• Practices interactive management techniques to strengthen the autonomy of staff. Serves as a role model.
  • Facilitates staff involvement in unit performance improvement initiatives to develop/improve patient outcomes/standards.
  • Able to achieve positive conflict resolution.
  • Participates in recruitment/retention activities on both a formal and informal basis for all levels of staff. Acts to minimize vacancies and turnovers.
  • Engages in ongoing self-evaluation of competency, leadership skills, decision-making abilities, and professional judgment. Uses feedback for learning/growth.

Fiscal Performance/Productivity

  • Assures availability, readiness, safety, and cost-effective use of equipment and supplies.
  • Makes weekly staff assignments.
  • Organizes and coordinates effective use of supplies, equipment, and time.
  • Personnel are scheduled/utilized/adjusted based on competency, changing environment/needs, and cost effectiveness. Responds appropriately to variances (assignments, budget, and skill mix).
  • Manages own time. Able to prioritize and organize needs/demands. Delegates appropriately and effectively. Accountable for deadlines.
  • Participates in budget development/management. Action plans developed/implemented to decrease costs/use of supplies and improve utilization.


Set yearly on evaluation.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Orders (Required to Operate):

Clinical equipment, computer, printer, and copier.

Prerequisite Preparation

Education/Professional Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current state nursing license
  • S. in nursing preferred
  • CNOR certification preferred


Five years’ experience with progressive responsibility within an operating room setting.