OR Service Leader Cardiac / Thoracic/ Vascular

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 170159-1A
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2022
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Perioperative Nurse Manager and with daily accountability to the assigned charge nurse, the Service Leader initiates and supports work efforts that maximize quality, safety and service in their defined specialty service(s) in collaboration with Perioperative leadership and physicians. The Service Leader provides daily in person support, availability, presence, and guidance to all personnel within their defined specialty service(s) team(s) in support of the staff's daily clinical duties. This includes but is not limited to clinical education, clinical expertise, and relief support to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The Service Leader demonstrates competencies in providing age-appropriate care and service to patients from the age of birth through adulthood. The Service Leader maintains availability and working status of specialty instruments, implants, and equipment for service(s) assigned."


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:


  1. Collaborates with other disciplines to facilitate the delivery of patient care.
  2. Ensures appropriate equipment and instrumentation are available for scheduled surgeries on day of surgery
  3. Assures that important processes and activities are identified, measured, assessed and systematically evaluates and monitors the processes.
  4. Communicates effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.
  5. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with colleagues, management, customers and visitors.
  6. Demonstrates effective teamwork skills by sharing information and encouraging input from other members of the team.
  7. Promotes the use of current research findings and current literature in patient care.
  8. Provides ANM/NM with input for staff annual performance appraisals.

Clinical Education

  1. Evaluates the effectiveness of education and performance of clinical skills of team members.
  2. Provides staff education in area of expertise.
  3. Functions as expert resource for service specific equipment and instrumentation
  4. Collaborates with Clinical Educator to provide opportunities for staff development required for their role, leadership and continued professional development.
  5. In collaboration with the Clinical Educator will assure all orientation, annual competencies and new technology and training for all staff within their areas of expertise as defined by the needs of the service coordinators.
  6. Incorporates evidence based practice into patient care activities.

Clinical Expertise

  1. Works in collaboration with the surgeon to maintain technical skills and appropriate equipment available for surgical procedures.
  2. Contributes to the advancement of nursing practice in the perioperative role.
  3. Practice in accordance with AORN Standards of Practice.
  4. Practices in a manner consistent with the MA Nurse Practice Act and Code of Ethics for Nurses.
  5. Participates in professional organization and attain CNOR status.
  6. Evaluates quality of practice in relation to established professional and legal standards.
  7. In the absence of ANM assumes the role of charge nurse
  8. Works in collaboration with the Pyxis manager and team to identify opportunities and issues

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  BSN Preferred. Knowledge of nursing theory and practice acquired through completion of an accredited program of professional nursing in order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Must possess current Commonwealth of Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:     In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.

Experience:     Requires 5 years of perioperative nursing experience necessary to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of unit and department policies and procedures, and to fulfill quality and quantity standards for the job


40 Hours Days -Monday through Friday

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

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