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ASC RN Manager( PACU)

Company: The Polyclinic
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

This position is eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus!

The First Hill Surgery Center in Seattle, WA is seeking an ASC RN Manager ( PACU).

The Pre-OP/PACU Manager supervises and coordinates activities of personnel in the pre-operative, PACU, and post-operative areas. Ensures adherence to policy, procedure and schedule. The Manager is responsible to oversee workflow and is a link between staff and the FHSC Leadership.



Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree preferred

Associates degree in Nursing will be accepted


Current license in Washington State as a Registered Nurse

CPR certification required

ACLS certification required

PALS certification required


1. Three to five years' experience in a Pre-Operative/PACU Manager area. R.N. position in an Ambulatory Surgery Center setting preferred

2. One to two years charge, Managerial or management experience preferred.

3. Nurse staffing experience in an Ambulatory Surgery Center setting required.


1. Extensive knowledge of community standards related to ambulatory surgical center quality assurance.

2. Extensive knowledge of and experience with emergency code teams in a hospital or ambulatory setting.

3. Extensive knowledge of medical procedures performed in various physician specialties.

4. Strong communication skills.

5. Strong organizational skills.

6. Strong leadership skills.

7. Basic keyboarding and computer skills.



1. Physicians with FHSC privileges

2. Nursing staff

3. Administration

4. Other department managers


1. Patients

2. Regulatory agencies

3. Other health care providers

4. Professional societies


1. Flexibility to work additional hours as needed.

2. Good oral and written command of the English language.

3. Regular attendance of five days per week is required.

4. Must be able to effectively cope with typical job stress.

5. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Managers and peers.


Works with the Director of Nursing to, hire, and maintain qualified staff to achieve patient safety and satisfaction as well as budgeted FTEs. Works with Director of Nursing to provide ongoing in-service education and monthly staff meetings. Provide ongoing support and supervision of surgery staff, to include coaching, motivation, competency assessment, and annual review. Works with Director of Nursing to give feedback and complete performance improvement plans. Maintain staff schedules, approve vacation requests, and document attendance for each employee. Complete staff pay role weekly and work with pay role department to respond to staff queries related to pay. Directs the day to day activities of the Pre-Operative/PACU area up to and including being part of the patient care activities. Plan and organize Pre-Operative/PACU workflow, and ensure necessary equipment and supply needs are met. Works with the Director of Nursing to troubleshoot and analyze processes/systems to improve quality/efficiencies. Participate in the surgery center quality assurance program. Work as a team member with physicians, administration, nursing staff, and other managers in all of departments both internal and external. Review and investigate incident/accidents/adverse events occurring in the Pre-Operative/PACU area and notify Director of Nursing in a timely manner. Direct CPI initiatives with the support of Director of Nursing. Participates in policy and procedure creation, review and update in collaboration with the FHSC Director of Nursing Act as a role model in providing customer-based service. Act as a role model to maintain high morale and job satisfaction among staff. Manage patients in the Pre-Operative/PACU setting with patient safety and satisfaction being the goal Be involved in the development, training and education for new procedures within the Surgery center. Be a member of the safety committee and educate staff on safety policies in conjunction with the FHSC Director of Nursing. Be Responsible for oversight of workflow in the Pre-Operative/PACU area, and notifies the FHSC Director of Nursing of any delay which may impact work flow. Assists with staff and clinical needs i.e. providing breaks, ensure coverage for lunch breaks, late cases, and staffing shortages, as required. Monitors to ensure that the clinical area is maintained properly i.e. equipment cleaned and functioning properly. Assist with maintaining proper inventory levels and cost containment. Assist with employee orientation and ensuring preceptor coverage is available for new staff. Maintain oversight of Pre-Operative/PACU RN documentation, including log verification, and participate in audit activity. Ensure appropriate communication between the Pre-Operative/PACU and the OR suite. Manages bed assignments and patient transfers to and from the OR. Has oversite of patient discharge activity and participates in the development and maintenance of discharge instructions in conjunction with the FHSC Director of nursing. Perform other related duties as assigned.

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 Vaccination status

Full COVID- 19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UHG will adhere to all federal and local regulations as well as client requirement and will obtain necessary proof of vaccinations prior to

Employment to ensure compliance

Employees are required to screen for symptoms using an approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe.

Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a worksite building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Interested in learning more about the healthcare field? Let's talk about our Patient Services Representative opportunities and your career growth!

Benefits Overview

* Health, vision and dental benefits
* Paid time off
* 401k
* Life insurance
* For additional provider (Physician, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner) benefits click here.

Keywords: The Polyclinic, Seattle , ASC RN Manager( PACU), Executive , Seattle, Washington

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