Nurse Manager - Surgery
Company: Virginia Mason Memorial
Posted on: November 20, 2020
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.
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
- Responsible for the overall operation of the
- 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
- 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
- Ensures proper utilization of policies, procedures, techniques,
and equipment on the unit, through teaching, supervision and
- Encourages staff participation in hospital committees and
- 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
- Collaborates annually with staff and peers in the formation,
review and/or revision of nursing leadership, unit goals and
- Approves timecards for each staff member assigned to unit cost
- Develops and monitors the unit's yearly budget.
- Serves on appropriate hospital and Virginia Mason Memorial
- Acts as a hospital representative on community boards.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Education: Associate's degree in nursing required; BSN
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
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
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
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."
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