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Company: The George Washington University Hospital
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:


The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 395-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients - from local residents to our nation's leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women's health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.

GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation's capital.

The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.

Job Title: Operating Room Nurse Coordinator - Ophthalmology Service

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Operating Room RN Coordinator to oversee and coordinate the surgical activities within our Ophthalmology Service at the GW Ambulatory Surgery Center. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned perioperative nurse with a strong background in ophthalmic surgeries and excellent leadership skills. As the Ophthalmology Senior Clinical Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of the ophthalmology service. Your responsibilities will include coordinating surgical schedules, managing specialty supply orders, tracking inventory and communicating par levels, collaborating with the surgical team, providing education to surgical staff, and providing specialized patient care in the field of ophthalmology. A strong clinical presence will be maintained.


Surgical Coordination:
Coordinate and review scheduled ophthalmic surgeries, ensuring efficient utilization of operating room resources and staff.
Collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals to plan and execute surgical procedures effectively.
Ensure that the operating room is properly equipped, sterile, and prepared for surgeries, including specialized ophthalmic equipment.

Clinical Expertise:
Provide expert perioperative nursing care to patients undergoing ophthalmic surgeries, including cataract surgeries, corneal transplants, and other ophthalmologic procedures.
Assisting the surgical team as needed and anticipating the surgeon's and patient's needs.
Stay updated on the latest advancements and best practices in ophthalmic surgeries and perioperative nursing techniques.

Leadership and Supervision:
Provide leadership and guidance to the operating room nursing staff, ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, and safety protocols.
Supervise and coach the perioperative nursing staff, providing regular feedback and opportunities for professional development.
Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork and effective communication among staff members.

Quality Assurance and Compliance:
Ensure compliance with regulatory standards, infection control practices, and hospital policies in the ophthalmic surgical suite.
Participate in quality improvement initiatives, analyzing outcomes and implementing changes to enhance the quality and safety of ophthalmic surgical care.
Collaborate with the Quality Assurance team to monitor and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction related to ophthalmic surgeries.

Patient and Family Education:
Educate patients and their families about ophthalmic surgeries, including preoperative and postoperative care instructions.
Address patients' concerns, questions, and anxieties related to their surgical experience, providing reassurance and support.



Current and valid RN license in the state of practice.
BSN preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in perioperative nursing, with a focus on ophthalmic surgeries.
Experience circulating ophthalmology procedures, scrub experience preferred.
Preferred 2 years supervisory experience and demonstrates managerial skills as required by the position.
Current CNOR certification preferred.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic surgical environment.

This opportunity offers the following:

Challenging and rewarding work environment
Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
Competitive Compensation
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
401k plan with company match

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449

Keywords: The George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC , RN - SENIOR CLINICAL COORDINATOR - OPHTHALMOLOGY SERVICE (FULL TIME) DC, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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