Surgical Services Manager

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POSITION: Surgical Services Manager




Directs the operations, programs, and activities of the surgical unit by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs actions toward supervision of nursing care given to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with Surgical Services according to nursing principles.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Provides for safe transportation of all patients to and from Surgical Services Department.
  • Verifies availability of all supplies required for correct operation of the department. Obtains supplies per PAR levels.
  • Supervises and oversees sterilization process.
  • Supervises clinical aspects of Central Service Department.
  • Supervises care of OR suite and equipment to ensure cleanliness, sterility and operational ability of all items.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Directs all safety measures to prevent accidents, harm or injury in any way to patient, staff or equipment.
  • Controls traffic to avoid infection.
  • Verifies that proper temperature, humidity, ventilation and lighting are maintained to provide a comfortable work environment.
  • Assists surgeons in operations through provision of qualified staff; formulates schedule which provides staff available for all procedures.
  • Assures presence of Circulating RN for all cases.
  • Assigns personnel; delegates specific duties and tasks.
  • Provides and controls supplies and equipment needed for successful operation of the Surgical Services Department. Directs and delegates control of inventories to ensure proper amounts available.
  • Verifies that narcotics and controlled substances are counted and locked, per hospital policy.
  • Supervises care and cleanliness of equipment and supplies to ensure good working conditions.
  • Evaluates needs for new or different items in regard to present and new trends or needs of the department.
  • Oversees and directs Operating Room schedule for physicians.
  • Oversees CRNA/Anesthesia schedule to ensure proper staffing.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Idaho
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications.
  • Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the operating room.


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