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Clinical Procedural Coordinator RN, Operating Room, 8:00a to 4:30p


This is a Contract position in Atlanta, GA posted July 24, 2019.

Overview Emory University Hospital-Clifton Campus Operating Room Heart.



That’s what defines an Emory nurse.

No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives.

We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care.

We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world.

We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

RN Clinical Procedural Coordinator Perioperative/Procedural Scheduling We are seeking an experienced operating room nurse to join our team at Emory University Hospital.

This is an ideal opportunity for an OR nurse who has mastered the clinical aspect to now experience and be a part of what it takes to schedule a patient for surgery.

Our department is responsible for maintaining the accuracy & integrity of our procedural areas daily block schedules (EUH main OR, EUH endoscopy unit & Emory Orthopedic & Spine Hospital OR) Our department is a dynamic and ever evolving environment which includes: Continuous communication with providers & surgery requestors Daily communication with the OR control desk charge personnel & unit clerks Regular interaction with our pre-cert & admissions teams Scheduling procedures into blocks (we currently use Millenium Scheduling’ from Cerner) Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on sub-committees & otherwise Take this opportunity to be part of a team that embraces diversity & inclusivity as we encourage initiative and autonomy.

Are YOU ready to join us?

Description JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for tasks and functions required to maintain and support the procedural area scheduling systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the entering and updating of scheduling data, monitoring, clinical verification, confirming and publishing the final procedural area schedules.

Considerable contact with the staff from physicians offices, procedural area leadership and physicians is critical and required.

Proactively collaborates with Leadership teams across procedural areas, Physicians and Clinic Requestors to make adjustments to the procedural area schedule and communicates changes to physicians, clinical offices and others as appropriate.

In collaboration with clinical leaders, provides weekly and daily clinical review of the surgical schedule to ensure procedures are posted correctly, including case accuracy, appropriate equipment is requested and available and procedure is posted in the correct procedural area/operating room.

Reviews case posting for accuracy based on clinical notes and communication with providers.

Posts add-on cases and emergency cases to scheduling system as required, reviews add-on list as rooms become unblocked to efficiently and effectively eliminate free space and down time with in procedural area/operating rooms.

May be required to communicate need for special instruments, supplies, and equipment to nursing and central sterile for appropriate case cart preparation.

Provides support to leadership facilitating quality improvement by reporting problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement in the scheduling process.

Assists in training and development of new staff members through the quality assurance process.

May require communication with patients to confirm date of procedure, procedure arrival time, and pre-anesthesia appointment date and time.

Other responsibilities may include performing verification of benefits, order entry, and obtaining and verifying pre-certification for procedures.

Position requires self-motivated individual who can handle high patient volumes, fast pace, and excellent communication skills with follow-through.

In collaboration with leadership teams across all procedural areas, ensures policies and procedures are accurately executed and ensures that all applicable regulatory and legal standards are met within the scope of procedural scheduling.

Maintains knowledge of departmental applications i.e.

Scheduling, Millennium, Surginet and other systems utilized across procedural areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Minimum of three years of experience in an acute care hospital operating room as a circulating RN is required in order to acquire broad-base knowledge of operating room procedures, case accuracy and operating room schedules.

Must be able to utilize and display critical thinking skills, independent thinking.

Must be able to accurately and professionally communicate with the medical staff, nursing staff, patients and their family members.

CNOR preferred.

At least three years of experience in an academic medical center and/or trauma center preferred.

Excellent critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.

Exceptional time management and organizational skills, including the ability to work on several critical projects simultaneously.

Strong proficiency in computer technology and proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.

Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.