Unit Operations Coordinator - Surgery

Position: Unit Operations Coordinator - Surgery

Job ID: 161080

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Adm Perioperative Services

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday - Friday 9:30am-5:00pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Unit Operations Coordinator -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for ensuring that the physical environment meets all safety and regulatory standards and is maintained in order to provide optimal patient care. This role collaborates with other departments, such as Supply Chain, Facilities Operations, Materials Management, Nursing Management, and others as needed to ensure the units have supplies and equipment available for patient care. 


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Responsibilities :

  • Develops system for maintaining unit environmental standards as required by the Fire Marshall, Health Dept., Safety Dept., and TJC
  • Provides oversight of the management of the refrigerator logs to ensure accuracy of documentation and ensures the refrigerators are in working order. Reports any issues to the appropriate departments for follow-up
  • Ensures all rooms are in working order including, but not limited to, plumbing, blinds, curtains, floors, ceilings and cabinetry
  • Manages and tracks all unit equipment and unit-based supplies to ensure that equipment and supplies are available to meet the needs of the patients
  • Manages equipment list and recovers lost and misplaced equipment so preventive maintenance can be performed
  • Reviews inventory to determine appropriateness of inventory, inventory levels, reorder quantities to maintain a high service level and minimize stock outs
  • Learns and applies Materials Management policies and procedures and coaches nurses to ensure compliance
  • Develops and maintains systems for reconciling special order unit purchases and products not tracked in Omnicell



Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 3 years hospital operations and supply management experience required
  • A bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Materials Management may substitute for 2 years of experience

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