Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Clinical Robotics Specialist, Perioperative Care, Full Time Days

    Job Title
    Clinical Robotics Specialist, Perioperative Care, Full Time Days
    Job ID
    27678115
    Location
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    Description
    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
     Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Clinical Robotics Specialist on Days in Perioperative Care who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 


    This Position provides oversight of the Robotics Surgery Program both operationally and clinically while designing processes that assure ongoing competency, efficiency, and a positive working partnership with physicians and staff.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following: supervision of robotics surgical staff; care for robotics surgery patients program management and patient, resident and staff education and training; supply and equipment management; oversight of multidisciplinary teams; and liaising between physicians, nurse staff, allied healthcare professionals, patients and their families, and vendors.

    The Clinical Robotics Specialist:
    • Implements and manages all aspects of the Robotics Surgery program related to clinical and administrative processes, including development and implementation of clinical and programmatic policies and procedures, operational and staffing decisions in collaboration with the Perioperative Director and physician staff.
    • Sets up the da Vinci Surgical System for surgical procedures and performing clinical troubleshooting of the da Vinci System during robotic procedures. Serves as point person for any da Vinci related questions.
    • Assists surgeons in the performance of surgical procedures which include Robotics surgeries.
    • Maintains records of surgical procedure pathways and guidelines. Develops and maintains performance and competency requirements for robotics surgical team.
    • Evaluates and adjusts specialty team staffing.  Works with Operations Coordinator to complete patient care assignments based on expertise of the staff members and demands of the OR schedule.
    • Routinely acts as a clinical resource / adviser to staff for problem identification and resolution.  Anticipates and proactively guides care to prevent untoward events.
    • Oversees the orientation, training, and preceptorship of department staff and residents to the Robotic Service.
    • Assists in developing marketing and promotional ads surrounding the Robotic Surgery Program.
    • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.

    Competencies Required:
    • Knowledge of surgical procedures in general surgery and best practices.
    • Knowledge of da Vinci system and specialized surgical equipment.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability and collaborative skills. Demonstrates good capacity for teaching, organizing, planning, and development.
    • Ability to use independent judgment
    • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team.
    • Ability to handle a high stress environment in a calm manner
    • Possess strong interpersonal communication and customer relation skills; must be a team player.
    • Basic computer skills

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program by the ARC-PA or an accredited Certified Surgical Assistant Program.
    • Three (3) years of operating room experience required. Minimum of three (3) years current Surgical First Assistant experience in Robotics surgery. Urology, gynecology, and general surgery experience required.
    • One (1) year of leadership experience preferred
    • Current American Heart Association BLS / ACLS card required through AHA.


    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation and sick leave and 403B retirement plan)
    100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent children

    COVID-19 Vaccination :

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

    Required Skills

    Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program by the ARC-PA or an accredited Certified Surgical Assistant Program.
    Three (3) years of operating room experience required. Minimum of three (3) years current Surgical First Assistant experience in Robotics surgery. Urology, gynecology, and general surgery experience required.
    One (1) year of leadership experience preferred

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