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Manager - Surgical Services, Astoria, OR

Columbia Memorial Hospital


Astoria, OR

June 10, 2017

Administers, organizes, integrates, and evaluates the activities of Perioperative Services. Responsible for formulating and administering policies, plans, budgets, and programs for the Department. Monitors effectiveness of surgical services in relation to objectives and costs. Responsible for coordination between surgeons, anesthesia, operating room, and post anesthesia care unit, same day services, and central sterile. Is also responsible for staff training and supervision, performance evaluations with improvement plans as necessary. Possesses the technical skills to act quickly, knowledgeably, and appropriately in any situation that may occur. Maintains knowledge of compliance with regulatory standards.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of/Skill/Ability to: A thorough knowledge of nursing principles and procedures; knowledge and skills in techniques of good patient care. Knowledge of AORN standards, practices, and recommendations. Must be able to read and write English, as well as speak and understand English

License/Certification: RN currently licensed with the Oregon State Board of Nursing in good standing. Current BLS, ACLS, CNOR certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.

Education and/or Experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s Degree, MSA, MHA and/or MSN preferred, or equivalent experience required. At least 5 years of satisfactory acute care hospital experience and two years supervisory and/or management experience required. Previous satisfactory Surgical Services experience relevant to the patient population of this hospital. A thorough knowledge of nursing principles and procedures; knowledge and skills in techniques of good patient care. Must be able to read and write English as well as speak and understand English. May need to assist with staffing for short term needs such as lunch relief, vacations or illness. The person must be dependable regarding attendance, self-motivated with excellent communication skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance Works inside. Walking and standing much of the time while on duty. Long shifts necessary at times. Occasional lifting and transferring patients. Subject to occasional physical and emotional stress within a fast-paced environment. Pushes/pulls loaded adult stretchers, beds, wheelchairs, crash carts and equipment carts. Transfers patients to/from cars, stretchers, beds, chairs and ambulates as necessary. Tolerates bending, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling for 8 – 12 hours (shift dependent). Lifts or carries up to 50 lbs.

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