Surgical/Critical Care Nurse ManagerApply
Department: Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC)
Competition No.: 14035-M
Salary Information: The salary range is $59,517 to $92,996 per annum (Specialist/Professional Phase 2). Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: This position oversees all aspects and management of nursing care and is responsible to enhance operational efficiency and maximize use of staff resources within the Surgery, Anesthesiology and ICU units of the Veterinary Medical Centre. The Nurse Manager is also responsible for teaching veterinary student surgery labs and is the instructor for the veterinary technology program students in this portion of their program. In the absence of the Medical Technical Services Nurse Manager, is responsible to coordinate nursing care within those units as well.
Nature of Work: This position reports to the VMC Director and is a member of the Management Team. The position requires relationship building, judgment, and discretionary decision making. The work is high volume and decisions ranging from the mundane to critical are required on a routine basis. A high level of concentration is required for continuous planning and dealing with multiple projects with competing priorities. This position also acts as an interface between service requirements and available resources. Subject to some heavy lifting and disagreeable factors including unpleasant odors, frequent interruptions, dress code and traffic pattern restrictions.
- Establishes nursing care standards and provides an environment within which staff can deliver quality patient care. Responsible for the development and implementation of nursing philosophy, objectives, policies, quality assurance, and resource allocation.
- Supervises VMC technical staff within the anesthesiology, critical care/ICU, and surgery units guiding staff in initiating and obtaining the goals of patient care.
- Serves as a clinical resource person in the surgical suites
- Works in conjunction with the Materials Management Manager to develop and implement protocols and procedures for the Hospital Supply and Processing Department (SPD) according to AORN standards.
- Develops, implements and maintains efficient work schedules for staff while ensuring adequate coverage at all times.
- Teaches third year veterinary student surgery labs, instructs veterinary technology students in this portion of their program, and plans/directs the surgical orientation and development of fourth year veterinary students and surgical residents.
- In conjunction with the Medical Technical Nurse Manager, coordinates nursing care for the hospital and provides coverage in each other’s absence.
Education: Graduate from an approved School of Nursing, registered to practice or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA). This position fulfills all nursing practice hours required to maintain licensure with SRNA. An undergraduate degree in nursing will be considered an asset.
Experience: A minimum of five years of operating room nursing experience Administrative, supervisory, and teaching experience is essential
Skills: Demonstrated supervisory, administrative, budgetary and personnel management skills, as well as comprehensive knowledge of hospital environment; ability to direct and evaluate the work of others; proven effective management, organizational, problem-solving, and decision making skills; highly effective interpersonal skills (verbal and written); and effective skills in planning, prioritizing, and goal setting.
This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.
Applications will be accepted until filled.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Lori Lorenzo at 306-966-7106.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.