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Nurse Manager, Pre-Op and Recovery

Anchorage, AK, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time


The Pre-op , Endo, PACU manager,  manages and coordinates the peri-operative clinical and other pre-op, pacu activities in order to provide quality patient care.  Uses the Ethics Committee to address ethical issues in patient care.


The Pre-op , Endo, PACU manager  is a registered professional nurse who is responsible for the supervision and administration of the pre-op and post op patient flow on days, evenings, nights, and weekends, working in cooperation with the Nursing Management Staff. 

-Demonstrates an awareness of hospital and departmental practices that reflect JCAHO and Quality Improvement standards and performs all work at a level to meet these standards. 

-Responsible for assessing on a daily basis the overall qualities of pre and post-operative nursing care being provided including appropriate written documentation of all activities. 

-Manages -pre and post operative patient care and assigns peri-operative nursing care functions based upon the nursing process and in compliance with the hospital and Nursing Department Standards of Practice and Standards of Care. 

-Responsible to see that patient care services are provided for patients from newborn to geriatric with appropriately trained staff and manages all resources including the services of the anesthesia providers, physician private scrub, ANP, PAs, outside vendors and product representatives, visitors and observers.

-Responsible for staffing the Pre-op, PACU, and Endo areas and, taking into account staffing guidelines, skill mix, and patient acuity. 

-Additional responsibilities include participation in performance evaluations of personnel, motivating, teaching and assisting nurses and staff members in providing intra-operative nursing care. 

-Actively assists the Nursing Directors in daily planning related to problem solving, departmental improvements and budgeting. 

-Supervises the obtaining of needed supplies and equipment from departments that are closed.


LICENSE REQUIRED:  Registered Nurse – State of Alaska

CURRENT?    Y    N

CERTIFICATIONS:  BLS,  Required; ACLS ,PALS Required                        

CURRENT?    Y    N


EMPLOYEE HEALTH:     CURRENT :                       PPD                 Immunizations                          Fit Test




PACU, Endo, Pre Op, PAT:  Population Served

 Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) served:  Pre and Post Operative interventions, including but not limited to: Cardiovascular, neuro, thoracic, GI, GU, GYN, orthopedic, skeletal/ muscular conditions and diseases, etc.

  • All Populations
  • Patient with Communication Needs
  • Patient at the End of Life
  • Patient in Isolation
  • Precautions
  • Patient in Custody



Skills:  Nursing:  RN -

!     Performs age specific  assessments for pre-op, intra-op, and post-op  procedures

!     Assesses age specific safety issues and implements appropriate safety devices pre-op, intra-op, and post-op procedures

!     Interprets patient data pre-op, intra-op, and post-op procedures.

  • Infant (Newborn -1 year)
  • Child/Pediatric (1-12 years)
  • Adolescence (13-18 yrs)
  • Adult (19-65 yrs)
  • Geriatric (66 + yrs)



q    Less than high school
q    High school or GED
q    Vocational/Technical
  • Min req: graduate of Accredited 2 year/Associate Degree Program-RN
q    4 year/Bachelor Degree
q    Post Graduate Degree
  • Knowledge of State of Alaska law, Nurse Practice Act, Federal/CMS regulations and  Joint Commission standards
  • Knowledge of specialty equipment and tools: See Education / Competency Grid
  • Other: Current BLS, ACLS, PALS
  • Min  3 years experience in an perioperative setting like, endo, pacu, pre-op
  • Current Alaska RN license

Alaska Regional Hospital
Facility: Alaska Regional Hospital
Job ID: 01406-6233
Category: Directors and Managers
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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