ASC Manager
The Management Trust - Puyallup, WA

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Practice Summary

Puyallup Surgical Consultants is a successful and growing 8-provider regional urology and general surgery group with a centralized office and ASC in Puyallup, WA. We are looking for an experienced ASC Manager who wants to work full-time in a professional and congenial setting. The ASC is a M-F operation with no travel or weekend surgeries. Compensation and benefits are commensurate with job skills and experience.

Job Description

SUMMARY: Responsible for the successful management and operation of Surgical Center. Provide physicians with all of the resources and services necessary to meet the needs of patients and meet the financial objectives of the practice and group.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develops proper clinical procedures that ensure patient safety, comfort and quality. Develops appropriate admission and discharge procedures and assures that pre-admission criteria are appropriately met. Develops innovative techniques & processes that enhance the delivery of care, patient experience and reduces cost, and implements them as applicable. Evaluates ongoing patient care and reports significant patient problems to appropriate team members. Collaborates with Human Resources to ensure personnel policy development and communication to staff to achieve consistency in labor and employee relations. Manager is responsible for the staffing, scheduling and labor management of all PASC staff and staffing agency within the PASC. Responsible for the provision of care and PASC patient flow for all current services and all new services. Serves as resource and role model for staff. Plans, evaluates, recommends and implements new initiatives when appropriate. Selects and hires employees according to established guidelines. Completes the performance appraisal process (including goal development) and any work plans: introductory period and the annual review, monitors, coaches staff on an ongoing basis in accordance with applicable performance standards. Assures compliance with all Clinic policies and procedures and governmental regulations pertaining to: • chair the PASC safety committee and is responsible for the reporting and staff education. • controlled substances and legend drugs, including sample medications. • infection control. • Patient confidentiality. • CPR, ACLS, safety and risk management in collaboration with Clinic Safety Coordinator and HR. • quality improvement and quality assurance. • emergency codes and evacuation. • professional licensure. • DOH, Medicare JCAHO/AAAHC, MQC and all other voluntary and regulatory requirements. Responsible for the safe operation of and maintenance/repair of the PASC equipment, devices and other hard assets. In conjunction with the medical director, completes data preparation for the peer review process and provider credentialing services within the PASC. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, employees, managers, and physicians. Maintain a clean, aseptic environment complaint with all regulatory standards.

Assists with the development of patient education material. Supports and promotes a positive image of the practice when dealing with patients and others inside and outside the organization. Monitors patient service feedback and contributes to the process of resolving complaints and service issues. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, preferably with a Baccalaureate or Masters degree in Nursing. Additional education in healthcare management is preferred.

Experience: • Minimum two (2) years nursing management experience in an operating room setting.
  • Experience obtaining and maintaining Medicare certification through AAAHC or JCAHO.
  • Managed or implemented electronic health records in a ASC setting.
Certifications: ACLS as an RN.

  • Maintain skills as an operating room nurse.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and physicians.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to calculate figures related to medication dosages, and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentages and area.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes ability to push, pull and lift patients and/or equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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