Dec 18, 2019

Surgery Specialty Coordinator - Vascular

  • SCL Health
  • Grand Junction, CO, USA
Full time Nursing

Job Description


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Surgery Specialty Coordinator in the Operating Room.

You know how to stay organized and move fast. You respond calmly in high pressure situations.

You’re generous with your thoughts, your partnership and especially your voice in the OR, because your opinion matters.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


This position will support our Vascular service line.

St. Mary’s Medical Center is home to twelve state-of-the-art surgical suites, and two DaVinci Robots, with a Cardiovascular Hybrid OR in the construction phases. We are a level-2 trauma center which functions as a level-1 because we are the largest most specialized hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. Our service lines include: Bariatrics, Robotics, General Surgery, Orthopedics including Ortho-Trauma and Ortho-Spine, Neuro-surgery, OB-GYN, Cardiovascular and Thoracic (including open heart), ENT, Plastics, Pediatrics, and Urology. We pride ourselves in providing the finest, most advanced, personalized patient care in Western Colorado.

St. Mary’s Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. And instead of placing blame we’ll learn and grow together.

Your day.

As an OR Surgery Specialty Coordinator, you need to know how to:

  • Mentor associates to peak performance within Service Line specialty. Monitor daily work to improve service line efficiency (on time starts, turnover times etc.). Facilitate case flow, address conflicts, counsel appropriately, communicate clearly and maintain confidentiality in associate interactions. Delegate to Lead Technologist appropriate work to improve service line performance.
  • Serve as primary surgeon interface. Actively solicit surgeon input for service line improvement. Engage surgeons in development of capital and operational budgets. Solicit feedback on methods to increase surgical volume. Monitor and improve turnover efficiency. Develop plans for service line growth in concert with overall surgical growth plans. Maintain active presence in operating rooms during surgical procedures for service line. Seek consensus among surgeons within service line related to products and services offered.
  • Review booking sheets and daily schedule for surgeon requests and coordinate equipment needs. Communicate with surgery scheduler and OR leadership team as appropriate to coordinate needs for service line and scheduled procedures. Provide input into staffing assignments and competency assessment. Collaborate with Central Sterile team to identify and resolve sterilization and instrumentation needs related to assigned service line(s).
  • Provide direct patient care as assigned. Flex schedule as necessary to provide coverage/staff support. Assist with call as necessary.
  • Oversee preparation and updating of preference card for service line(s). Communicate directly with surgeons and associates as indicated to ensure accuracy of preference cards.
  • Review supply needs of the service, balancing patient needs with fiscal responsibility. Standardize and control inventory. Develop and manage custom packs and trays.
  • Assist in development and comply with departmental policies and procedures. Participate in development/rules & regulations.
  • Maintain all capital equipment and participate in capital acquisition for service line. Facilitate and manage operational budget for service line.
  • In consultation with Perioperative Educator & OR Manager, develop educational programs for surgery and service line staff related to Service Line specialty. Work with the OR Manager & Perioperative Educator in planning & educating staffs and physicians on new equipment and supplies.

Your experience.

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • ASN / ADN or BSN from an accredited program, required
  • BSN, required within 4 years of hire unless you have a minimum of 15 years of proven, continuous, acute care RN experience
  • Current Colorado RN license, required
  • Current BLS certification, required
  • At least three (3) years of related nursing experience, preferred

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being an OR Surgery Specialty Coordinator on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

Join our highly skilled team and call one of Colorado’s best kept secrets your home. Enjoy diverse year round recreation including skiing, rafting the CO River, hunting, fishing the 400 lakes on beautiful Grand Mesa, mountain biking, golf, and hiking. Embrace the awe inspiring landscapes of the Colorado National Monument and enjoy the bountiful gifts of Colorado’s wine country. Advance your career with us at St. Mary’s and discover the magic that is Western Colorado.