Clinical Leader (RN) - Operating Room

Ephrata, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 59161

Position Summary:

Full time (80 hours biweekly)

day/evening coverage based on unit needs


General Summary:
RN  Under general supervision, clinical lead in the Operating Room facilitates the day-to-day clinical care and services rendered. Oversees the continuity of individualized, age-specific patient care. In addition, will function as an educator and resource for nursing staff to develop, to organize, and to implement all educational needs and requirements. Continually assures clinical exchange with physicians, staff, Unit Manager, and Nursing Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 1 Investigates concerns/complaints promptly and effectively, utilizing appropriate chain of command, completes appropriate documentation.
2 Facilitates nurse/physician rounds to assure patients are informed of and included in their plan of care and discharge plan.
3 Assesses and coordinates staffing needs for current and upcoming shifts; utilizes resources to provide for changing care needs in crisis and emergency situations. Maintains clinical skills to assume duties of a staff RN as needed for shift coverage, breaks, meals, etc.
4 Assists with the admission and discharge process.
5 Participates in daily huddle with the primary nurse, communicating the clinical concerns and action plan of the patient in meeting the discharge plan.
6 Assists with patient flow between the Unit and other departments.
7 Assists with ANSOS including, but not limited to, creating a schedule, day to day staffing, and payroll.
8 Supports and holds staff accountable for following the standards of care and customer excellence. Participates in committees.
9 Reviews policies and procedures on an annual basis providing evidence-based revisions when needed to keep policies updated.
10 Reviews documentation for accuracy to assure quality patient care as well as meeting the guidelines for core measures and meaningful use.
11 Provides daily staff mentoring related to their specific assignment. Assures assignments are based on staff expertise and educational needs to ensure consistent quality patient care.
12 Provides the initial clinical education and direct observation based on the new orientee's skill level related to basic nursing care. In addition, works directly with the licensed staff during their orientation in developing their clinical skills and critical thinking. Assesses and reassesses the progress of the orientee on a weekly basis. Assures the orientation packet is completed prior to the orientee assuming an independent role.
13 Develops teaching/preceptor skills of others by education, training, and by developing an environment of learning.
14 Evaluates effectiveness and revises unit-based orientation as needed on an annual basis in collaboration with the Unit Manager.
15 Participates in Quality Improvement endeavors through monitoring of patient care outcomes.
16 Assumes responsibility for Customer Experience according to the organizations established goals.
17 Oversees the operations of the Unit(s) in the absence of the Unit Manager.

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree 

2 - 3 years in clinical nursing

leadership experience preferred

Registration and current RN license in PA

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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