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Nurse Manager - Operating Room

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Ketchikan
State:  AK

Bring your nursing leadership expertise to beautiful SE Alaska!

 

Make a difference in the community you serve.  Ketchikan, Alaska is perfect if you are looking for an outdoor playground, small town living and co-workers who will treat you like family. Relocation assistance is available!

 

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical center seeks to hire a Nurse Manager for our community to manage the coordination of activities in our newly renovated Surgical Services suite and Operating Room.  We have an experienced team and are invested in supporting our community.  Our ideal candidate has demonstrable experience with cultural transformation and team development, with strong communication and leadership skills in a dynamic environment.

 

In this position, you will be responsible for results including costs, methods and staffing for 24-hour nursing operations.  You will be responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance, including receiving assignments in the form of objectives and determining how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.

 

Just a few of the great things about Ketchikan:

  • Housing with world class views!  Ketchikan has some amazing housing deals, and no matter where you live the views are sure to be extraordinary.
  • Schools in Ketchikan are top notch.  The city offers educational alternatives with two charter schools and an alternative high school.  The island also has a University of Alaska Southeast campus.
  • Great access to the lower 48!  Just a 90 minute flight from Seattle, with many direct flights daily. 
  • Serve as an integral part of our community and work with an exciting variety of patients and cases – we treat everyone from pediatrics to geriatrics here on Ketchikan’s Surgical Services team!

 

Here's a great video about PeaceHealth and the community of Ketchikan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB9BAyyu8ys&feature=youtu.be

 

Top reasons to work with PeaceHealth:

  • Providing whole person care to Alaska, Oregon and Washington since 1890
  • Robust benefits package, including excellent health benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Relocation assistance
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Inclusive, Mission-driven company culture

 

Ready to apply? We look forward to hearing from you!

 

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nurse Manager - Operating Room for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 184326

 

JOB SUMMARY

Manages the coordination of activities on the nursing unit with responsibility for results including costs, methods and staffing for 24-hour nursing operations on a nursing unit (s).  Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance.  Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Demonstrate compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of Registered Nurse practice to provide individualized, safe and efficient care to patients with an interdisciplinary team and provide assistance to families and visitors.
  2. Responsible for 24-hour day-to-day operations of unit: supervision of personnel; staff performance and patient outcomes; staff procurement and retention; regulatory compliance; and patient care. Evaluate work performance and conduct annual performance assessments.  Delegate and coordinate responsibility for completion of departmental projects, tasks, and activities.
  3. Assist with the implementation of strategic initiatives for the department and identifies, assesses, and responds to issues and problems which affect ability to meet goals/objectives.
  4. Manage staffing levels required to provide optimum patient care within the limits of available resources. 
  5. Assure quality of care by aligning assigned unit (s) with the hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care; carry out adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; measure health outcomes against standards; make or recommend adjustments.
  6. Deliver financial results for area (s) of accountability.
  7. Maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with other departments and divisions; facilitating operational, quality, performance and change initiative implementation.
  8. May perform patient care duties.
  9. Develop and support clinical excellence, environment of care
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors or Masters of Science degree from an accredited school of nursing is required upon hire.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of leadership experience required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience in Pre-Op, PACU, Intra-Op, and Endo is required. 
  • Work experience which demonstrates progressive leadership responsibility i.e. in Charge Nurse or supervisory role.
  • Demonstrate competence in area of expertise.
  • Financial and budgetary knowledge and experience.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
  • Certification in clinical area and membership in related professional organization preferred.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire. 
  • ACLS may be required.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient in use of computer including MS Office applications.
  • Ability to manage complex operations and diverse personnel.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.

 

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

SE ALASKA:

  • BSN strongly preferred.  BSN required within three years of hire.

 

ALASKA PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.         
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.   
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more. Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail for more than 66% of the work time.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!

 

To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Ketchikan, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Alaska

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


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