SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital

Nurse Manager - Outpatient Surgery

Position Summary:

The Nurse Manager provides leadership and overall responsibility for the management of the Operating Room and Ambulatory Surgery Center. Provides guidance and direction to subordinate staff and for organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling activities for the care of patients, the development of personnel, compliance with regulatory and professional standards, strategic planning and the fostering of interdisciplinary collaborative relationships. Oversees formation and usage of the budget, implement of standards of care and standards of practice. Maintains twenty-four hour accountability for all activities in unit.

This position allows for flexibility in determining priorities, programs, and procedures within the framework of SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital Healthcare's mission and the Hospital's goals and objectives. Assumes responsibility for communication with the medical staff.


Job Specifications

Minimum Education: RN licensure in the State of Missouri

Preferred Education: Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing

Minimum Experience: 5 years clinical experience in the Operating Room. Clinical experience in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) as well as experience as an Administrator of an ASC is required.

Preferred Experience: 5 years Management experience

Working Conditions: May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Exposure

to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness). Subject

to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency

and crisis situations. Subject to irregular hours.

Physical Requirements: Occasional prolonged standing/walking. Occasionally lifts,

positions, pushes and/or transfers patients. Occasional

reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.

Skills and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice acquired through graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

Extensive knowledge and skills in the application of the techniques and practices of the nursing profession.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of professional and non-professional nursing personnel.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, patient, families, and physician.