This Registered Nurse position is located in Nursing Service-Operating Room at the West Haven location. This position is a full time at 40 hours per week. Nursing service is recruiting for one Registered Nurse-Implant/Instrument Coordinator reporting to the Operating Room Nurse Manager. The Implant/Instrument Coordinator is responsible for a full range of duties, serving as the expert to oversee the operations of the assigned specialty service areas and demonstrate mastery in collaborating with teams. Removes barriers through active collaboration and effective communication with vendors, providers, site managers, and support services. Manages resources effectively to improve overall patient outcomes, using the group process in decision making. Applies evidence-based practice principles to validate and/or improve nursing practice. Manages supplies and equipment inventories and assures that implant inventory levels are maintained, and implant storage areas are functional. Promptly submits requests, requisitions, and utilization of implants. Effectively works independently to set priorities to meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems and develops and implements effective solutions to optimize quality, efficacy, performance, and productivity. Working knowledge of computer and implant tracking systems. This registered nurse possesses basic knowledge and skills to apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices, management of surgical patients, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and attainment of optimal levels of functioning and/or support of the dying patient and significant others. In an entry level position, the nurse is committed to continued professional development. Role responsibilities and accountabilities also include demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of patients served in the assigned area of practice. This knowledge includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. Duties include, but are not limited to: Documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; Collaborating with healthcare team members and other interdisciplinary teams to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; Providing a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems; Accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade; Demonstrates organizational skills which enable completion of work in a timely manner with demonstrated ability to assume a leadership role in a patient centered program; Establishes effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am-3:30 pm (Hours may be flexible depending on unit needs) Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Notifications: This position is a Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by a special rate. Selectee may be required to work at any VA Connecticut Healthcare System campus, as needed. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. This position is in the Excepted Service. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments based on the candidate's education and experience. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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