Marian Regional Medical Center , located in Santa Maria, CA, is nationally ranked among the top 10% in the nation for safety core measures in Cardiac Services and has the only comprehensive Cancer treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco. In April 2012, Marian opened its doors to a brand new state-of-the-art facility which houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day. Marian's new hospital includes 191 beds, expanded and enhanced Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, NICU and women's services.

Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.


About the Position

In keeping with Dignity Health and French Hospital Medical Center's healthcare philosophy, the Senior Assistant Nurse Manager of Surgical Services has responsibility and accountability for the Surgery Unit, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Sterile Processing, and other Dignity Health Initiatives as directed by the department Director or delegate. Maintains department policies and procedures in compliance with State and Federal laws and regulatory agencies. Coordinates, implements and improves the quality of care to patients of all ages. Manages and directs staff development, staff participation and department operations in coordination with other departments and physicians and surgeons. Practices effective personnel management in motivating and developing surgical services staff. Establishes goals and objectives, participates in intra and interdepartmental process improvements. Provides leadership and departmental direction and performs all duties using independent judgment, initiative and follow through. Responsible for fiscal goals of the department including staffing, productivity, cost containment, and other expenses and business development of the department.


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Selection process

Direct OR experience- scrubbing or circulating. Expert understanding of perioperative operations and clinical nursing. Experience with Joint Commission, CMS and DPHS surveys and standards Registered Nurse with a minimum of four (4) years of direct OR experience. Minimum of one (1) year experience as an Assistant Nurse Manager, or in an equivalent management capacity.

Experience with Joint Commission, CMS and DPHS surveys and standards Competent in Operating room. Training in circulating, scrubbing or RNFA 4 years of direct OR experience in an acute care setting. Or 3 years of Surgical Center experience if Full-Time RN Hospital OR experience is in the last 2 years. RNFA or CNOR Able to work collaboratively with physicians and surgeons.

Experience with Performance/Quality improvement. Develops, revises and ensures compliance with hospital/departmental policies/procedures, standards of patient care and professional practice acts. Serves as a role model by providing leadership expertise and serves as a clinical resource for assigned areas and for other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Contributes to the quality of patient care standards and outcomes. Conducts leadership rounding and coaching. Utilizes and promotes the use of Service Excellence Principles and AIDET as part of daily practices. Utilizes competency and leadership tools to document results. Assures continuity of care by working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team, patient, family and significant others. Assess and evaluates the clinical plan of care across the continuum.

Participates in hiring, coaching, counseling, and terminations for assigned areas of responsibility. Participates in the annual evaluation of the department and leadership direction in collaboration with the Department Director or delegate. Monitors patient care outcomes to ensure optimum utilization of Quality Improvement methodology, while maximizing utilization of all available resources. Supports quality improvement and utilization while balancing financial resources to achieve quality of care. Documents results as directed by department director. Participates in hospital and nursing committees and meetings as directed. Promotes compliance with hospital/departmental legal, safety, environmental, education, infection control and regulatory agency standards. Promotes staffing compliance and delivery of care, matching staff assignments with patient care needs.

Demonstrates compliance and understanding of Human Resource policies, procedures and programs. Assists Department Director to ensure fiscal responsibility and budget accountability. Monitors staffing to achieve productivity standards, making adjustments throughout the shift. Promotes stewardship by identifying potential savings in staffing/materials usage and brings to director's attention. Contributes to setting and achieving departmental goals and objectives that are consistent with the organization?s strategic business plan. Provides accurate and timely staff schedules. Contributes to the education of new staff ensuring timely completion of orientation, evaluation of department/role competencies, and provides ongoing feedback and support to new employees.

Ensures staff competency on new products. The statements above reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job. Communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. TQM, Green Belt, LEAN or other quality experience or certifications. Current CA RN License and Healthcare Provider CPR Certification required, CNOR preferred.

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Job ID 2018-49816

Employment Type Full Time

Department Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility French Hospital Medical Center

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Varied