Nurse Manager - PACU


Job Number: 180000GO
Category: Nursing
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 866650 - Pacu-CUH
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • five (5) years current registered nurse experience, with two (2) years recent progressive nursing leadership experience required.
  • Requires BLS, ACLS, and current Texas RN license.
  • BSN required, MSN preferred.

Job Duties

Excellent Opportunity for a highly motivated Individual to join and assist in managing this busy PACU department in Dallas, TX. Candidates with PACU management experience of at least two years in a acute hospital setting required. Competitive salary and benefit package!

  • Collaborates with staff by developing and implementing an effective action plan to improve performance in the department.
  • Adheres and facilitates adherence by other personnel to all policies and procedures, code of ethics, JCAHO standards, and nationally recognized standards of nursing practice.
  • Reviews nursing assignments and revises as necessary to meet specific needs of patients and/or to ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Implements disciplinary interventions, including termination, as appropriate and in compliance with policy.
  • Participates in identification and resolution of physician, patient and/or family complaints.
  • Reports complaints and interventions to Guest Services and/or Department of Nursing in timely manner for adequate follow-up prior to patient's discharge.
  • Reviews schedule and staffing plan with other Department of Nursing personnel to ensure adequate coverage of patient care needs on daily shift or shift-by-shift basis.
  • Utilizes staffing guidelines and/or patient acuity system and employs most cost effective option in providing appropriate patient care.
  • Utilizes resources in manner which is appropriate and which optimizes resources for benefit of organization and patient population.
  • Identifies efficiency or cost saving ideas and reports same to DON and/or CNO.
  • Interviews and makes final decision regarding hiring of all nursing personnel for unit.
  • Implements disciplinary interventions, including termination, as appropriate and in compliance with policy.
  • Participates in development, implemetation, and evaluation of performance improvement activities.
  • Completes performance reviews and orientation evaluations of nursing personnel.
  • Implements termination of nursing personnel with approval from Chief Nursing Officer and/or Human Resources Manager.
  • Provides immediate counseling of nursing personnel, up to and including suspension, as appropriate.
  • Follows-up with accurate and timely written reports to Nursing and/or Human Resources Director.
  • Generates and/or supervises generated occurence reports as appropriate.
  • Provides appropriate and timely follow-up and submits to DON.
  • Conducts staff meetings and coordinates special projects, which may include educational activities, research projects, recruitment, and interdisciplinary and hospital committees.
  • Collaborates with nursing staff and Nurse Educator to meet educational needs of current nursing personnel.
  • Promotes personal and professional growth of all nursing personnel by allowing opportunities for active participation in unit-based activities and appropriate patient care.
  • Seeks out opportunities to teach.
  • Develops unit's annual capital and operational budgets with assistance from nursing administration personnel.
  • Completes payroll editing at end of payroll cycle and maintains attendance records.
  • Provides and supports efforts to develop teamwork between all nursing personnel, employees and staff.
  • Facilitates timely return of specialty equipment.
  • Participates in routine and special care conferences.
  • Demonstrates ability to function in charge role.
  • PACU Management experience.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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