Nurse Manager, operating Room

University of Washington Shoreline, WA
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to apply for the job! Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding leadership opportunity for a Nurse Manager, Operating Room.

Harborview (HMC) is the level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center and regional burn center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. HMC is owned by King County, governed by a county-appointed board of trustees and managed by the University of Washington (UW). Harborview serves as one of the training sites for the UW School of Medicine and is a public/safety-net hospital for our diverse community. We provide high quality, state-of-the art advanced health care for people from all walks of life.

The Nurse Manager has 24-hour accountability and responsibility for managing one or more nursing unit(s) to provide safe, efficient and quality patient centered care. The Nurse Manager directs and coordinates all activities of the patient care unit including:

* plans, implements, and evaluates unit programs to meet

specific patient care needs,

* selects and supervises unit staff,

* plans and manages the unit budget, and

* provides leadership to promote professional practice.

The Nurse Manager represents the unit staff and provides

leadership in the Division of Nursing and the Medical Center as a whole through

participation in the decision-making process, support, and development of

policies and programs.


I. Patient Care Management:

Promotes creative approaches to patient centered care based on the

dynamic health care delivery environment and nursing practice standards.

Assures that all staff function within the appropriate scope of practice and

that nursing process is utilized in planning and delivering care.

Initiates mechanisms to resolve problems related to patient care and

nursing services and arrives at timely, appropriate solutions.

Contributes to the development of patient care standards by promoting

and participating in unit, departmental and medical center programs/committees

(e.g. Risk Management, Health and Safety, Quality Assessment and Improvement).

II. Quality Assessment & Improvement:

Develops and maintains a monitoring and evaluation process designed to

effectively use resources to improve the quality of care and services provided

on the unit. Participates in development and implementation of quality

assessment and improvement programs across units/specialties.

III. Safety:

Coordinates interdepartmental efforts to facilitate a safe environment

for patient care.

IV. Personnel Management:

Manages personnel for unit including selection, hiring, orientation,

scheduling, coaching, staff development, evaluating, counseling, and

recommending appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.

Promotes clinical and managerial leadership and professional development

of the health care team through such means as role modeling, delegation of

duties, guidance, teaching, and effective communications. Maintains a unit

climate which fosters job satisfaction and professional growth.

V. Team Building/Communications:

Develops and maintains relationships with unit staff, medical directors,

departmental managers, interdisciplinary patient care teams, and hospital

administrative staff to ensure coordination of activities, programs and


VI. Financial Management:

Prepares operating and capital budgets for the unit compatible with

Medical Center objectives.

Monitors overall unit performance to ensure compliance with appropriate

standards, resources, and productivity targets and manages within the allocated


Identifies and explores ways to develop a cost-effective environment and

establishes accountability within the unit for cost-effective delivery of

nursing care.

VII. Leadership:

Directs and coordinates all activities in a patient care unit which

includes planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all activities for

optimal unit effectiveness.

Participates in departmental policy development and interpretation for

members of the health care team.

Investigates and implements change based on sound principles of

management practice to advance departmental and hospital objectives.

Evaluates and assumes responsibility for the outcomes of management

decisions and institutes appropriate corrective actions as needed.

Contributes to the development of the Nursing Management Team on an

individual basis and through group process.

VIII. Professional Development:

Demonstrates professional responsibility and leadership through

participation in hospital, University and professional activities.

Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth through pursuit

of work related experiences and educational opportunities.REQUIREMENTS:Requirements include:

Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Several years professional OR nursing experience to include at least one year in management; supervisory; or lead role (such as Assistant Nurse Manager).

Desired backgrounds include:

MSN degree.

CNOR certification.