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Job Description for Operating Room Scheduler

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There is a large team of pros that work inside of operating rooms, conducting a variety of medical procedures. They are all coordinated, with proper spacing and duties involved to ensure that everything goes accordingly for each procedure. The operating room scheduler is also known as being a registered nurse.


As an operating room scheduler, you are required to reserve space for each of the hospital's procedures. You have to determine the length of time each operation should be and how many professional staff members will be needed. Registered nurses are then supposed to find available staff members and schedule them to work on the days of the scheduled operations. A computer system is usually used to reserve their time.


Operating room schedulers are also required to collaborate with anesthesiologists when it comes to assigning surgical procedures to staff members. Head nurses are also involved in the process of selecting other nurses, medical assistants and surgical techs for the team.


To become a success as a registered nurse that schedules operations, you will need to be attentive, detail oriented, organized and have great communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Being a team player is definitely an important part as well. You will have to be able to find solutions quickly during crucial times and during emergencies, which are known for changing schedules.


In order to become an operating room scheduler, you will have to obtain a two year degree to get an associate's degree. You can also train for three years or four years to get a bachelor's degree. Once you graduate, you will have to take a written exam called the NCLEX-RN to gain certification within your state.
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