Job Description

RN Manager - OR

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

The Perioperative Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse who is empowered to direct the delivery of personalized, comprehensive care to patients throughout the perioperative process.  They are responsible to provide leadership to licensed and unlicensed staff through delegation of duties and coordination with other disciplines, as well as provide for required education and training.  It is their responsibility to provide guidance and direct interaction with patients, their caregivers and their families as it pertains to their experiences in dealing with perioperative staff members.

Manages and oversees the coordination of educational activities encompassing clinical / non-clinical service activities in conjunction with the hospital education department.

1. Assessment/Practice Standard:

  • Practices and promotes positive peer and guest relations

  • Develop and implement department work processes to improve efficiency, foster cooperation among co-workers, maintain cooperation between departments and increase patient and staff satisfaction

  • Takes prompt measures to prevent and address performance and behavior problems

2. Education:

  • Active participation in education related continuing education programs

  • Act as a clinical resource for staff and related disciplines in the care of the perioperative patient

  • Supports the perioperative staff to develop, implement and facilitate educational activities

3. Planning Care:

  • Coordinates and directs the perioperative patient care operations

  • Schedules and monitors assignments, provides coverage to staff during absences, vacations and/or high patient volume times.

  • Completes staff schedules and changes, assures adequate staff available to deliver care.

4. Implementing/Managing Care:

  • Manages personnel effectively, and analyzes workload and skill requirement to meet care needs for shift

  • Participates in and promotes quality improvement

  • Ensures adherence to perioperative nursing/AORN/ASPAN/AAMI/ONS/ standards of practice. The standards of practice establish a framework for monitoring care given and products used

  • Serves as a consultant to the perioperative department staff, patient or caregiver regarding patient advocacy and delivery of safe, competent, and quality nursing care

5. Evaluation:

  • Supports and assists with the development and actualization of the Perioperative Services Department goals, strategic plan and KPI’s

  • Acts as an advocate and coordinator of patient care with other health care personnel and evaluate patient care measure instituted

  • Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies

  • Documentation of pertinent statistics related to unit activities

  • Responds quickly to patient loyalty survey complaints and provides follow up information to Patient Relations

  • Responds quickly to variances in care and provides follow up information to Patient Relations

  • Ensures compliance with applicable regulatory standards

6. Leadership:

  • Manage costs while rendering quality care,

  • Actively involved in and accountable for establishing and maintaining the budgetary process.

  • Recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for correction

  • Complies with policies addressing safe working conditions

  • Demonstrates active participation in PI processes: Responsible for performance improvement as it relates to perioperative nursing. Documentation of pertinent statistics relative to the department

  • Supervises all personnel within the perioperative department in performance of their role and position description

  • Contributes to the hiring and termination decisions

  • Provides counseling and training, addresses disciplinary problems and appraises performance

  • Active involvement in committees

7. Conduct:

  • Represents the interests, ideas and concerns of the staff and the facility to administration in order to maintain a collaborative and supportive working environment

  • Able to make independent decision

  • Demonstrates flexibility by adjusting schedule as unexpected problems arise

Education/Experience Level

  • Graduate of an accredited program of nursing-Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is required.

  • Three years previous management experience-healthcare preferred

  • Active Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in Georgia

  • Current BLS certification

  • Current ACLS certification

  • AORN or ASPAN certification preferred

  • Three to five years of operating room/PACU preferred

  • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to interact with a wide variety of individuals and handle several complex situations simultaneously

  • Demonstrates the willingness and ability to research learn and obtain knowledge for the performance of the position

  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize critical thinking and apply sound clinical judgment and assessment skills for decision making

Pay Range

$85,309.53 - $140,431.20

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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