The Operating Room Nurse Manager assumes leadership responsibilities for the clinical and non-clinical staff in the surgical area. This staff is inclusive of all Operating Room RN’s, OR Technicians and Central Processing Staff, including Endo Processing, and Minor Procedure Room team members. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the development and
continual revisions of policies and procedures and/ or clinical practice guidelines used by the surgery center to guide and govern the care provided. He/she will have oversight for adherence to policies and procedures, accreditation standards, governmental regulations, and professional standards of care.
This individual participates in management discussion with the identification of equipment and medical supply needs. Audits the Operating Room Schedule in a timely manner that permits adequate lead time to prepare for patients, staff and physician needs prior to the day of surgery. Coordinates with the physicians' offices and the surgery center scheduler as needed. Will report directly to the Clinical Director. This person is responsible for assisting with policy review and revisions, writing staff performance evaluations, assisting in quality assurance program development and collection of study data when needed.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Current RN license
- A minimum of 5 years' Operating Room Experience, preferably 2 years in an Ambulatory
- BLS required
- CNOR Certification preferred
- ACLS preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, fax scheduling forms, and
policy and procedure manuals.
- Provide guidance, support, and constructive feedback to the Perioperative team.
- Ability to communicate effectively over the telephone, in writing, electronically and in person.
· Ability to prioritize and sequence tasks in accordance with daily requirements.
- Ability to perform tasks simultaneously without adversely affecting the quality of work performance.
- Knowledge of AORN's recommended standards of practice.
- Ability to interpret all regulatory agencies requirements, i.e., AAAHC, Office of Health Facilities
and Licensing and CMS, and develop policies and procedures reflective of their requirements.
Responsible for education of staff regarding these requirements.
- Implements nursing care plans tailored to patient/family needs.
- Demonstrates ability to assess and problem solve.
- Responds to emergencies.
- Practices within legal and ethical guidelines (Nurse Practice Act, legal statutes, ANA code for Nurses, PRMC Policy and Procedures.