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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Nurse Manager provides oversight of ASC clinical departments (Operating Room, Pre/Post Op, Sterilization) through strategic planning, as well as day-to-day operations.  This role is critical in ensuring Center’s Morals and Standards are implemented in the office and followed through by all employees. Key responsibilities include: budgeting oversight, providing leadership to staff of nurses and technicians, and continually assess and revise policies and procedures to improve the surgery center’s services.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Leadership

  •  Directs and supervises employees engaged in the ASC operations.
    • Hires, trains, and evaluates employees in consultation with Human Resources, supervisor and the doctor.
    • Manages employee performance to ensure that employees’ skills meet and/or exceed the expectations of the position they hold.
  • Assure staff is appropriately oriented and trained, including BCLS, PALS, ACLS, infection control, HIPAA and Corporate Compliance.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the sites have adequate coverage/staffing with consideration to facility budget, patient flow, and physician expectations.
  • Builds relationships of trust between the doctor(s), staff and the company and advocates for the needs of the doctor(s), staff and the company.
  • Identifies and develops process improvement plans.
  • Conducts monthly staff meetings.
  • Projects to employees and maintains a positive & solution driven demeaner towards the systems, processes and changes in healthcare delivery.

ASC Operations

  •  Assures patient safety, comfort and quality in conjunction with Practice Administrator, Medical Director and the Board.
  • Coordinates quarterly governing board meeting and follow through on board’s initiatives.
  • Develops the clinical budget, policies, reports (block utilization, turn-over times, OR efficiencies for physicians and staff), variances, cost-per-case analysis, equipment pricing, vendor supply negotiations with the Management Team.
  • Manages surgery schedule including verifying all necessary equipment is available for surgeries, ensuring all patient clearances are received and coordinating daily flow with all staff.
  • Provides staff with required educational programs and competencies for maintenance of strong clinical skills.
  • Maintains case logs, pathology logs, QI/PI logs, variance reports and incident reports.
  • Maintains ASC’s policies and procedures for continued compliance with CMS certification, Accreditation, CLIA-Waived lab requirements and state licensure. Coordinates with ASC consultants regarding updates to policies and procedure changes.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Quality Improvement Committee and Medical Executive Committee, working closely with the Medical Director and Practice Administrator.
  • Develops and implements an effective Infection Control Program.
  • Measures patient satisfaction, identifies trends, and opportunities for improvements.
  • Manages maintenance and repair of all OR equipment, med-gas, sterilizer and generator.
  • Manages the environment of care by developing, implementing, and monitoring processes to reduce and control environmental hazards and risks, preventing accidents, injuries, and maintaining safe conditions for patients, staff, and visitors.
  • Works closely with Medical Director of the ASC and seeks guidance as needed concerning medical practice standards and physician interactions.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable government laws, rules, regulations, and Company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Required
  • Masters of Science in Nursing Preferred
  • MBA or Business Degree / Certifications a Plus
  • Active South Carolina State Nursing License
  • Membership (or at least familiarity) with AORN and APIC & CDC Standards

 

SPECIFIC SKILLS

  • Positive demeanor
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to proactively address issues in an objective manner
  • Excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively delegate
  • Ability to accepts responsibility and be accountable for the actions and success of the office

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Walking, sitting, standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 30 pounds and be able to twist, turn, bend and stoop

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • ENT office environment
  • Travels between the assigned offices
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