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Nurse Manager - Surgery

Company: Virginia Mason Memorial
Location: Yakima
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

We are looking for a Surgery Nurse Manager to lead services at several Virginia Mason Memorial sites. More than 1,000 surgical procedures take place each month in the eight surgical suites on our main hospital campus, in two suites at our Ridgeview campus, and in four suites located at our ambulatory surgery center. We offer in-patient procedures, a post-anesthesia care unit and same-day surgery along with supporting multiple procedure rooms serving several specialties. The successful candidate will be proficient in surgical operations and lead patient centered efforts supported through data driven decisions. They will build teams through modeling humble, servant leadership in the pursuit of excellence. Excellent problem solving and communication skills are essential. ROLE SUMMARY The Surgery Nurse Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the department/unit. The Nurse Manager supervises nursing services that are delivered to each patient in accordance with quality standards and serves as a role model to staff and other employees. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the overall operation of the department/unit. Ensures the 24-hour staffing pattern for the unit meets the nursing needs of patients. Provides 24hour accountability by assigning designated resources (Assistant Nurse Manager, shift coordinator, educator, RN) to cover and meet the unit and shift needs. Ensures nursing care follows the nursing process, acceptable Standards of Care and Standard of Practice and WAC's. Reviews, oversees, and ensures complete and accurate recording of information necessary for meeting the patient's needs and for legal documentation. Ensures proper utilization of policies, procedures, techniques, and equipment on the unit, through teaching, supervision and evaluation. Encourages staff participation in hospital committees and facilitates attendance. Encourages staff to use critical thinking in problem solving and decision making. Determines qualifications, competence, and requirements of department personnel in the selection of new employees and monitoring performance. Collaborates annually with staff and peers in the formation, review and/or revision of nursing leadership, unit goals and objectives. Approves timecards for each staff member assigned to unit cost center. Develops and monitors the unit's yearly budget. Serves on appropriate hospital and Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) committees. Acts as a hospital representative on community boards. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Education: Associate's degree in nursing required; BSN preferred. Experience: Three years of nursing experience required. Licenses/Certificates/Registration: State of Washington (DOH) Registered Nurse licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required. ACLS and/or PALS certification requirement determined by department/unit. ABOUT US: Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM), part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20 primary care and specialty care locations. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. We are seeking employees with a passion for patients and customer service We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution), competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and continuing education and training. At VMM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported. Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by inspiring people to thrive, we can transform lives. Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." With such an important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you "Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."

Keywords: Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima , Nurse Manager - Surgery, Executive , Yakima, Washington

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