In an environment of continuous quality improvement, the Clinical Nurse Manager, Surgery is responsible for managing current and anticipating future needs of the department to improve quality of patient care. Exhibits the MHS Standards of Excellence and exercises strict confidentiality at all times.
· Current licensure in the State of Ohio as a Registered Nurse required
· Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) required
· Minimum of 2 years of surgery experience required
· Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience preferred
· Basic Life Support (BLS) required
· Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required
· Verbal and written communication skills
· The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit
1. Coordinates an extensive departmental orientation for new employees including training them on all equipment within the department and educating all current staff on any new equipment.
2. Interviews and selects appropriate candidates with extensive orientation, departmental needs, and employee attributes in mind.
3. Check, monitor and trouble shoot all equipment before and after use to ensure availability and that it is in proper working order for next surgery or need.
4. Ensures appropriate employee skills are teamed together for appropriate procedures to facilitate surgeon preparedness, timeliness, and flow of surgery while ensuring the appropriate staff is then scheduled at all times to allow for last minute scheduling of surgeries.
5. Maintains involvement with patients through pre-admission testing, anesthesia, surgery, and PACU processes.
6. Handles all budgeting aspects for the department, including but not limited to: employee retention, marketing, surgical costs and outcomes, profit, etc.
7. Communicates with vendors for immediate or last minute supplies, arranges vendor selection/scheduling, and communicates updated lists of medical necessities for specific surgeries ensuring proper preparedness for surgery.
8. Acts as liaison between surgeon, staff and patient and fields all surgeon complaints, issues, and needs of concern and then works to resolve any issues and clarify any unclear communication between members of the healthcare team.
9. Has the authority and responsibility to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, discipline, direct, or recommend such actions by using independent judgment.
10. Completes and conducts employee performance evaluations based on direct observation of their employee's job performance.
11. Granted authority to perform the supervisory duties and are held accountable for performing such duties.
12. Maintains compliance in RQI.
13. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.