RN Staff Team Leader - PACU

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 177876-1A
Date Posted: Aug 10, 2022
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.

 

Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.

 

About the Job

Position Summary:

Beverly Hospital, located in Beverly Massachusetts is part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health System. The Beverly PACU consists of 15 PACU bays, 10 Pre-op holding bays, and 6 Surgical Day Care bays. The Perianesthesia Nurse Team Leader is responsible for assisting with maximizing efficiency of patient flow through the Perianesthesia department. The Perianesthesia Nurse Team Leader directs other members of the Perianesthesia Department?s interdisciplinary team to assist in the coordination and advancement of care throughout the patient experience. In addition, the Perianesthesia Nurse Team Leader collaborates with other departments such as housekeeping, transport and admitting, to coordinate resources to facilitate and maximize throughput.



The Perianesthesia Nurse Team Leaders time will be spent directing and monitoring patient flow in a complex, high patient volume setting. The Perianesthesia Nurse Team Leader is responsible for overseeing the majority of Perianesthesia beds which includes the combined units of Pre-op holding, PACU, and Surgical Day Care.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

The Perianesthesia Nurse Team Leader will promote a team philosophy and interdisciplinary collaboration among staff to foster a continuum of care for the perioperative patient.



Resolving conflict related to operational issues (including RNs and MDs)

Facilitates debriefings after conflict arises to ensure that all stakeholders have an opportunity to review concerns

Demonstrate respectful communication

Collaborates with all resources to support through put of patients

Evaluates capacity and identifies capacity concerns early and keeps the Nurse Manager or designee informed

Collaborates with key departments to coordinate resources and communication. To include, but are not limited to: Admitting, Chief of Anesthesia, Transport, etc.

Works with an interdisciplinary Perioperative Department team to ensure disposition of patients, discharges or bed requests to inpatient units. Monitors to ensure the hand off process is completed in a timely manner

Provides direct patient care as needed.

Assist with making the weekly nursing assignment for all areas (PACU, Pre-op holding, SDC).

Ensure medication count for all three Pyxis machines (PACU, SDC, Pre-op holding) are done weekly

Ensure that code cart (Adult and Pediatric) checks are done daily

Participates as a member of the PACU Unit Practice Council

Cross covers when the Perianesthesia Flow Nurse Team Leader is off 

Scheduled Hours

36 hours per week, 4 9 hour shifts, 8:30am-6:00pm.  No call required.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Qualifications

Education: BSN preferred

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Current MA RN license, BCLS, ACL, PALS required,

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Communicates clearly and effectively with all team members. Has the physical capacity/ability to move patients and equipment as patient care needs indicate.

Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years Perianesthesia/Perioperative nursing experience required. EPIC experience is strongly preferred.