Registered Nurse Lead - Operating Room, Ortho


Milwaukee, WI

Industry: Patient Care


5 - 7 years

Posted 348 days ago



Primary Purpose

Responsible for coordination of patient care activities, workflow and scheduling. Acts as a clinical and administrative resources to staff and provides work direction. Performs charge nurse responsibilities and assumes responsibility for the nursing unit as directed by the supervisor. Performs the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality care through assessment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes within an inpatient environment.

Major Responsibilities

Provides work direction to the clinical and support staff with responsibility for the coordination of resources to efficiently support procedures, day-to-day operations and the smooth flow of patients through the department.

Provides direct patient care by performing the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality care through assessment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes within an inpatient environment. Promotes an environment conducive to the delivery of safe, efficient and quality patient care, which may include performing patient rounding on a daily basis.

Promotes communication among patients, families, hospital departments and medical staff to optimize the interdependence of team members. Coordinates the needs of physicians and acts as a liaison between the medical and nursing staff.

Acts as a resource to employees, which includes training/orienting, providing day-to-day work direction, and giving input on performance. Assigns, monitors, and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides guidance on more complex issues.

Assists with human resource responsibilities, which may include: interviewing and selection of new employees, orientation, staff development, providing performance feedback, resolution of employee concerns, and employee morale.

Monitors employee assignments; maintains staff scheduling, evaluates staffing levels and makes adjustments as necessary to maintain productivity level established for assigned area(s).

Evaluates and monitors the quality of patient care provided through the collaboration both intra- and inter-departmentally. Assists in ensuring policies and procedures are in compliance with those of the medical center, nursing department and regulatory agencies.

Provides input to budget and maintains/monitors supplies, equipment, renovations and environmental issues. Determines appropriate clinical equipment needs, following through on approvals, purchase and repairs.

Works with management in developing new and upgrading existing programs and services.

Works with vendors for requested products, coordinates in-services for equipment, participates in product trials for new equipment, and submits recommendations for purchase to management.


Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices, and

Nursing certification in one or more specialty-specific areas issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or other approved national governing body, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) May obtain within 6 months based on department discretion.


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 5 years of experience in clinical nursing within an acute care setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates a holistic approach to nursing practice committed to meeting the needs of the patient and family.Advanced clinical and technical knowledge in area(s) of specialization.Ability to apply innovative interventions and nursing skills/technology to carefully correlate to the patient’s response to an individualized plan of care.Ability to recognize situational changes that require unplanned interventions.Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills.Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions and the ability to think ahead, anticipate learning needs and take preventive actions.Excellent organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize with frequent interruptions.Must meet the ‘Expert Characteristics of Practice’ as defined by the “Aurora Nursing Professional Advancement Model (ANPAM).

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