Under the direction of the Vice President Clinical services, plans, interprets and coordinates policies and standards for the perioperative units. Maintains standards of practice to ensure quality patient care, patient satisfaction and staff competency. Gives direction to subordinate nursing management in daily operations. Works within the department and as part of the Medical Center's Management Team to operationalize the patients care and service goals and objectives established by nursing management in accordance with ANA standards, AORN, AAMI, the NJ Nurse Practice Act, Joint Commission and established hospital and Nursing Department policies and procedures in accordance with evidence based nursing practice. Supervises the Clinical Manager of the O.R., Assistant Nurse Manager SPD, Ambulatory Services Manager and Perioperative Business Manager.
Responsible for administrative functions in surgical services areas, staffing, and directing surgical services personnel. Provides mechanisms for ensuring quality care, issue resolution and perioperative staff competency. Responsible for planning and controlling the physical environment, materials, equipment, and supplies to provide competitive, cost effective operating room service to patients and surgeons. Represents the hospital and surgical services in all activities related to perioperative services. Plans and markets surgical services programs to medical staff, interdepartmental directors, and perioperative service staff.
Bachelors degree in nursing or related field is required.
Masters degree is preferred.
Minimum of seven (7) years of nursing experience required.
Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory or management nursing experience required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Active state of New Jersey RN license required.
Active BLS certification required.
Certification in nursing administration preferred.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.
Normal office environment with occasional visits to nursing units.
No expected exposure to blood and/or body fluids.
Sitting - Frequently
Standing/Walking – Occasionally
Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely
Bending/Climbing - Rarely
Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Rarely
Typing/Filing - Occasionally
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.