Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, the Unit Manager is accountable for the effective management of human, financial and physical resources within the Surgical Suite, including the Post-Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU). This front-line management position is expected to provide daily operational and clinical leadership to ensure quality care within the department by following unit policies, procedures and goals. Excellent organizational skills are required to provide daily coordination of a busy surgical suite of 12 theatres and 18 bay recovery areas. This position works closely with a team of front-line managers’ therefore excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to ensure that consistent standards, goals and objectives are met and communicated to all members of the interdisciplinary team. Monitoring and organizing the workflow and efficient delivery of patient care through staff scheduling, assignment of work duties and performance management are essential elements in this position. As a member of the management team, it is expected that the development of strategic plans, process improvement initiatives, development and implementation of operational plans will be required. It is expected that the Unit Manager will serve as a role model and will incorporate evidence based, best practice into daily operations. The ability to effectively manage team culture is essential creating an environment of respect and caring.
Classification: Unit Manager
Department: RA-Surgical Suite DTC Adm-EDM
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Posting End Date: 20-JAN-2020
Date Available: 30-JAN-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $36.68
Maximum Salary: $62.91
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Current registration with the Colleges & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required. Current CPR (BCLS-HCP). Minimum of 2 - 3 years current operating room experience associated with leadership experience as a Charge Nurse or an Assistant Head Nurse in a high acuity OR. Strong organizational and leadership skills are required and should include a demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to build confidence in others. Ability to manage in a highly organized and rapidly moving environment. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to collaborate within the expectations of an integrated team. Ability to demonstrate communications skills that promote respect and a positive team environment.
Additional Required Qualifications:
A strong track record in establishing and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is necessary. Effective teamwork, conflict resolution, change and resource management skills are essential, incumbent should have effective interpersonal and written communication skills. Advanced computer skills including experience in Microsoft Outlook, Office and email.
Completion of a Peri-operative nursing course/certificate. Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) Certification in Peri-operative Nursing.