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Registered Nurse RN-Operating Room Robotics Coordinator

Salem VA, VA, United States

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

For more than 100 years, the LewisGale name has been synonymous with high quality, compassionate healthcare. Today, our unwavering commitment to our patients rank us as one of the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for quality of care including patient safety, patient satisfaction and health outcomes. Our growing integrated network of care includes four hospitals, six outpatient centers, two cancer centers and 700 physicians at more than 160 affiliated locations stretching from Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Our parent company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, with hundreds of hospitals and freestanding surgery centers.

Major Responsibilities: The following duties are required:


1. Work with staff to use a standardized setup for robotic cases (as feasible) and operating rooms. Standardize the da Vinci system location, operating room layout and instrument trays


2. Maintains an up-to-date list of equipment/supplies kept/stocked in the robotic OR(s) and proactively communicates with OR supply chain personnel to assure appropriate par levels.  Develop an efficient restocking system to ensure supplies are readily available


3. Designate instruments and accessory selections for robotic procedures and maintains up-to-date instrument count sheets and accurate surgeon preference cards.


4. Prepares and maintains an up-to-date robotic surgery resource book for all staff to reference.


5. Work collaboratively with Surgical Services Educator and Lead Anesthesia Representative to develop robotic surgery education programs for all roles supporting robotic surgery in surgical services. Education and orientation for new staff and staff new to the robotic service line. In collaboration with the Surgical Services Educator, promote staff development through creating and implementing education programs related to robotic surgery and maintain education and skills records.


6. Work collaboratively with Surgical Services Educator, Lead CRNA, and robotic surgeons to develop competencies and conduct annual competency assessments for robotic surgery.  Si and Xi system training including troubleshooting techniques  Roles and functions of the circulator, scrub, and first assistant and unique functions specifically related to robotic surgery and robotic equipment. Competencies for multi-port and single-site procedures. Patient positioning and safety considerations.  Decontamination and reprocessing of robotic instrumentation and equipment


7. Provide staff with updates on new technology, instrumentation, supplies, software updates, etc.


8. In concert with dedicated team members, implement process improvements related to quality, patient safety, efficiency and turnover, room organization, instrumentation, supplies, and equipment.


9. Identify opportunities to grow robotic services and maximize financial revenue of the program.  Work with organizational sales representatives to identify new robotic surgeons Provide assistance to and coordinate activities with surgical scheduling to maximize surgeon access robotic equipment. Maintain vigilance and work collaboratively to assure cost effective, high quality strategies for care delivery through Strategic and Operational meetings, which includes gathering Data, Matrix and the presentation of the gathered information.


10. Function as an active member and lead the efforts of the Robotics Steering Committee.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information discussed in the committee.  Provide timely feedback regarding personnel and surgeon issues related to the robotic surgery line


11. Participate in new and reoccurring education to maintain clinical competencies and skills required as a leader within Surgical Services and as Robotics Services Coordinator


12. Performs other duties as requested and as required by management


Essential Skills:


1. Able to scrub or circulate or first assist on robotic surgery cases.


2. Able to effectively multi-task often and change functions quickly.


3. Develops and maintains respectful and collaborative relationships and interactions with others.


4. Demonstrates attention to detail in planning, executing, and evaluating tasks related to position.


5. Demonstrates superior time management skills; able to assist in directing tasks of others related to robotic surgery care delivery.


6. Assists with data collection, management, and reporting as required.


7. Demonstrates Excellence Always values in communication and interpersonal interactions and effectively solves problems and challenges n respectful and positive manner.


8. Advocates for team members related to skills development, education, processes and the surgical environment.


9. Maintains all required professional development and competency requirements.


To coordinate the robotics service line to include establishing and preparing for the program and the use of robotics as a mechanism to deliver unique services in surgical care. This includes planning for and oversight of supplies, equipment, and instrumentation for the delivery of surgical care across the continuum in robotic surgery. The Robotics Services Coordinator is integral in evaluating service needs, care delivery related to quality, safety, and efficiency of care for the robotic surgery program.


Education & Experience:
• Associates Degree Required •
3+ years of experience in Operating Room environment Preferred Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Licenses, Certifications, & Training:
• Registered Nurse License issued by the Department of Health Professions, Commonwealth of Virginia or Registered Nurse “multi-state privilege” granted to them by virtue of holding a license in one of the states participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement and who has not established permanent residency in Virginia.  - Required
• Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) Preferred
• BLS, Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification from: American Heart Association (AHA) Required
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Behaviors:  
Knowledge of surgical terminology, equipment, materials, and policies and procedures (sterile protocol/OR attire) and the fundamental methods relating to surgery. Demonstrates basic knowledge of data collection, research protocols, etc. Knowledge of surgical procedures as it relates to Urology, Gynecology, Cardiac Surgery, and General Surgery. Experience in robotic surgery and MIS experience.  Demonstrates leadership ability and collaborative skills.

Facility: LewisGale Medical Center
Job ID: 00005-20459
Category: Nursing - Professional
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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