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Assistant Nurse Manager - Operating Room

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

If you are an experienced Operating Room Nurse with an interest of moving your career into management, PeaceHealth has an excellent opportunity available!   


We are recruting for an Assistant Nurse Manager to join the O.R. leadership team at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.  This is new position that will work collaboratively with our leadership team to oversee our 18 Suite OR at our 450-bed medical center with a level II trauma center.  This is a full-time, exempt, position.  


We can offer you:

  • The latest technology that includes 2 new XI DaVinci robots and a new MAKO robot for total knees and hips
  • 18 state-of-the-art surgery suites that include 2 open heart surgery suites and an additional Hybrid OR Suite   
  • Surgeries that include: open heart, trauma, neuro, ortho, vascular, thoracic, plastics, robotics, ENT, eyes, and general surgery
  • A great O.R. leadership and clinical education team
  • A healthcare system on its Pathways to Excellence Journey
  • Great pay and benefits package
  • Relocation Assistance and a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!


Vancouver, Washington is located across the river from the Portland [Oregon] metropolitan area. Enjoy big city life or the serene countryside with easy access to an abundance of recreational and cultural amenities.   Enjoy the benefit of no state income tax.


Req ID: 192866



The position is responsible for providing managerial assistance to the O.R. Nurse Manager.  This position is directly accountable to the Nurse Manager and is responsible for support in the following areas:  hiring; staffing and scheduling; orientation; performance assessment; budget monitoring; maintaining and establishing patient care standards; policies and procedures. 



Demonstrates compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of Registered Nurse Practice to provide individualized, safe and efficient care to patients and assistance to their families and visitors.  Proactively implement measures to promote a safety climate on the unit, considering the inter-relationship of people, tools and environment in which are is provided.
Provide leadership, management and communication skills to department.
Assist Nurse Manager in planning, recommendation, and implementation of clinical service delivery.  Recommend policy changes which enhance nursing ability to achieve top quartile performance.
Assist Nurse Manager with the staff supervision, counseling and documentation of personnel actions.
Assist Nurse Manager with the evaluation of work performance and performance assessments.
Promote, establish and maintain open communication.
Assist Nurse Manager with budget monitoring.
Assist with the supervision and direction of the department Clinical Educator.
Performs other duties as assigned.



Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. 
BSN required or actively enrolled in program with a targeted graduation date w/in 3 years of date of hire. 


Minimum of three years applicable nursing experience required.  Experience in ortho or neuro O.R. desired. 
Two years leadership/supervisory experience preferred. 
Charge nurse experience within the last two years. 
Financial and budgetary experience.


Current WA State Registered Nurse licensure.
Specialty certification preferred.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire. 
ACLS and/or ENPC may be required.


Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office applications.

Requires skills in the process of continuous adaptation.
Ability to address generation conflict in workforce applying a philosophical understanding of servant leadership.
Ability to adjust instructional methods to match learning styles, education and training plan and tailor environment to incorporate nursing students and faculty into the clinical unit culture.
Ability to identify care patterns or systems thinking which leads to the most effective patient outcomes.
Knowledge and application of tools for quality & safety (e.g. A3, 5S) and monitors patient outcome at the patient and unit level to achieve top quartile performance.
Ability to apply interventions at patient and unit levels which promote evidence-based practice, staying current with nursing literature.
Ability to apply “holism” in nursing as application of body, mind and spirit as a total unit acting together in nursing care delivery and patient need for care.


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.  
Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of 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. 


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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: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Annual Salary starts at $100,360, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington


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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Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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