentoring of students, novice nurses and peers as well as promoting educational opportunities for self and others. The Staff RN will demonstrate safe and competent nursing care, reflective of the philosophy and standards of Gritman Medical Center, following the guidelines and rules set forth by the Idaho State Board of Nursing, American Nurses’ Association and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. The Staff RN will have and maintain adequate physical and mental health to meet the RN job performance criteria. The Staff RN will demonstrate a code of conduct reflective of a professional health care provider and will act as a role model for other professional and non-professional staff. Gritman Medical Center’s mission, vision and values will be demonstrated in the daily practice of the Staff RN.


    Clinical Coordinator Surgery:

    • Performs the primary functions of a professional nurse coordinator in assessing, planning, implementing, directing, & evaluating the care of patients in the surgery suite.
    • Conducts daily scheduling & staffing of personnel into surgery suites for cases of the day.
    • Performs day to day conflict resolution & problem solving.
    • Participates in Process Improvement activities.
    • Assists the department director in daily decision making, strategic planning, & budget development.
    • Assists with staff competency development & annual evaluation of job descriptions.
    • Participates with department director in the annual performance appraisal process.
    • Maintains daily communication with the Department Director.
    • Maintains the statistical stability of Surgical Services.
    • Coordinates between all units in department.
    • Evaluates and coordinates with Department Director to ensure proper patient charges are completed.


    Qualifications, Education, Training, & Experience:           

    Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and be eligible to take the Idaho State Nursing Board examination or to receive licensure by reciprocity. The Staff RN must demonstrate competent performance of Gritman Medical Center’s core nursing competency assessment requirements within 90 days of hire. Will have and maintain department specific required core competencies, education, experience and certifications as defined in the policies of each nursing unit. All Staff RN’s must have 5 job appropriate CEUs per year and are expected to maintain knowledge of and utilize current nursing practices based on sound nursing and medical research.



    Required of all nurses: Current registered nursing license in the State of Idaho or compact state.   Current Basic Life Support (BLS).

    Additional departmental requirements:

    Note: Certification(s) recommended.

    Medical Surgical Unit Charge Nurses: ACLS, PALS or ENPC

    Critical Care Unit and Emergency: ACLS, NRP, PALS or ENPC

    Family Birth Center: NRP

    Home Health: Current RN license in both Idaho and Washington states. BLS (BLS competency is not accepted.) Valid driver’s license and current personal vehicle liability insurance

    Recovery: ACLS and PALS

    Same Day Center: ACLS and PALS

    Surgery: ACLS


    Population Served:    

    Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric. All genders, race, ethnic, sociopolitical, demographic, marital and sexual preference groups, developmental and physical abilities, religions, and nationalities. May have impairments of any or all body systems and senses.


    Physical Demands:   

    Lifting Occasional- Maximum of 40 lbs. floor to waist, 2xper hour, 12 x day. Frequent- Maximum of 2-8 lbs., floor to overhead, 10xhour,60 x per shift. Items Lifted - CPM, Trays, IV’s, linen, medical equipment Transfers: Bed-Bed, Floor-Bed, Stand Pivot, Bed-Chair: Min- Max Assist required up to 30 times per 12 hour shift.   Up to 8 times per hour.

    Push/Pull: Moderate force required for bed and W/C pushing from 5-100 yards. Minimal force to push trays, medical carts etc., Total pushes per day: up to 30.

    Carry:   2-8 lbs

    Fine Motor: High level required for injections, computer use etc. Standing: up to 5 hours at one time and 10 hours per day

    Sitting: up to 30 minutes at one time and 2 hours per day.

    Kneeling: up to 5 minutes at one time and 15 minutes per day. Stooping: up to 15 minutes at one time and 1 hour per day.

    Climbing: up to 1 minutes at one time and 5 minutes per day.


    Environmental Conditions:   

    Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne disease. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations; emergencies and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts. Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and injuries.


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