Catholic Health Initiatives Manager Perioperative Services (Days)-PACU in HOUSTON, Texas

Manager Perioperative Services (Days)-PACU


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Has responsibility and accountability for assigned perioperative services. Manage the delivery of patient care.

Major responsibilities include:

-- Clinical Management: Ensures the safe and effective delivery of quality nursing care.

-- Performance Improvement Research: Ensures compliance with established community standards of care and regulatory bodies.

-- Human Resources/Financial Management: Works to maintain a fiscally responsible department including efficient use of staff and resources.

-- Communication/Patient-Guest Relations: Provides a caring environment in support of CHI St. Luke's Mission and Values. Proactively strives and Supports excellence in customer satisfaction.

-- Professional Practice/Professional Development: Assumes a leadership role in development of a professional practice; empowers staff nurses in clinical decision-making.

-- Productivity: Monitors patient flow and staffing efficiencies.


Minimum Requirements

Licensure: Registered Nurse (RN) license as recognized by the Texas State Board of Nursing.

Minimum Experience

Bachelor's degree and minimum of three (3) years leadership experience OR

Five (5) years of leadership experience in the discipline OR

Master's Degree with no experience.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the coordination of patient flow throughout the perioperative services areas from admission to discharge.

  2. Consults in a variety of patient care situations requiring advanced competency and knowledge.

  3. Serves as a clinical resource for problem solving and Assists staff with patient related issues.

  4. Serves as a role model to develop staff competence in the delivery of nursing care.

  5. Responsible for cost effective operations and initiatives, including product evaluation, prevention of waste & damage, materials management, patient flow, control of overtime, & appropriate staff mix.

  6. Able to provide safe, quality care directly to a surgical patient as needed.

Continuous Quality Improvement:

  1. Facilitates unit-based performance enhancement program/projects & follows up with staff & Implements recommendations based on performance measures/outcomes.

  2. Supports and Participates in unit-based research projects based on performance enhancement data (i.e. infection rates).

Human Resource/Financial Management:

  1. Promotes philosophy of shared leadership and individual accountability.

  2. Encourages participation of staff in scheduling assignments and outcomes management.

  3. Coordinates staffing and Ensures staffing coverage to provide quality patient care within budgetary guidelines.

  4. Ensures cost-effective staff utilization. Assists in reassigning employees as necessary to improve productivity and/or to balance the workload. Evaluates staff and ancillary personnel as a resource consultant.

  5. Participates in the hiring process to include interviews and personnel recommendations; coaches & counsels staff; completes counseling documentation, as indicated.

  6. Assists the Director – Perioperative Services with the preparation & maintenance of the unit budget to include staffing responsibility, reviewing financial reports and materials mgmt.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Validation is required for the skills needed in the following areas for providing care in Post Anesthesia Care (PACU):

  • Hyperthermia Blanket; Chest Drainage Device; Endotracheal Tube (tube intubation, skin and oral care, suctioning, tube cuff care); Chest Tube Insertion; Resuscitation Bag; Mechanical Ventilation (volume and pressure, weaning); Pacemaker; Pacing (temporary transvenous and epicardial); Aterial Catheter; Central Venous Catheter; Airway Positioning; Endotracheal Tube and Tracheostomy Tube; Hand-off Report; Malignant Hypothermia; Venus Thromboembolism; Patient Assessment; Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation.

BLS and ACLS certification

Job Director/Manager/Supervisor


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0165346

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.