Nurse Manager-Operating Room

    December 12, 2023
    Los Angeles, California
    Job Type


    Nurse Manager - Operating Room


    Salary: USD $181,400 – $225,000 / yr

    Sign-On Bonus eligible position!

    Eligible for Sign On Bonus or Relocation Plan

    Eligible for annual Bonus

    Eligible for annual Merit increase to base salary

    Outstanding benefits plan

    Job Summary:

    Manages 24-hour departments providing patient care services. Ensures staff provide high quality, accessible, cost-effective care, and patient focused services to members across the continuum, which comply with local, state, and federal requirements. Develops and maintains clinical standards of care and practice; responsible for all resource budgeting, selection and development.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    Manages the operations of 24-hour departments that may be at multiple locations. Ensures Assistants and staff provide the highest quality of care and are following the Nursing Practice Act, The Joint Commission, federal, state, and local requirements.

    Establishes, implements, and maintains patient care and service standards to meet members and internal clients expectations.

    Designs and evaluates processes to improve systems and patient care results across the continuum of care.

    Develops and monitors budgets for the appropriate use of human and material resources. Monitors financial performance and identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of care/service.

    Determines the appropriate staff mix for department and develops processes to screen, interview, hire, train, and maintain the competency of all department staff. Ensures on going staff development. Manages and resolves human resource, employee and department safety, and risk management issues.

    Develops, implements, and monitors departmental policy and procedures which support the organizations goals and business objectives and ensures they are met.

    Oversees and develops standards of care and standards of practice, directs fiscal management, and quality improvement activities.

    Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

    Basic Qualifications:


    Minimum four (4) years of clinical nursing experience related to clinical area of specialization as required by department, including four (4) years of management, supervisory or leadership* experience.


    Graduate of accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree in nursing, or master’s degree in nursing earned through a direct entry MSN program.

    License, Certification, Registration

    Registered Nurse License (California) required at hire

    Basic Life Support

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Two (2) years of management experience preferred

    One (1) year of Magnet/shared governance experience preferred

    One (1) year of managing in a bargaining environment preferred

    Masters degree preferred.

    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    • CNOR preferred.

    What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements of this position?

    MUST HAVE CURRENT CA RN license, regular not Temp status

    MUST HAVE BS degree or higher (prefer CNOR)

    Must have a minimum of 3 years in an inpatient (Not just ambulatory) hospital OR setting

    Must have circulating/scrub RN experience in last 12 years

    What are the nice-to-have skills?

    Must have some RN Management experience in OR setting, inpatient hospital unit

    Prefer experience in a union hospital environment.

    Prefer teaching and/or training and/or Preceptor experience

    Describe how this position fits in your organization.

    Department Manager has overall responsibility for entire team, reports to Director

    Asst. RN Managers report to Manager - line staff report to Asst. Manager

    Patient care in the OR in emergencies

    What is exciting about this opportunity? Please include team and company culture.

    Outstanding management team to support this role, award winning programs.

    Ability to promote into Director opportunities in future.


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