The Peri-Operative (Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU)/Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)/Operating Room (OR)) Nurse Manager has the designated first-line supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability for the operations of the Peri-Operative Units, ensuring that subordinate personnel provide quality nursing care which complies with generally accepted standards of clinical practice in a timely manner. Examples of these standards of practice include, but are not limited to, those of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (A.O.R.N.), American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (A.S.P.A.N.), and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) guidelines, standards, and Directives. The Peri-Operative Nurse Manager is expected to exemplify the VA ICARE Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence while carrying out the duties of this position.
The Peri-Operative Nurse Manager is responsible for assuring a constant state of readiness related to all regulatory agencies. The Peri-Operative Nurse Manager is also responsible for coaching staff, effectively managing employee conduct and performance issues, and completing reports, action plans, and performance evaluations in a timely manner. He/she actively participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care, identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. He/she has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences, as well as orienting new Nurse Managers. He/she works in partnership with the unions and adheres to EEO principles. The Peri-Operative Nurse Manager is a part of Patient Services-Nursing leadership team, and cross-covers other Nurse Managers and/or Supervisors as assigned, as needed. Additional responsibilities include sound fiscal and human resource management, effective management of administrative and clinical issues, performance improvement, customer service, patient and employee safety and satisfaction, hiring decisions, employee relations, labor relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Day Shift, Hours may vary, with 24/7 accountability.
Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing at the time of graduation
Must have an current, active and unrestricted RN license (any RN state license accepted)
Must have 2-3 years of RN experience
Must have 1-2 years of OR experience
Must be a US Citizen or Naturalized Citizen
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education, RN experience and type of experience.
Internal Number: 1003
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