Job Summary Directs, coordinates and controls the multi-disciplinary activities for patients undergoing surgical intervention in a safe environment. Responsible for the interpretation, direction and evaluation of nursing practice to promote safe, efficient and therapeutically effective nursing care throughout the Center. Demonstrates the primary goal of providing surgical services that exceed customer expectations and improve clinical and financial operations. Responsibilities and Expectations The following description of the job responsibilities and performance expectations are intended to reflect the major responsibilities of the job, but is not intended to describe the minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions Planning - Formulate and implement nursing philosophy and objectives consistent with the stated goals of the Center. - Develop policies, procedures, and staffing essential to the achievement of the philosophy and objectives of the Center. Review and revise these in collaboration with the Administrator, the nursing staff and the professional staff, keeping up to date on current trends in nursing practice and patient care. - Evaluation of programs and patient care activities. - Responsible for continued compliance with government regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies. - Assures documentation of patient care to meet criteria dictated by legal practice, state and federal health standards Personnel Administration - Develop an organizational structure, assigning responsibilities and delegating authority that will facilitate safe, effective and efficient care for the surgical patient. - Provide leadership and support in developing and maintaining effective relationships with the center staff and the medical staff. - Establish, maintain, analyze, and evaluated standards of nursing care within the Center in compliance with professional nursing standards and recommended perioperative procedures. - Responsible for collaborating on standards of performance with the ancillary support services. - Recruitment, retention, evaluation and supervision of nursing personnel. - Maintain awareness of professional issues at the local, state, and national levels that impact the delivery of nursing services and health care management. - Initiates and/or supports activities to control costs. - Responsible for ordering, receiving, storage and distribution of medical supplies and drugs, including monitoring usage and adjusting stock levels according to the needs of the Center. - Make recommendations for medical supplies and equipment purchases to the Administrator, based on the evaluation of new or improved products. - Oversees all aspects of the quarterly inventory, including counting, pricing and extending pricing. - Delegates administrative responsibilities to another staff R.N. in his/her absence with notification to the Administrator. - Assumes administrative responsibility of the Center in the absence of the Administrator. - Is available for guidance, counseling and support as needed by the nursing staff. - Provide and supervise nursing orientation programs and staff development as needed. - Reduce chance of nosocomial infection by directing attention to infection control and environmental safety practices. - Supervise collection of all required records and reports. - Holds individual employees accountable for assigned responsibilities and individual goals and performance expectations through annual performance evaluations and conferences. Quality Improvement - Serve on the facility Quality Improvement Committee with regard to issues concerning nursing practice. - Establish, maintain, and evaluate quality control studies within the operating room, pre-operative area and PACU in collaboration with the Administrator to improve the services these departments provide to others. Personal Development and Professionalism - Identify areas, which require additional reinforcement through education, consultation, or practicum. - Maintain patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy. - Follow the Center''s professional conduct and dress code policy. - Communicate effectively and courteously with visitors, physicians and their office staffs, patients and employees. - Attend all mandatory in-services and meetings. - Attends annual Safety and Competency education session - Act in accordance with the vision, mission and business of the Center.