Foundation Health

  • Registered Nurse Manager - Perioperative Services

    Job Locations US-AK-Fairbanks
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2018 7:32 PM)
    Job ID
    Facility Name
    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    Position Type
    FA: Full Time
    New Grad
  • Overview

    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is looking for a Surgical Services Registered Nurse Manager in beautiful Fairbanks, Alaska. This Surgical Services Registered Nurse Manager position will join a dynamic Peri-Operative Department team.  The successful Registered Nurse Surgical Services Manager candidate will have at least 3 years of clinical experience relevant to the patient population and leadership experience. ACLS, PALS, BLS required. Knowledge of AORN standards and regulatory bodies required. Master's degree in nursing preferred. CNOR Certification preferred.


    Responsible for ensuring that quality care is coordinated and delivered to patients, through careful management of staff and other resources.  Demonstrates clinical expertise and provides leadership of clinical, financial, and personnel management of the assigned area(s).  Utilizes clinical management knowledge and experience to ensure the provision of high quality, safe, and cost effective patient care.  May provide direct patient care and is responsible for assessing, planning, and evaluating patients.  Generally reports to a director.   


    About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.


    Position available: 

    Full time, Exempt, 40 hours/week, Typically Dayshift 


    *Relocation, housing assistance and commitment bonus are available for experienced RN leaders! 



    1. Responsible for day-to-day staff management and administration for a unit or other assigned area(s). Daily staff management and administration includes managing staff timecards and schedules, appropriate new hire readiness/processing/partnering, staff FTE status changes, staffing levels, staff development and education, corrective action management, staff portfolio audits, staff education completion, staff timely staff termination processing, etc. 
    1. Plans and implements the overall nursing schedules, policies, procedures, and services for that area. Develops and maintains extensive knowledge of unit / department processes. 
    1. Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training and retaining clinical staff. Ensures that nurses are current in competencies, assessments, licensure, certifications, and other annual training. Demonstrates leadership through coaching, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and development opportunities to create a culture of learning. 
    1. May provide direct patient care. Drives and is accountable for adherence and improvement to quality of patient care delivered, and coordinates patient care services with patients, staff, physician leadership, and other departments. 
    1. Abides to departmental budgets, regulatory compliance, departmental contracts, and vendor relations. Determines and justifies needs for systems, equipment, and supplies purchases; monitors usage and oversees proper working order and stock supplies. 
    1. Leads change by developing, implementing and evaluating quality and process improvement initiatives of the department in conjunction with the director. Seeks and utilizes input from staff and oversees change implementation. Ensures compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies. 
    1. Ensures adequate and appropriate staffing levels and skill mix on a shift by shift basis. Schedules appropriately based on census.


    Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.


    NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.



    BSN within one year of obtaining the position. 


    Requires a current RN license in state of practice. BLS Required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.


    Must possess at least 3 years of clinical experience relevant to patient population. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills of specialty area. Requires strong people management skills and abilities.


    Requires critical thinking, communication, influence, decision-making, analytical, and flexibility skills to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes. Requires the ability to balance clinical skills with supervisory authority. Must have the ability to consider the ultimate impact of decisions on the unit/department. Must have the ability to practice skills according to department and professional standards and quality requirements. Requires New Leader Experience certification within one year.



    Master's degree in nursing preferred.


    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.



    DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)

    • Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
    • Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.
    • Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.
    • Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.
    • Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
    • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
    • May require periodic use of personal computer.


    Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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