Operating Room Charge Nurse

Phoenix, Arizona

Post Date: 12/05/2017 Job ID: 17711 Industry: Other Area(s)

Operating Room Charge Nurse  

Our Client, a leading Orthopedic and Spine Inpatient Surgical Hospital in the great Phoenix area, is seeking an Operating Room Charge Nurse to join their clinical leadership team. 

The hospital' s focus is the state-of-the-art care of musculoskeletal conditions including joint replacement, spine surgery and other reconstructive procedures. Their  mission is to provide first-class surgical services for the community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.


Job Summary:
  • Accountable for management and quality patient care in the operating room.
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise and directs the nursing staff in the execution of the nursing process.
  • Performance Improvement audits and activities and assists in the development of staff performance standards.
  • Responsible for performing the duties of the OR Registered Nurse. 


Competencies & Responsibilities:
  • The following are essential job accountabilities:
  • Administers the direct and indirect patient care within the surgical area.  Assists with the development and compliance with department and AORN standards.
  • Reviews and revises nursing care standards.
  • Acts as a professional liaison with the physicians who perform procedures as demonstrated by observation and feedback.
  • Participates, observes and documents performance and compliance with established standards in the performance improvement process.
  • Coordinates and supervises orientation of new nursing employees in developing skills in surgery. Continually seeks opportunities to learn, share knowledge to develop staff.
  • Coordinates surgical caseload by reviewing the schedule, modifying rooms and staffing assignments as necessary to meet patient care needs.
  • Provides input for capital equipment considerations.
  • Ensures appropriate inventory and ordering of departmental supplies are appropriate for departmental needs.
  • Seeks opportunities for increased cost-effective measures and supervises staff in maintaining or decreasing costs.
  • Cooperates with Educator in developing the competency programs ensuring the continuing education of all staff members in order to meet organizational goals and individual competencies.
  • Participates in the development of recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Lead daily huddle
  • Attend daily staffing huddle to discuss next day schedule, staffing needs, PTO requests, successes and staff recognition, and challenges.
  • Control surgery board.
  • Ensure cases are pulled.
  • Ensure rooms are set up for next day first case starts.
  • All staffing – scheduling OR call coverage, PTO requests, next-day assignments, etc.).
  • Point of contact for staff call-offs.
  • May need to take call as needed.
  • On-call is required.
  • Ensure timely turnovers/assist with turnovers.
  • Organize/assist with breaks and lunches.
  • Responsible for weekly narcotic counts, daily code cart checks, eye wash stations, etc


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a hospital setting.
  • Current Arizona Nursing License.
  • Current CPR
  • Current ACLS
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good organization habits.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly, strong knowledge base relative to surgery procedures and management of the surgical patient.
  • Understands principles of aseptic technique and their implementation.
  • Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatrics.
  • Excellent teaching skills.
  • Basic knowledge of continuous quality improvement ideology. 


Miles Freeman

Miles is originally from Dallas, Texas and attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. After graduating from TCU in 2004 with a degree in Marketing. Miles made the long journey back to Dallas to begin his professional career. Over the next seven years, Miles worked as a Sales Representative for two of Dallas’ oldest commercial printing companies. Establishing new accounts and maintaining strong client relationships were two areas that quickly put Miles in the spotlight. Fun Facts: Miles enjoys golfing, tailgating at TCU games, and scuba diving!

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