Perioperative Nurse Manager Job Description
The time right before, during and immediately after surgery is the perioperative period. A perioperative nurse manager is responsible for care delivered during that time period.
Perioperative nurses care for patients in a pre-op prep area right before surgery, in the operating room (OR) itself or after surgery in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). A perioperative nurse manager may be responsible for one of those clinical areas, or she may manage the entire perioperative suite.
While most perioperative nurse managers work in traditional hospitals, many have accepted positions in free-standing surgery centers, clinics and physicians' offices.
A perioperative nurse manager balances patient care requirements with available resources to promote the best possible outcomes. To achieve this goal, he oversees personnel, quality, service, business growth and financial solvency.
According to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, a healthy perioperative team is made up of members who communicate, collaborate and respect each other's expertise. The perioperative nurse manager creates a culture that promotes these qualities.
According to Pay Scale, a perioperative nurse manager with 1 to 4 years of experience can expect a median annual salary of $61,989 to $79,318. With 10 to 19 years of experience, the salary range is from $68,180 to $89,145.