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The Pre-Op / PACU Supervisor will be responsible for the operations and activities of the pre op, post-op recovery and 23 hour observation functions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Collaborates with staff and physicians to assure the delivery of quality patient care in areas of responsibility
Offers clinical nursing expertise and supplements staffing as needed to assure safe care based on patient acuity and age specific criteria
Facilitates the coordination of daily departmental operations through staff empowerment, cooperativeness, and effective communication
Remains involved on a daily basis in all clinical areas
Creates Policies and Procedures according to protocol and AORN and ASPAN Standards for areas of responsibility; reviews and revises Policies and Procedures annually and more often as indicated
Assists with the scheduling of staff in order to insure safe nurse/patient levels while controlling costs. Manages Kronos timekeeping system for area of responsibility.
Ensures timely, accurate completion of medical records
Works with the scheduling coordinator and Director of Clinical Operations in scheduling of surgical and non-surgical cases
Assesses patient, physician, and employee satisfaction results; assists with the formulation of targeted improvements
Manages personnel in the areas of responsibility:
Recruits and screens applicants for hire
Orients new personnel
Maintains employee records
Validates continuing current required licensure and certification
Performs regular written employee evaluations
Motivates, counsels and disciplines employees as necessary
Conducts regular staff meetings
Promotes education activities in the Center
Supports and participates in the quality management and risk management programs of the Center
Actively identifies quality improvement opportunities in areas of responsibilities; implements targeted improvements and re-measures results
Assures staff use of supplies is cost efficient
Assists with ordering and obtaining supplies as indicated
Works with the Purchasing Department to perform physical inventory counts
Assists with the evaluation of physician and staff needs as related to supplies and equipment
Assesses clinical financial results and identifies opportunities for improvement in conjunction with the VVSC management team
Role models the principals of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Minimum five years nursing experience, preferably in surgery and/or post anesthesia recovery areas preferred; two years management experience in an ambulatory surgery center setting strongly preferred
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.
Benefits Summary: This position offers a robust benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 5% retirement deferral match, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, student load assistance, childcare assistance, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, quarterly bonus potential, amongst others.
As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.
About Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports.
Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center.
The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary location and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers.