Currently looking for an experienced PACU Nurse Manager to fill the Unit Director opening at Emory University Hospital. Interested candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of Pre-op/PACU nursing experience in a peri-anesthesia setting as well as 2 years of previous experience in a Nursing Leadership position.

Responsibilities of the PACU & Pre-Op Holding Area Unit Director

  • Direct all aspects of management and ensures the provision of optimum patient care for a nursing unit; provides leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, procedures, strategies, and services for the unit.
  • Prepare, develop, and submit department budget to nursing administration for final approval.
  • Monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with fiscal constraints and explains any variances.
  • Direct the allocation of resources within selected areas through planning, budget process, analysis of statistical reports and other pertinent information.
  • Direct and supervise nursing staff.
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate continuous quality/ performance improvement to enhance clinical practice and administrative process.
  • Ensure the competence of department staff and their understanding of policies and regulations pertaining to nursing services; oversee the provision of care, and monitor staff compliance with organizational and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Develop and interpret departmental short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Meet with other staff members to discuss progress and to develop future courses of action.
  • Analyze departmental strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and constraints.
  • Identify measurable objectives and monitor progress toward the achievement of specified goals in keeping with operational standards.
  • Establish, revise, administer and communicate policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.
  • Communicate and monitor compliance with regulatory, licensing and accreditation standards.
  • Prepare staffing plan, review and approve work schedules to ensure adequate staff coverage around the clock.
  • Project staffing needs, interview and hire employees to fill vacant positions; resolve staffing issues.
  • Monitor patient care and analyze nursing care patterns and initiate quality improvement procedures to enhance patient services; ensure a safe, therapeutic environment.
  • Initiate patient placement to ensure the delivery of optimal nursing care and arranges for continuity of care when warranted by patient condition.
  • Direct the provision of personalized, coordinated quality services responsive to changing health care trends.
  • Coordinate and establish nursing care practices; use selected nursing practice theory as a framework for coordinating patient care and by providing theory based nursing practice information in unusual or complex patient care situations.
  • Work with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
  • Attend educational in-services as appropriate.
  • Participate in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Maintain records on departmental personnel activities and processes.
  • Use information systems to retrieve, implement, and retain essential records and services.
  • Maintain integrity and confidentiality of management and clinical information.
  • Actively participate in ongoing or ad hoc committees or task forces to identify and resolve patient care issues.
  • Direct development of priority competencies (technical skills, critical thinking, human relations skills) for each type of staff on selected areas within a clinical service line.
  • Support clinical research and conduct or participate in studies to improve clinical, educational and organizational performance within the clinical service line.
  • The peri-anesthesia areas provide service to patients undergoing surgical and endoscopy procedures receiving surgical, endoscopic, and radiological intervention.
  • Provide clinical and administrative leadership for nursing staff by developing, implementing, and evaluating programs, services, procedures, and quality nursing standards to ensure exemplary care for patients undergoing invasive procedures at City of Hope during all hours of operation.
  • Provide input and is expected to meet budget, revenue and expense targets.
  • Other aspects of this role include hiring and supervising employees, assigning work, coaching, evaluating performance, and completing corrective actions.
  • Demonstrate transformational leadership by creating and sustaining a healthy work environment that supports, furthers and promotes excellence in patient care, critical nursing practice and patient safety in a highly collaborative interprofessional practice environment.
  • Encourage higher learning/ professional development in staff by cultivating talent and supporting people in meeting their career goals.

Requirements of the PACU & Pre-Op Holding Area Unit Director

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Master's degree required.
  • Either Bachelor's or Master's degree must be in Nursing.
  • Must have current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia.
  • 5 years of Pre-op/PACU nursing experience in a peri-anesthesia setting.
  • 2 years of previous experience in a Nursing Leadership position.
  • BLS required. 

This is a management position
This is a full-time position

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