Operating Room Service Coordinator (Austin, TX)

Position: Operating Room Service Coordinator (Austin, TX)

Job ID: 401493

Location: US-TX-Austin


Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 

To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. 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 RN Service Coordinators for our Operating Room in Austin, TX -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will support excellence in clinical practice and the care of patients in accordance with their developmental stages. The Service Coordinator will help in the daily operations of the service by assisting the Managers by promoting the development of other nursing professionals, demonstrating clinical expertise, and implementation of the departmental standards of nursing practice. 


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Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Facilitates the coordination of the surgical team (Scrub Nurse, Surgeon, and Anesthesiologist) as documented on the Intraoperative Nursing Record. 
  • Accountable for managing time and resources in a cost-effective manner. Uses supplies and equipment appropriately, replacing unused supplies and equipment in their appropriate storage areas. Communicates delays or changes in the surgery schedule to the Charge Nurse. 
  • Coordinates, organizes, and supports all activities of designated specialty service, e.g., CHSS, ENT, Eye/Dental, General, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastics, Urology, and Transplant. To include but not limited to staffing of competent team members; availability of supplies and equipment; avoidance of scheduling conflicts relating to equipment, supplies; and maintaining procedure/preference cards. Acts as a liaison between the patient, physician, and operating room. 
  • Assesses patients with input from the parent/family. Collects data and coordinates with multiple departments, laboratory, and other medical divisions; compiles reports according to guidelines as documented on the Preoperative/Holding Area Assessment form. Completes nursing assessment of the patient/family including biological, psychological, age-appropriate developmental, environmental, cultural, and spiritual needs in an organized and systematic manner as documented on the Preoperative Assessment and Intraoperative Nursing Record as observed by the supervisor. 
  • Formulates, implements, and documents individual teaching plans based on patient/family assessment as observed by supervisor. Uses teaching strategies suitable for the learning ability of the patient/family as observed by the supervisor. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and customer service skills. Demonstrates consistent positive interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, families, and visitors to generate a feeling of trust and caring as observed by supervisor. Greets all patients, families, visitors, and coworkers in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner as observed by supervisor. 


Skills & Requirements 

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. 

  • Required Bachelor Degree in nursing accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license.  
  • Required RN - Licensed Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact
  • BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association 
  • Required 2 years of Operating room experience 


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