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Company: Catholic Health Initiatives
Location: Little Rock, AR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible to the Nurse Manager of the Operating Room. Functions as Operating Room supervisor, clinical resource person, and responsible for nursing resource utilization, Assumes responsibility for accountable for front line leadership of a clinical service line reporting to Nurse Manager. The Operating Room Service Supervisor should be proficient with scheduling Operating Room assignments, staffing assignments, have experience with Quality Improvements, and an Understanding of Regulatory Requirements such as The Joint Commission, and CMS.


Education: Current licensure as Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas and professional certification (CNOR) preferred within first 6 months.. As of 3-13-13 a BSN is required for hire.

Experience: A minimum of three years clinical nursing experience in an Operating Room as an Operating Room Nurse with at least two years in the clinical OR Service they will be leading… Has developed and presented education sessions. Experience with performance management and assisted with orientation of staff. Has experience investigating problems and provides solutions with- in the framework of best practice and nursing process. Previous OR charge or supervisory experience preferred.

Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of 20-100 pounds of force. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities. May be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to high heat and chemicals), infectious diseases, and may be required to function around prisoners and mental patients.

Skills: Must have good writing and excellent verbal skills; must present a positive image for St. Vincent Health system; some computer skills to include word perfect; ability to prioritize tasks, intervene in conflicts. Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member or team leader.

PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Patients and Families, Nursing Leadership, Operating Room Nurses & Scrub Techs, Physicians, and Ancillary Staff.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Clinical Service Leaders, Charge Nurses, Staff, and House Supervisors.
Working in collaboration with Operating Room Nurse Manager and Administrative Director of Perioperative Services to manage the Operating Room.

Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient or other highly sensitive business information and must comply with the terms of SVHS/CHI Policies as they apply to their job role.

AGE GROUPS: _x__ Neonate/infant (Birth - 1 mo) _x__ Infant (1mo-1yr) _x__ Toddler (1yr-3 yrs) _x__ Preschool (3 yrs-6yrs) _x__
School Age (6 yrs-13yrs) _x___ Adolescent (13yrs-18 yrs) _x__ Adult (18 yrs-64 yrs) _x__ Older Adult (65+yrs)

1. Human Resources Management
Follows process that define qualifications, responsibilities, competencies of staff needed to provide care and services that meet the needs of the Operating Room.
Familiar with each Operating Room staffing plan to meet customer and service needs that effectively addresses staffing guidelines, productivity measures, and the Operating Room plan of care to provide safe and high quality service.
Leads on departmental work teams that successfully assess, revise, and improve work outcomes.
Provides frequent and clear communication and feedback to staff based on individual needs and job requirements.
Administers corrective action as needed to Staff and the Operating Room.
Provides or facilitates continuing education/training for team members, with particular focus on quality improvement in teams, use of equipment, interpersonal relationships, customer service, and leadership as assigned or delegated.
Assures all new team members successfully complete general and department orientation within designated time frames. Communicate knowledge on all current hospital and department policies and procedures to patient care employees.
Promotes confidence in team members through peer recognition and reinforcement of successes by team and its members.
Facilitates and fosters ongoing problem solving that utilizes teams and collaboration.
Leads teams that can focus on immediate issues, move quickly, and achieve specific results as planned.
Supports others to do their best, creating an atmosphere focused on results, achievement and recognition.
Supports and gives feedback on hiring decisions to the Operating Room Nurse Manager for the service they lead.

2. Fiscal Management
Acts as financial steward for Operating Room and the staffing resource utilization based on care and services provided that is in alignment with mission, vision, and values of St. Vincent Health System.
Monitors and modifies staffing skill mix according to shifts in demand for services and resource availability.
Communicates information and costs to team and all others involved in supporting the provision of care and services.
Continually defines, analyzes, and implements efficient workflow utilizing process improvement principles.

3. Materials Management
Follows departmental plan for meeting material and capital needs that is based on available resources and consistent with the mission, vision, and values of St. Vincent Health System.
Follows the systems processes for determining for and projecting material and capital needs on a yearly and provide input to Director.
Responsible for ordering needed supplies for service supported and manages inventory of supplies of that service.
Responsible for ensuring equipment used in specialty service is available for scheduled cases.
Utilizes ongoing system that effectively manages material and supply usage.

4. Management of Information and Support
Maintains a work environment that develops leadership and accountability skills in all staff.
Systematically empowers employees by relocating decision making for customer satisfaction to those serving the customer.
Participates in the Quality Improvement of the department by serving on teams that include ongoing mechanisms for measuring and improving quality of service and outcomes.
Assesses and implements plan for continuously improving own leadership skills.
Develops own and staff skills in seeing organizational issues from the broad view, anticipating challenges and opportunities, thinking ahead, and the ability to react quickly with tactical responses to changes in work demands.
Maintains a precise and constant flow of information to staff through numerous channels and opportunities.
Operating Room Supervisor will assist with development of the Operating Room schedule.
Input of Payroll information into timekeeping system.

5. Leadership
Challenges the status quo to improve efficiency of Operating Room operations.
Ensures that the competence of staff is assessed, maintained, demonstrated, and improved on an ongoing basis.
Creates and supports an environment in department that encourages problem solving, experimentation, creativity, calculated risk taking, desire to excel and pride in success.
Is adaptable, appreciates others viewpoints and open to new assignments.
Continually focuses staff attention and planning on future opportunities for improvements in services provided.
Is an effective advocate, gets ideas adopted, moves people to action, ask hard questions, and helps staff feel they are part of something bigger than themselves.
Role models effective team leader skills in department committees, problem analysis and feedback sessions, and participation on cross functional teams.
Demonstrates a positive attitude resulting in a high level of individual and group morale in the Operating Room.
Sets dramatic and inspiring goals that result in high expectations and successful outcomes.
Deals with issues in an unemotional and objective manner, while striving to enhance self esteem of others and listen with empathy. Performs investigatory meetings with discipline with warranted.
Gets things done by setting deadlines for certain actions, closely monitoring the progress of activities, and intervening quickly when these are not proceeding according to schedule.
Sets the role model for accountability.
States clearly what is wanted and expected from others.
Promotes use of research findings and evidence based practices in care of patients.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0237518
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Market: CHI St. Vincent

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