RN Team Leader - Perioperative Services
Bassett Healthcare - Cooperstown, NY

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Provides professional leadership and management of Perioperative Services in the most cost-effective manner that will provide comprehensive, competent, coordinated, patient-centered care for the OR. Serves as a resource for both main campus and regional surgery centers. Performance of leadership activities will require at least 50% of total time; the remainder will be spent in assuming patient care roles in all areas supervised at a proficient level.

Minimum Requirements:

· Graduation from an accredited Baccalaureate Professional Nursing program is preferred.
· Graduation from an accredited Associate Degree or Diploma Professional Nursing program is required.
· Two years previous experience in relevant practice arena is required.
· Previous demonstrated experience in Perioperative Nursing in a leadership role is preferred.
Licensure/Certificates :
· Current NYS licensure and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse
· Current BLS certification is required
· Current certification in OR Nursing is preferred.
· Ability to assess patient status and take appropriate action is required.
· Demonstrates competency in required nursing skills relevant to OR practice.
· Ability to multi-task effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
· Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, patients, families, visitors, and professionals.
· Ability to function in a leadership capacity as determined by the practice setting.
· Ability to precept and mentor other staff members.
· Ability to maintain/manage special order stock par levels. Work with representatives to train/orient staff on new equipment.
· Look for money saving/cost efficient operations.
· Computer skills to maintain preference cards, communication with team and surgeons.
Physical Requirements:
· Walking, standing, squatting and kneeling required throughout the shift
· Ability to lift and position patients and equipment required.
· Category I risk exposure as defined by OSHA

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