Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Nurse Manager, South Operating Room

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Perioperative Services
Salary Range
$89,793.60 - $143,416.00 annually; Commensurate with Experience
Variable Days, Variable Hours
Variable Days (including Saturdays), Variable Hours (Mostly Evening)
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

South Operating Room (Main OR) is a large 25-bed OR primarily an adult inpatient operating room with a small volume of outpatient procedures including: Cardiac/ Thoracic, General Surgery/Minimally Invasive/ Colorectal/Bariatric, Gynecology, Oral Maxillofacial, Neuro/neuro spine, Orthopedic/orthopedic spine, Otolaryngology, Plastics, Transplant, Urology, Vascular, Robotic (Urology/GYN/Oral), and Trauma. Surgical procedures on infants and children less than 18 years of age are also performed if the procedure requires specialized equipment found only at this location

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available 


The Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) is a registered nurse (RN) who is responsible for upholding excellence in the provision of nursing care through the implementation of the Profession Practice Model. The ANM, in association with the Nurse Manager, is responsible for the managerial and leadership functions within a patient environment. The ANM functions primarily on the evening shift, providing operational oversight, consistency and continuity within the South Operating Room.  The ANM partners with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with regulatory standards, and administrative and clinical policies and procedures. The ANM performs managerial activities, and demonstrates effective leadership behaviors including performing evaluations, creating and managing staffing plans, employee mentoring, coaching, and performance management. The ANM implements quality and safety initiatives, engages in process improvement, ensures adherence to bargaining unit agreements and human resource management. The ANM creates and sustains a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff.


The ANM’s decisions and actions are based on ethical principles as outlined by the American Nurses Association. The ANM practices in adherence with the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrators, the ANA Code of Ethics, the Oregon State Board Nurse Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). The ANM exemplifies the principles of the OHSU Culture of Safety Position Statement by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Operational Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Performance Improvement
  • Professionalism

Required Qualifications

  • ADN or BSN from an accredited school required
  • BSN for external candidates preferred
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (from AHA)
  • Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant clinical with strong charge nurse or other leadership experience in the Operating Room setting
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical Operating Room experience.  Experience in complex organization environments
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work as a team member in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Demonstrate effective communication in verbal, written, and electronic media
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple, conflicting priorities
  • Proficient with word processing, computational spreadsheet (e.g., Excel), and presentation software
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSN for external candidates preferred
  • Master’s degree in nursing or a related field
  • Nurse executive certification
  • CNOR
  • Additional Skills: professional accountability, collaboration and communication, adaptability, willingness to learn and teach, ability to give and receive respectful and constructive feedback, self-awareness, ability to translate verbal and non-verbal communication, self-directivity and establishing professional relationships.

Additional Details

Orientation length variable


*Bonus Disclaimer: Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Hillsboro Medical Center and current OHSU employees in the same role are not eligible for a hiring bonus.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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