Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Department: Trauma Services - Roosevelt

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

Under the general direction of the Trauma Program Director, this position supports the Geriatric Surgery Director by maintaining programmatic organization, mediating channels of interdisciplinary communication, and overseeing institutional preparation for American College of Surgeons (ACS) Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) site visits.  This position will prepare and maintain documentation required for the ACS GSV. This position will coordinate and provides geriatric surgery education to hospital staff, EMS personnel and the communities Valleywise serves.

Shift: Days


Education or equivalency:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Nursing or higher


  • Clinical experience with geriatric surgical care preferred
  • Must have three (3) years recent clinical experience in surgical care
  • Active in leading quality improvement activities for geriatric surgical population

Specialized training: 

  • Prefer Lean / Six Sigma training or to obtain Green Belt within 12 months of hire


  • Must possess a current, valid AZ RN license; temporary AZ RN license; or valid compact RN licensure for current state of practice
  • Must also be in good standing with the issuing Board of Nursing
  • Requires current certification in ACLS/BLS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High degree of emotional maturity that enables successful interactions with adverse constituency and that facilitates group problem solving
  • Excellent negotiation skills successfully applied to change management and conflict resolution
  • Well-developed critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills involving written, spoken and presentation abilities that can be modified for all levels of skilled and unskilled team members
  • Independent worker accustomed to clear accountability and reporting
  • Proven managerial skills that demonstrate an ability to develop high-functioning teams, lead change, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration
  • High level of organizational skills to manage projects, timetables and implementation of plans
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to develop effective teams and manage/direct/coordinate team activities
  • Ability to influence and motivate collaborators
  • This position requires knowledge and skill in professional nursing practice, surgical care, principles of teaching and learning, and quality assurance
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to be self-directed, and communication skills both verbal and written including knowledge of basic grammar, spelling & punctuation
  • Familiarity with quality assurance/risk management programs and patient and staff education preferred
  • Requires computer literacy in Microsoft Applications and the electronic medical record 
  • Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English



Salary Range: (36B) $34.15 - $50.37

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