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Operating Room – Nurse Manager – Exempt

Job Summary:
Manage one or more defined areas of nursing services allocating resources to promote efficient, effective, safe, and compassionate nursing care based on current standards of practice. The Nurse Manager promotes shared decision making and professional autonomy by providing input into executive level decisions. They provide clinical and administrative leadership and expertise. They are accountable for the financial and patient care outcomes for their area of responsibilities. They have major responsibilities for the implementation of the vision, mission, philosophy, care values, evidence-based practice, and standards of the organization within their defined area of responsibility.

Essential Duties:

  1. Set unit goals and objectives (in conjunction with physicians and staff) with pertinent completion dates.
  2. Integrate the various disciplines involved in the care of patients on the unit into an effective team to assist in integrating services across the continuum of care.
  3. Ensure that care is delivered with respect for individual’s rights and preferences.
  4. Maintain high standards of patient care using professional specialty standards of care and practice.
  5. Provide a safe environment for all patients cared for within the department(s).
  6. Accept organizational accountability for services provided to patients in the area(s) of responsibility.
  7. Control quantity and quality of patient care through established performance standards and workload measurement system if applicable and by ensuring adequate staffing.
  8. Ensure evidence-based practice by participating in and involving staff.
  9. Coordinate patient care activities with other departments contributing to patient care.
  10. Ensure shared accountability for professional practice.
  11. Confer with other departments and management staff before instituting new policies and procedures that affect them.
  12. Ensure departmental compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and with professional licensure.
  13. Maintain regular communication with medical staff involved in their departments.
  14. Provide direct patient care in emergency situations within scope of license.
  15. Initiate and maintain Departmental Quality program including annual QM plan, quality reports per QM calendar, outcome-oriented action plan demonstrating continuous quality improvement, patient and staff incidents trending and patient and physician complaints with appropriate follow-up.
  16. Report results to staff to gain insight and input in appropriate action plans and follow up to achieve improving results.

 

  1. Participate in the recruitment, retention and selection of staff.
  2. Evaluate staff performance to ensure that staffs are competent in their performance and practice within the scope of their job description and/or license.
  3. Hold timely staff meetings which inform staff of policy and procedural changes, provides staff with opportunity to problem solve and express concerns, and provides institutional updates.
  4. Participate in nursing and organizational policy formulation and decision making involving staff.
  5. Ensure that working P&P manuals for the department are updated and maintained.
  6. Update department-specific job descriptions.
  7. Provide guidance for and supervision of staff to include counseling and discipline when necessary/appropriate.
  8. Collaborate with other specialties/experts in the orientation, training, and evaluation of employees.
  9. Assume responsibility for staffing and scheduling. Assignments reflect appropriate utilization of staff, considering scope of practice, competency, patient care needs, and complexity of care.
  10. Ensure that departmental budget/cost accounting standards are consistent with Cary budget guidelines and the flexible budgeting process.
  11. Develop department capital budget plan with medical staff/unit staff input.
  12. Implement annual operating budget with emphasis on productivity, cost effectiveness, and volume fluctuations.
  13. Participate on hospital and medical staff committees when requested.
  14. Collaborate effectively with all members of the health care team.
  15. Collaborate with clinical instructors to provide meaningful clinical rotation for a variety of students.
  16. Incorporate new management development skills into his/her management/leadership practice.

 

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Meet the identified organizational requirements, work habits and promotes a collaborative and cooperative work environment.
  2. Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
  3. Ability to set priorities, multi-task and work in an organized manner.
  4. Complies with state, local, and federal laws and regulations.

 

Education, Skills, Experience Requirements:

  1. Must have an active valid Maine RN license.
  2. Must have leadership experience or have demonstrated successful leadership qualities.
  3. Must communicate effectively, have good organizational skills and a working knowledge of the standards of practice and the standards of care in the department specialty.
  4. A bachelor’s degree in nursing is preferred.
  5. Professional certification, or willing to certify in areas of specialty is recommended.
  6. Experience preferred in OR/Management

 

 

 

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