Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.
Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.
We’ve been Magnet-designated three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.
We need your expertise.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different. Do you have what it takes?
The Perioperative Service Coordinator is responsible for providing direct patient care in a perioperative environment. Additionally, this role is responsible for initiating and supporting work efforts that maximize quality, safety and services in defined perioperative specialties in collaboration with leadership and providers. Assists with procedures and anesthesia and coordinates the ordering and securing of supplies, equipment and instruments on behalf of providers. Provides clinical education to team members.
POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE
Neonate - < 30 days
Infancy - > 30 days to 1 yr
Toddlers - > 1 yr to 3 yrs
Pre-Schoolers - > 3 yrs to 5 yrs
School age - > 5 yrs to 13 yrs
Adolescent - >13 yrs to 18 yrs
Adult - > 18 yrs to 65 yrs
A team member in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the team member may be expected to perform.
Plans, delivers, and assesses patient and family centered care while incorporating developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care practices and methodologies per the standards set forth by the Nurse Practice Act and Professional Practice Model. Assesses changes in patient outcomes and unit needs. Acts as a role model and coach to team members on the provision of care.
Communicates and advocates patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part of the implementation of a care plan, evaluation of care and assessment of patient learning needs.
Builds and maintains strong working relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers to provide individualized patient care and education while minimizing risks to the patient during transitions of care.
Researches, compiles and analyzes data and prepares correspondence to facilitate communication, clinical decision making, error prevention and care coordination.
Collects, monitors and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures. Participates in continuous evaluation and improvement of internal quality and safety processes, procedures and performance measures, including a focus on supplies, equipment and instruments.
Ensures compliance with clinical policies, procedures, safety rules and best practices to minimize the risk of harm to patients and the care team.
Participates in or leads projects on the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. Solicits input from team members to improve individual and team performance.
Designs quality improvement and evidence based practice activities at the unit/department level. Acts as a role model in integrating evidence into practice.
Identifies need for and/or participates in the development or revision of organizational or departmental policies, procedures or practice guidelines.
Collaborates with providers to identify procedural preferences to effectively secure supplies, equipment and instruments for various perioperative specialties. Provides recommendations on purchasing capital equipment.
Orients to the charge nurse role and acts as charge nurse as needed. Charge nurse responsibilities include but not limited to: Working with the ACM/Manager to mediate problems involving providers, patient/family, and hospital personnel. Provide clinical follow up through just-in-time coaching when desired outcomes are not achieved. Take ownership in the financial success of the unit with appropriate resource utilization and management of staffing.
Participates in education by precepting and the education of orientees, peers and students and acting as a clinical resource.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Expert knowledge of medical and/or clinical operations.
Expert knowledge of the principles of communication: verbal and written, to deal with all levels of personnel.
Knowledge of computer use and software to include MS office and other software used for hospital operations.
Skilled in developing and maintain effective working relationships with personnel.
Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills with hospital/ clinic staff, children, parents, and visitors.
Ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast-paced setting.
Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Ability to utilize motivational techniques to develop leadership and decision-making within the department.
SCOPE AND LEVEL
Guidelines: Fully qualified, full performance or journey level. Guidelines are generally but not always clearly applicable, requiring the team member to exercise judgment in selecting the most pertinent guideline, interpret precedents, adapt standard practices to differing situations, and recommend alternative actions in situations without precedent.
Complexity: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of substantial intricacy. Work assignment is performed within an established framework under general instructions but requires simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in various stages of completion.
Decision Making: Exercises judgement and discretion, and is responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of work performed.
Communications: Contacts with team members and/or patients where explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, defended and gathered, and discretion and judgment are required within the parameters of the job function.
Supervision Received: Performs work with minimal supervisory oversight. Under general supervision, the team member receives assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion with substantial independence. Work is reviewed for adherence to instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines may or may not be reviewed.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) is required.
Experience: Minimum of six (6) years of perioperative clinical experience is required.
Certification(s): Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at the time of hire; Achievement and maintenance of a Magnet approved certification is required within six (6) months of hire. Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) within six (6) months of hire date.
Licensure(s): Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state of Colorado is required.
Professional Membership(s): Active membership in a professional nursing or healthcare organization is required.
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
General Activity: Stand/Walk: 6-8 hrs. per day
Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Carry: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Lift: Up to 1/3 of time
Motion: Pull: Up to 1/3 of time
Others: May assist in lifting, transporting and positioning of patients
Others: Must be able to tolerate temperature changes, smoke, fumes, and dust.
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)
Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: More than 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time
Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to cold/heat: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to laser beam: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Frequent.
Exposure: Exposure to radiation: Occasional.
Exposure: Exposure to skin irritations: Frequent.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.
Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $77,765.24 to $116,647.87 Hourly Salary Range: $37.39 to $56.08
As a Children’s Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, 403b employer match (retirement savings), and a robust wellness program.
Additional Salary Information: Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $77,765.24 to $116,647.87
Hourly Salary Range: $37.39 to $56.08
Internal Number: 67972
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.