Jun 17, 2020

Shift Supervisor Operating Room

  • SCL Health
  • Grand Junction, CO, USA

Job Description




You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Registered Nurse Shift Supervisor in the Operating Room.


Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


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.




St. Mary’s Medical Center is home to twelve state-of-the-art surgical suites, and two DaVinci Robots, with a Cardiovascular Hybrid OR. We are a Level II Trauma Center which functions more like a Level I, 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.


Your day.


As an OR RN Shift Supervisor you need to know how to:


  • Manage department clinical outcomes, costs, and customer satisfaction in the daily care assignments and the operations of the room units. Provide direction and assistance for problem solving, to ensure adequate staffing and material resources are available.
  • Serve as a resource to staff in resolving patient care or systems issues, such as patient throughput, patient placement, and staffing, temporary support for procedures and trips for diagnostic testing, on a designated shift.
  • Function in the charge nurse role for the department. Provide onsite supervision of Nursing and tech staff to facilitate operations for assigned shift. Evaluate staffing plan for assigned shift, evaluate acuity and staffing mix needs - assign float staff and determine low census and call back staff. Determine when call staff are utilized. Make staffing plan for next shift.
  • Conduct accurate clinical assessments, identify and prioritize patient/ family strengths needs, and priorities, may develop, implement and evaluate patient’s individualized plan of care, and modify plan to meet mutually agreed upon clinical goals and outcomes. Care is consistent with established policies, procedures, standards of care. Identify the normal course of illness in assigned patient population recognizing and intervening when deviation occurs.
  • Provide support to new staff members assisting in their transition to the department environment. Provide feedback on performance or education needs to the specific department manager.
  • Display respect for patient /family dignity and privacy in all patient family interactions. Establish and maintain mutual trust within the nurse - patient/ family relationship. Correct patient service problems promptly and objectively. Listen and acknowledge patient family knowledge of health status and engage their participation in care. Provide for optimum comfort of patient and families utilizing evidenced based approaches.


Your experience.


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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN), required
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the OR, required
  • Current Colorado or Compact State RN License, required


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being an OR RN Shift Supervisor 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.