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Assistant Nurse Manager Surgical Services - Full Time at Penn Medicine Princeton Health

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Job ID: 159722
Category: Management/Leadership
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Full Time, Days

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is in search of a full time Assistant Nurse Manager to join our Surgical Services Team in the main OR. A background in general/robotic surgery is highly preferred.


  • A professional Registered Nurse who is responsible for the direct supervision of nursing staff which is accomplished by: maintaining open lines of communication with staff, physicians, and management; providing resource information as requested and overseeing the delivery of safe and clinically competent nursing care that is evidenced based.


  • The Assistant Nurse Manager follows the standards of the OR Registered Nurse (Job Code 5028) within the defined job position related to the cost center.
  • Responsible for the day to day managerial functions of the unit, under the direction of the Nurse Manager. Includes interviewing and hiring; counseling employees and follow through of the disciplinary process, with appropriate documentation; completing performance appraisals in a timely manner and being actively involved in assuring completion of the staff schedule.
  • Acts as a role model and mentor for staff in the procedural setting. Responsible for clinical practices on unit as demonstrated by creating patient care assignments which address patient acuity and staff skill set; supervising and acting as resource for staff and routinely evaluating appropriateness of care rendered by staff with follow up as needed.
  • Maintain open communication with staff via scheduled shift meetings; maintains good relationships with other departments, physicians and their practices and nursing units. Promptly and effectively resolves problems and complaints to best serve our patients.
  • Supports the Nurse Manager in development and growth of procedural specialties to ensure appropriate selection training and communication.
  • Communicates with physicians / offices for procedural needs
  • Works with vendors to ensure proper instrumentation and supplies are available.
  • Supports the value analysis process within the terms of the organization to better meet the needs of the patient.
  • Assists procedural educator and Nurse Manager in planning formal orientation program for new staff by assigning preceptor for orientee, following up on orientation goals following the AORN standards and Peri-op 101 guidelines.
  • Responsible for personal development by planning and implementing annual goals and objectives, in conjunction with Nurse Manager’s input, to assure maintenance of clinical competency and enhanced knowledge of managerial concepts. Supports Nurse Manager in guiding and directing staff in a competent and professional manner.
  • Promotes effectiveness of risk management, hospital and regulatory compliance on the unit, by appropriate education, investigation and enforcement of hospital and regulatory policies and procedures in these areas.
  • Collaborates with Nurse Manager and Educator to promote staff development and assure optimal patient outcomes. Actively participates in Peri-operative leadership meetings and assures communication of changes to the staff.
  • Supports customer service and patient/family/physician satisfaction.
  • Maintains strict standards of confidentiality with staff, patients, families and Nursing Administration.
  • Participates in various committees and task force as assigned.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Registered Nurse - NJ (Required)
  • Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) preferred
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) preferred

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) required or in pursuit of Previous experience working as a surgical nurse Member of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) preferred
  • 2+ Years of experience in general robotic surgery (Preferred)

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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