Associate Manager, Surgical Services

    March 21, 2023
    Portland, Oregon
    Job Type


    Associate Manager, Surgical Services - FT Days


    Portland, OR, US

    Salary: USD $126,000 – $131,000 / yr

    Job description

    The Surgical Services Associate Manager is responsible for providing support and assistance to the Manager for the daily operations of surgical services of that center including OR, SPU/PACU and Endoscopy. The Associate Manager reports to the Manager of Surgical Services. The Associate Manager manages personnel, provides safe and cost-effective care, ensures a safe environment, and supports an efficient and cooperative interdepartmental workflow in the departments. The Associate Manager will assume specific project accountabilities as delegated by the Manager of Surgical Services.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    Effective management of unit operations: Assists the Manager to maintain a process of identifying, evaluating and implementing cost structure improvements to develop a basis for assessing overall cost effectiveness in units. Undertakes appropriate planning of same regarding effective deployment of resource allocations, staffing/acuity system through continuous evaluation, revision and communication (written and verbal) of unit staff matrix and resources. Maintains effective collaborative physician/colleague relationships to achieve financial targets.

    Personnel management: Assists Manager with recruitment and hiring of staff. Provides leadership and direction in support of the organization and department goals and objectives on the front line. Conducts performance appraisals. Counsels employees and acts on disciplinary problems. Develops and maintains staffing patterns for the units. Assists in the coordination and leadership with the Manager of Surgical Services in leading staff and UBT meetings.

    Monitors compliance of staff with employees requirements.

    Quality assurance/improvement: Develops and updates policies, procedures and standards of care for the units and monitors compliance with those standards. Supervises and assists in the delivery of patient care. Develops and achieves departmental goals and objectives in support of Surgical Services. Coordinates inter-departmental and intra-departmental problem resolution. Serves as a resource to other departments in area of specialty.

    Assists in maintains compliance with regulatory standards: Prepares for local and inter-regional survey.

    Develops orientation plans for new hires to unit.

    Assists in coordination of in-service for all surgical services.

    Works with educator to develop and mentors preceptors.

    Develops work plans as necessary.

    Assists in coordination of training/in-service on all new equipment or new procedures for surgical services.

    Works with educator to plans annually competencies and coordinates annual competencies for all areas of responsibility.

    Performs other duties as assigned.


    Basic Qualifications:



    Minimum three (3) years of RN clinical experience in OR and/or PACU, L&D, CVL, GI.

    Minimum two (2) years of demonstrated staff leadership or advance nursing practice role.



    High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.


    License, Certification, Registration

    Registered Nurse License (in the state where care is provided)

    Basic Life Support


    Preferred Qualifications:


    Minimum five (5) years of demonstrated knowledge in Surgical Services area of clinical experience.

    Previous leadership experience.

    Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related field.



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