University Health Care System Nurse Manager - Operating Room in Augusta, Georgia


The Nurse Manager is the first line manager designated as the leader for specific cost centers, its patient population, and assigned nursing staff. As such, he/she has 24 hour accountability for all patient care activities, unit operations and staff functions. Reports directly to the Director. Must be creative, resourceful, independent, and possess a high degree of initiative to function with minimal supervision and guidance.

The Nurse Manager is responsible for ensuring that the hospital’s mission to provide clinically excellent patient care, coordination of care, discharge planning, service excellence, and cost-efficiency be achieved. Insures that legal, professional and institutional policies, regulations and standards are met.

The Nurse Manager is a registered nurse with advanced knowledge and skills in coordinating and providing care for patient population served within assigned areas. Functions with limited supervision utilizing independent and collaborative judgment in decision making. Demonstrates leadership and problem solving skills. Accountability is measured by performance standards, unit goal achievement, performance improvement and patient safety activities, direct observations and budget management.

The provision of nursing care will be provided in an environment that embraces maximum participation by the staff nurses, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the ANA Practice Standards. Embraces shared governance nursing organizational principals by serving on and allowing staff to serve on nursing councils as participant or leader so that outcome, goals and objectives of nursing are achieved.Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, cultural sensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.


Education:Graduate of school of nursing required.BSN requiredLicensure/Certification:Current licensure in the State of GeorgiaAll areas require BLS certification.Oncology Nurse Manager requires Chemotherapy certification and ONS.Certification in respective area is preferred.Critical Care requires ACLS.NALS/PALS certification required as appropriate.Experience:Three years of experience in nursing required, five years preferred. One of the three years nursing experience needs to be in the specialty area (i.e. M/S, Critical Care, Peds, Maternal/Child, Oncology, Neuro, etc.) in which the Nurse Manager role will be administratively responsible. Two years of experience in a Nursing Leadership position required.Knowledge, skills, abilities:Demonstrate excellent knowledge of current nursing and patient care practices and ability to applyDemonstrated excellent leadership skills to manage people through counseling and teaching, to delegate, and to hold accountableDemonstrate ability to relate to and to communicate with all levels of personnel, management, physicians, families and others.Philosophy of health care and nursing is compatible with that of the institution.Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, and manage staffing to meet financial and quality outcomes on a short term (shift by shift, daily) and long term basis.Demonstrated ability to manage the care of designated patient populations so that desired outcomes (clinical, service, and financials) is achieved.

Physical Demands:

Standing for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours)Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as neededSitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your headSight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditionsOlfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smellsHCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies

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Job ID2017-5821


Department6351 - Surgical Svcs Administration

ShiftDay Shift

FT/PT/PRNFull Time

RecruiterMac McCord