Surgical Services Coordinator

Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The surgical services coordinator, Registered Nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Coordinates patient education,and activities of interdisciplinary personnel while maintaining standards of professionalnursing in accordance with the established methods and procedures of Mahaska HealthPartnership. Assisting in managing the day to day workings of the surgical services department; supervising all areas of the surgery department. Will work closely with surgical services director. 


Shift: days


Call requirement after completion of orientation. Must be able to respond within 20 minutes while on call.  



  •       Assess and document physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of patients on admission. 
  • Establish treatment priorities based on medical and nursing diagnosis.              
  • Initiate, implement, and modify an interdisciplinary plan of care individualized to each patients assessed needs including family.     
  • Utilize all available resources in planning care and consults as necessary with physicians, supervisors, and interdisciplinary services.    
  • Provide ongoing reassessment and documentation of patient's status.                      
  • Perceive patient problems and/or complications through assessment skills and implements appropriate action.               
  • Document nursing intervention and patient response.        
  • Implement clinical and technical aspects of care and nursing orders in accordance with established standards.     
  • Safely prepare, administer, and document medications and IV therapy.      
  • Assess for possible discharge needs at time of admission, through the ODS department, and finalize discharge planning with input from the interdisciplinary team, the patient, patient’s family, and other available resources.                       
  • Assess and provide patient and family education at their level of understanding regarding disease process and treatment plan. 
  • Organize workload effectively to accomplish care in timely manner.       
  • Utilize charting methods as approved by the Mahaska Health.


  • Accurately transcribe and communicate oral and written physician orders.         
  • Communicate pertinent information regarding patient’s status to appropriate interdisciplinary team members, in a timely manner.                   


  • Conduct self in accordance with Mahaska Health Partnership's confidentiality policy; ensuring to follow all MHP training guidelines in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
  • Adjust patient care according to age specific standards of care policy.
  • Commitment To The Core Values Of Mahaska Health Partnership:
  • Honor Patient's Bill Of Rights and Confidentiality     
  • Prudent use of financial resources and good stewardship in utilizing Mahaska Health Partnership supplies and services             
  • Assist in the mentoring and orientation of new personnel to unit.                            
  • Dedication to customer service for patients, families, visitors, physicians, and co-workers throughout the partnership.
  • Attend required in-service programs and meetings.
  • To multitask efficiently and prioritize effectively.
  • Function effectively in crisis and emergency situations.
  • Adapt to make needed changes in workload or daily assignment.
  • Orientation and education of new staff. Educate staff on new techniques, equipment, etc.

Management Skills:  

  • Assists with staff evaluations and provides feedback as necessary regarding performance.
  • Assists with policy and procedure review and develop.
  • Assists in Maintaining appropriate quality control programs.
  • Assess condition of critical patients, consulting with interdisciplinary team necessary.     
  • Is aware of general condition of all patients on unit within the surgery department
  • Investigate and intervene in problem situations reporting appropriate information to nursing supervisor, physicians, etc.                 
  • Coordinate department routines, provide guidance to staff, orient new staff, and confirm presence and working order of emergency equipment.                         
  • Provide direction and leadership through delegation of assignments.    
  • Assists/and or Make sound judgments based on factual information in solving patient or staff related conflicts.                  
  • Perceive potential conflict situations and intervene to offset adverse impact.             
  • Consult with and/or advise appropriate personnel of situations requiring follow-up attention.                  

** Performs other duties as needed and requested by the Department Director, Executive Director, or House Supervisor.


  • A graduate from an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state where practicing.
  • Successfully completes orientation and continuing in-service education.
  • He/she will be required to be current in BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) by the standards of American Heart Association.
  • She/he will be required to be certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) within 1 year of hire.
  • She/he will be required to be certified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) within 1 year of hire.
  • Certified Nurse of the Operating Room and AORN member desired.

Minimum of 3 years experience in surgery preferred


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