Responsible for planning, executing and evaluating the nursing care given to surgical patients. Has patient contact during the immediate pre, intra and immediate post-operative periods, monitors the activities of all nursing staff during the procedure to which she/he is assigned, demonstrates clinical skills, and serves as team leader on-call emergency situations.
Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats co-workers, patients, families, and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect.
Utilizes communication strategies including chain of command and issue escalation, which result in intended outcomes. Mentors, orients, and coaches others in unit specific operations and patient care activities.