Nurse Manager-WellSpan Health and Surgery Center-Perioperative Services

Hanover, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 51507

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Under the general supervision of the Director-Operations,  manages the daily operations and work activities of professional nursing and nursing support staff .  Areas of responsibility will include the prep and recovery areas as well as the GI, OR and interventional pain suites of this new ambulatory surgical center in Hanover PA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are essential job accountabilities:

   1   Recommends staffing levels as per professional organizations’ staffing guidelines.  Structures an adequate staffing mix of competent personnel for all shifts by supervising and approving the development, preparation, and maintenance of staffing schedules that meet department/unit needs and ANA staffing principles.

   2   Ensures that appropriate nursing standards and practices are developed and implemented as a result of research and non-research findings.  Maintain established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental, and infection control standards as per National Patient Safety goals, agency, and state regulations.

   3   Identifies patient/client needs and develops quality programs to meet those needs; uses outcomes data to direct quality improvement action plans. Encourages staff to resolve patient/family concerns in a timely manner, and assists staff when necessary.

   4   Monitors all high risk and complicated cases; ensures appropriate nursing interventions are implemented.

   5   Initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions using a Just Culture model and as per the System’s Human Resources policies.

   6   Ensures staff education in appropriate communication to protect patient confidentiality. Advocates social/professional equity among staff; promotes culturally congruent patient care.

   7   Acts as a role model/mentor to charge nurses and staff; creates an empowered shared decision-making environment; promotes staff participation in Shared Decision-making activities; establishes a vision/goal for succession planning.

   8   Consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.

The following are common expectations:

   9   Interviews applicants with staff to select best match for patient population and unit culture; evaluates staff performance; monitors continuing education, oversees the competency testing of staff (as applicable) and orientation.

10   Develops budget(s) for the department/unit/entity and allocates funds within budget(s) to accomplish objectives.  Monitors variance against budget(s).

11   Ensures that unit strategic plan, vision, and goals are aligned with the System/nursing strategic plan, vision, mission, and goals; Acts as liaison between nursing administration and medical staff; Assists the staff in establishing and maintaining positive, constructive communication in a collaborative model between other units/departments within the System when solving issues.

12   Coordinates and integrates services within the department/service line/entity, with other departments/service lines/entities, and with the System's primary functions.  Participates in the selection of outside services (if needed).

13   Continuously assesses and improves the department/service line/entity/System's performance.  Maintains appropriate quality control/assessment programs (if applicable).

14   Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population; Assesses and interprets age specific data for patient population and oversees the delivery of appropriate age specific treatments.

15   Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; knowledge of the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.

16   Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, conferences, professional organizations and workshops.

17   Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Required Skills

RN license in Pennsylvania

Bachelor's degree required

3-5 years of experience in a Perioperative area:  Prep/Recovery/GI/OR/Interventional Pain

Proven nursing leadership experience

Prefer experience in an ambulatory surgical setting

Required Experience

3-5 years of experience in a Perioperative area:  Prep/Recovery/GI/OR/Interventional Pain

Proven nursing leadership experience

Prefer experience in an ambulatory surgical setting

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

The borough of Hanover was settled in the mid-1700's as part of York County and is known for its fertile land and productive farming community. It is geographical located 19 miles southwest of York, Pennsylvania and 54 miles northwest of Baltimore, Maryland.

Because of its proximity to Maryland, South Hanover is a popular hometown for commuters and their families. The appeal is the affordable housing prices, reasonable Pennsylvania cost-of-living and pleasant community lifestyle. With convenient routes leading north, south, east and west, one can chart and easy route to major East Coast cities.

Hanover is a hotbed of activity for business growth and development. Visitors come to enjoy performing arts, outdoor recreation, museums, festivals, farm fresh flavors and microbreweries. Several major food and snack brands make Hanover their national headquarters. (Patient population: 15,500)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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