Nurse Manager of Operating Room

    December 12, 2023
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Job Type


    Manager Operating Room, FT


    Honolulu, HI, US

    Salary: USD $139,600 – $180,620 / yr

    We are offering a $10k sign-on bonus. There is also the potential to earn up to a 10% bonus based off the annual salary. The amount is based primarily off the performance of the medical center.

    Job Summary:

    In collaboration with Anesthesia and Surgical Services (SAS) management team, participates in developing, planning, implementing of departmental goals and objectives. Assess, plans, implements, evaluates, and ensures optimal patient care is delivered to surgical patients according to established standards of care provided during all operative phases of process. Provides and supports functional direction through effective leadership and Quality Improvement principles to ensure quality patient care and employee satisfaction. Plans, directs, and supervises daily operational activities of assigned staff in Operating Rooms. Serves as a liaison between supervisors, physicians, nursing personnel, patients/families and other departments to direct smooth transitions of patient care activities during perioperative experience. Coordinates departmental activities to ensure optimum patient care. Directs flow of Surgical Schedule. Supervises assigned staff.


    Basic Qualifications:


    Minimum two (2) years of supervisory or charge nurse experience.

    Minimum five (5) years of related nursing experience.


    Bachelor’s degree in nursing OR RN with three (3) years nursing management experience.

    License, Certification, Registration

    Registered Nurse License (Hawaii) required at hire

    Basic Life Support from American Heart Association

    Additional Requirements:

    Knowledge of healthcare regulations, licensure requirements, and risk management principles.

    Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, conflict resolution, decision making, customer service, group process facilitation, influence, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, quality management, systems thinking, team building, written communication, organizational theory, and leadership.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    O.R. management experience.

    Master’s degree in nursing, healthcare administration, education, or related area.

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

    Required (non-negotiable)

    •HI RN license.

    •American Heart Association BLS.

    •5yrs of RN current/recent experience in periop, must have main OR experience, preferably at a tertiary hospital. No surgery center experience will be accepted.

    •2yrs of Supervisor or Charge Nurse experience plus a BSN. If no BSN then candidate needs to have a minimum of 3yrs of Nurse

    Management experience.

    •Required licensure/certs/education: Hawaii RN, BLS, BSN or 3yrs of Nurse Management experience.

    What are the nice-to-have skills?

    Preferred (not required)



    •Management experience in a union environment.

    Describe how this position fits in your organization.

    This position will manage the Operating Room Department at our Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center located in Honolulu, HI. It is a 16 OR suite plus 1 procedure room. We currently have 1 DaVinci Xi and expect to have another by the end of 2024. There are approximately 80 direct reports, they average 400 cases/month. In addition to general surgeries, this medical also performs hearts, spine, and neuro surgeries.


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