The Operating Room Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who holds twenty-four hour accountability for the management of a defined area of organized nursing services or patient care unit within the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System. The Operating Room Nurse Manager is a professional nurse who holds twenty-four hour accountability for the management of a defined area of organized nursing services or patient care unit within the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System. A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is required and a master's degree in nursing or related field is preferred with two to three years of successful administrative nursing practice. Three to five years of Nursing management experience in the Operating Room is preferred. - The Nurse Manager holds the responsibility for implementation of the Vision, Mission and Values of the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System within his/her defined areas of responsibility. - He/she is engaged in administrative nursing practice characterized by both increased complexity of clinical decision making and enhanced skills in nursing management. - He/she provides leadership in day-to-day operations and input into the strategic planning process for the attainment of organizational goals. - The incumbent provides timely information regarding emergencies, unusual occurrences or issues that impact nursing practice or operations to the Deputy Associate Director Patient Care Services /Associate Director Patient Care Services. - He/she provides direct supervision of nursing personnel in their defined area of responsibility and evaluates their performance and competency. - The incumbent is knowledgeable concerning the disciplinary process and keeps his/her supervisor abreast of such actions. - The Nurse Manager is responsible for all issues that affect nursing including standards of practice, credentialing, training, functional statement, position descriptions, proficiency reports, performance appraisals, policies, procedures, protocols and competencies. - He/she ensures appropriate orientation, education and continuing professional development of nursing personnel supervised. - The Nurse Manager assumes responsibility for staffing and scheduling of permanent and supplemental nursing staff and ensures that assignments of the staff reflect their appropriate utilization, compliance with staffing guidelines, and The Joint Commission standards. - The Nurse Manager is fiscally responsible and participates with the Chief Nurse in planning and monitoring the budget for his/her area of responsibility. - He/she allocates available resources to promote efficient, effective, and customer focused nursing care. - The incumbent serves as a role model and coaches and supports staff in critical thinking regarding professional nursing practice. He/she fosters an atmosphere conducive to educational experiences for nursing and other students. - He/she promotes peer review. - The Nurse Manager has a responsibility to ensure an environment that is conducive to the recruitment and retention of highly competent nursing staff with diverse backgrounds. - He/she directs practice according to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice. - He/she is ensuring that nursing practice and operations are compliant with all applicable local, VISN, or National Standards, policies, Statutes and regulations. - He/she ensures that nursing practice is consistent with external standards such as The Joint Commission and internal standards such as the VA Performance Measures. - The Nurse Manager is an active member of the Clinical Management Team. He/she plays a key role in the ongoing systematic evaluation and improvement of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care and services as they affect patient outcomes. - The Nurse Manager works closely with the Chief Nurse in facilitating nursing research and involving staff in evaluative research activities within the designated area of responsibility. - The incumbent provides guidance and direction to the performance improvement process using best practice and guiding bodies to include, but not limited to Association of Operating Room Nursing (AORN), American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). - As a nurse leader, the Operating Room Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of Nursing Practice and Nursing Operations within his/her defined areas of responsibility. - He/she facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to high quality, cost effective and customer focused health care. - In addition, this registered nurse manager role, is also responsible and accountable for demonstrating the educational, experiential, and knowledge/practice-based competency requirements outlined in the nine (9) dimensions of nursing practice: *Nursing Practice *Quality of Care *Performance *Educational/Career Development *Collegiality *Ethics *Collaboration *Research *Resource Utilization Prefer Certification: CNOR Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 0730 to 1600. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement: Registered Nurse-Nurse manager, 0610-2/3.
Internal Number: 599263300
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