Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With a talented, hardworking and friendly staff, we all work toward the common goal of serving the residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are looking to add talented people to our team in all of our locations!
The Recovery Center Registered Nurse is responsible for total nursing care of all post-surgical patients admitted to either the centers convalescent beds; he/she provides nursing care through therapeutic, rehabilitative and preventive regimes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Directly supervises one or more employees. Responsible for hiring, planning, monitoring and taking corrective action when necessary, including termination. Addresses concerns with staff to ensure a positive work environment. Works closely with Director on personnel issues, escalating as appropriate.
- Supervises post-operative nursing care as well as patient care within each recovery room to provide immediate and professional quality of care.
- Develops schedules for the recovery room suite, and ensures proper levels of staffing of professional personnel (Registered Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistants, etc.) during post-surgical recovery. Utilizes staff efficiently to maintain or improve established man hours per patient.
- Coordinates activities with OR and Nurse Managers to ensure effective communication and smooth patient flow.
- Assists in the development and/or revision of policies and procedures in collaboration with the Leadership Team and submits to the Director of Nursing for review.
- Assists Director of Nursing with ordering of supplies and special equipment for the Recovery Center while containing costs.
- Communicates directly with physicians regarding their preferences for patient care and patient teaching.
- Serves as liaison and resource person for Recovery Center staff.
- Monitors patient satisfaction (through use of surveys) to evaluate patient care and service provided in Recovery Center.
- Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
- Participates in Quality Assessment Performance Indicators (QAPI) and other various committees established by the leadership team.
- Pursues professional growth by sharing knowledge, attending, and being involved in professional organizations.
- Provides guidance, support, and constructive feedback to Recovery Center team members and other team members as appropriate.
- Conducts annual performance evaluations of all Recovery Center staff with the Director of Nursing.
- Maintains personnel and other direct expenses within unit budgetary expectations.
- Assures proper maintenance and repair of equipment.
- Uses effective conflict resolution techniques.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Associates Degree from an accredited Registered Nursing (RN) program.
- Two years’ experience in orthopedic nursing environment.
- Demonstrated dedication to patient safety, comfort and satisfaction.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current nursing practices and protocols including appropriate assessment, examination and treatment (including medication, infection control, safety, and confidentiality policies). Knowledge of all procedures performed at OCR (i.e. equipment, supplies, etc.) a plus.
- Demonstrated knowledge of business, teamwork, and supervision theories and methods.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Valid Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license. Must provide proof of license and be in good standing.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, encouraged.
- Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
- Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; compliance with HIPAA regulations; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
- Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; demonstrates active listening; invests in developing professional relationships with management team/colleagues, patients, and public.
- Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information; ability to communicate with clients or customers while representing the company, physicians, and department in a respectful and professional manner.
- Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
- Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; reacts calmly and competently in emergency situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
- Confidentiality - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines.
Independence of Action
Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager; follows precedents and procedures and may set priorities and organizes work within general guidelines established by supervisor/manager.
Directly supervises one or more employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to one-third of working time, “regularly” means between half and two-thirds of working time, and “frequently” means two-thirds and more of working time.)
- The work environment is the typical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 12 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 170 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. The employee will assist patients (170 pound avg) in turning and sitting in bed on a daily basis; will regularly assist patient in arising from gurney/bed and transferring to chair; will regularly push wheelchair patients; and regularly assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
- Employee Assistance Program
- Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
- Paid Time Off
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person's race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.