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Resource Team Nurse - Operating Room @ Hospital of university of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 185624
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Hospital of University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Resource nurse for the Operating room!


The Perioperative Nursing Clinical Coordinator actively participates in a collaborative/consultative/supportive rolewith theAnesthesia Coordinator and members of the Perioperative Leadership team  to assure efficient patientflow andquality patient care. Perioperative Nursing ClinicalCoordinator also works collaboratively with the nursingin-patient units and perioperative services personnel.

He/she facilitates patient flow and efficient/appropriate patient placements. Participates in the HUP OR Scheduling and Periop Safety check-ins.  He/she supports use of theEPIC tool in communicatingsurgical procedure case classification, notification of impending transfers, EVS requests, bed requests, case assignments, hallmarks and other functions. He/she identifies, problem-solves, communicates and delegates to facilitate patient flow and EPICsystem maintenance. 

He/she directs, supervises, evaluates and supports patient care activities; serves as a resource to staff nurses and other department(s) personnel on clinical practice and is a resource for implementation/ interpretation of hospital and nursing policies and procedures. Responsible for overseeing daily safety tasks and checklists for the department.

He/she promotes excellence in departmental programs/projects on the off-shifts and supports ongoing educational activities.

 He/she coordinates staffing of the Periop department on a day-to-day basis, 24/7, 365 days/year, weekends and holidays, including making software (computer) and operational adjustments to projected staffing for levels of care, staffing guidelines, low census, sick calls and staff competency. Based on the needs of the unit, this individual may also serve in the capacity as a clinical nurse in the operating room. Follows fiscal and Human Resources policies in determining staff utilization and distribution. 

He/she is the primary nursing responder in the Rapid Response Service. 

    Minimum Certifications: 

    Registered Nurse 


    PA License


    Skill Requirements: 

    Some supervisory experience, charge nurse experience and skills with facilitating patient flow highly preferred. Perioperative experience preferred, demonstrate good interpersonal, communication skills. Must be an effective communicator/negotiator.

      We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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      We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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