Northeast Georgia Health System
September 19, 2023
Gainesville, Georgia
Job Type


Clinical Coordinator - Perioperative - FT Days

locations Gainesville, GA
time type Full time
posted on Posted Yesterday
job requisition id R8110

Job Category:

Nursing - Registered Nurse


Work Shift/Schedule:

8 Hr Morning - Afternoon


Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.



About the Role:

Job Summary

The Perioperative Clinical Coordinator functions as the clinical expert for the Perioperative service line.  He/she anticipates the needs of the individual patient, surgeon and provides the daily direct oversight of processes assigned to the Perioperative and supporting departments.  The Perioperative Clinical Coordinator routinely designs, implements, and evaluates systems to improve the quality of service line.  Acts as a liaison between Physicians, staff and multidisciplinary teams. Actively collaborates/engages with other service line coordinators/leadership to promote strategic development and ensure throughput. Demonstrates timely communication of pertinent information to improve patient care.  Is a professional member of VOICE providing feedback on issues being addressed at meetings.  Participates as a member on VOICE councils as appropriate.  Actively participates on unit council helping with plans to improve Nursing sensitive indicators and Patient Experience data.  Promotes a positive work and accountability culture that reflects professional nursing practice.


Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications: Licensed to practice as a RN in Georgia.  National certification in clinical specialty within two years of hire.  (CAPA/CPAN preferred clinical specialty).
  • Educational Requirements: Associates Degree
  • Minimum Experience: Two (2) years operational and financial analysis within the healthcare environment.
  • Other: Professional organization membership within three months of hire into the role.


Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
  • Preferred Educational Requirements: A degree in Nursing (either BSN or MSN).  BSN strongly encouraged within five years.
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Other:


Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Comprehension and comfort with computers and advancing technology.
  • Excellent customer service skills including active listening and providing respectful feedback
  • Demonstrates initiative, self discipline, confidence and courage to lead and empower staff.


Essential Tasks and Responsibilities


Policies and Procedures​

  • Investigates complaints and/or non compliance of policies, initiates follow up actions as warranted and communicates these issues to Nurse Manager.
  • Assist the Nurse Manager and Nurse Educator with the creation and revisions of policy and procedures.


Provide quality service

  • Competent in caring for patients with all major procedures commonly seen within the unit.
  • Demonstrates the capability to prepare all patients for surgery and able to escalate if unaware of certain processes.
  • Demonstrates customer service skills when interacting with patients or visitors.


Acts as a professional and clinical resource

  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the Coordinator Role
  • Role models professional behavior in communications and demeanor
  • Assures compliance with established department standards, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Actively supports and promotes a professional practice model that encourages staff participation in the development of clinical standards that is collaborative, collegial and utilizes best practice research.


Area/Unit Specific Essential Tasks and Responsibilities


Promotes quality and professional nursing care within surgical services continuum.

  • Monitors and evaluates perioperative metrics
  • Partners with ANM and educator to highlight opportunities and assist with education as needed.
  • Identifies opportunities within periop department and develops strategy on how to address problems and potential solutions.


Promotes education of new or current processes

  • Partners with educator to roll out any new education if applicable to throughput
  • Partners with inpatient/ED educators to ensure patient readiness and barriers encountered outside of surgical services
  • Collaborates with OR coordinators if issues or opportunities are noted between periop and the OR


Contributes to the overall patient experience

  • Leads post-op phone call project and delegates calls as needed
  • Identifies negative patient experiences and escalates to ANM and manager for real-time service recovery.
  • Monitors OR schedule to identify patients who need to arrive earlier for procedure or delay as needed.
  • Communicates patient delays and throughput barriers to OR, Periop Charge, and leaders


Develop relationships

  • Participates in Surgical Services committees and communicates challenges and initiates improvements.
  • Liaison between physicians, anesthesiology, staff members and leadership.
  • Actively participates on corporate committees and task force
  • Works collaboratively with peers across the health system

Physical Demands

  • Weight Lifted: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65%​ of time
  • Vision: Heavy, Constantly 66-100% of time
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
  • Standing/Walking: Frequently 31-65%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Frequently 31-65%
  • Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Keyboarding



Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals. 

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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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