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Assistant Nurse Manager, Operating Room
Mercy Healthcare | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Job Description

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

1. Assess condition of patient and or situations.

1.1 Assessment of patients condition documented appropriately on initiation of patient care.

1.2 Data relevant to the patients care is recorded on appropriate document before care of patient is released.

2. Plan and organize professional services (evaluated by chart review, patient care conferences, and observation).

2.1 Nursing care plan is based on patients current problems and is congruent with medical plan of care or surgical and procedural intervention.

2.2 Plan of care includes identified problems and nursing interventions.

2.3 Plan of care includes measurable goals as developed with the patient and family.

2.4 A teaching plan is evidenced in the plan of care.

2.5 Plan of care is updated as patient condition and needs change and as patient moves through the surgical or procedural environment.

2.6 Work is prioritized according to patient needs and unit activities.

3. Implement and/or perform professional services according to policy and procedure (evaluated by chart review, QA reviews, observation, care plan review and patent assignments).

3.1 There is documentation that the care given is in accordance with the written plan of care and it complies with patient care standards as written in the particular area.

3.2 Nurses notes reflect use of the nursing process.

3.3 The patients physical needs are being met.

3.4 The patients psycho-social needs are being promoted.

3.5 The patient is being kept as physically comfortable as his condition and surgical and procedural permits.

3.6 The patient is in a safe environment.

3.7 Provides opportunities for formal and informal teaching to patients and families. Documents teaching activities in the medical record.

4. Evaluate effectiveness of services provided.

4.1 Patient response to therapy is documented.

4.2 Patient response to teaching is documented.

4.3 There is a written current discharge plan where appropriate.

5. Demonstrate effective and accurate verbal and written communication.

5.1 Significant information is reported verbally to appropriate persons.

5.2 Pertinent information is concisely an legibly written in.

5.3 Listens in a participatory manner by looking directly at the person speaking, observing body language, facial expression and indicating by words and understanding of the senders message.

5.4 Sends effective messages by speaking for self, not others.

5.5 Directs message to appropriate person using a well modulated voice and acceptable language.

6. Participates in organizational activities by demonstrating completion of the following.

6.1 Participation in at least 80% of staff meetings.

6.2 Presentation of at least one inservice/year.

6.3 Current national certification in an approved medically related program.

6.4 Participation in at least one department committee or special project

6.5 Completion of ACLS course.

7. Demonstrates effective unit management.

7.1 Evaluate the assessment, planning, and implementation of nursing care by staff members.

7.2 Staff assignments depict patient acuity and appropriate skill level of nurse or tech.

7.3 Proposes solutions to identified problems utilizing appropriate resources.

7.4 Reports appropriate information to oncoming staff or relief personnel.

7.5 Looks ahead at surgery and procedure schedules at least once a day to evaluate future staffing and equipment needs in particular area of responsibility. Reports needs to Materials Coordinator and follows-up on procurement.

7.6 Assures readiness and appropriateness of procedures or care of areas of responsibility by making frequent rounds and/or checking with staff personnel providing the direct care.

7.7 Participates in recruiting, interviewing and retaining staff to maintain appropriate skill mix.

7.8 Evaluates the work performance of staff members involved in provision of care in area of responsibility. Communicates with and cooperatively evaluates performance of staff members where participation by staff is in more than one area.

7.9 Reviews schedules and assignments for appropriate staff coverage and skill mix, makes changes with Schedule Coordinator or Director.

7.10 Demonstrates support for administrative decisions in written and verbal communications.

7.11 Serves as a resource for areas providing like or similar services in the surgical services departments.

8. Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors of specific age groups to include neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

8.1 Demonstrates knowledge of the changes associated with aging.

8.2 Demonstrates ability to provide care based upon physical, psycho-social, cultural, safety and other age related factors.

8.3 Demonstrates ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs.

Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

Licensure: RN in state of Oklahoma

Experience: Five years of procedural experience in the OR

Certifications: BLS & ACLS certified. Required certifications must be current before assigned to care for patients independently.

Preferred Certifications: CNOR preferred

We'll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.



Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

About Mercy Healthcare

Since 1993, Saint Margaret Mercy has offered the most advanced wound treatment for people with chronic non-healing wounds. The Wound Healing & Prevention Institute at Saint Margaret Mercy is a comprehensive outpatient treatment center designed to complement a primary physician's services in the treatment and prevention of chronic non-healing wounds. The comprehensive treatment plan is individualized for each patient and includes the following elements that are critical to wound healing and prevention: Comprehensive wound specific assessment Diagnostic testing Vascular assessment Nutritional assessment Infection control Wound debridement Edema control Pressure relief Advanced topical wound therapies Patient, caregiver and community education Our team of specialists have been trained in state-of-the-art wound management and have achieved a level of expertise unmatched in the region. Our multidisciplinary team includes professionals with the following backgrounds: General Surgery Infection Disease Internal Medicine Nutrition Orthopedic Surgery Podiatry Vascular Surgery Wound Specialist Registered Nurses and technicians In addition to comprehensive wound management, we offer the following services:

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