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Manager, Cardiac Operating Room

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  76752



Facilitates and manages ongoing department operations, including quality management, customer experience, fiscal, and human resources processes. Supports and ensures comprehensive cardiac patient care services are provided that support the integrity of the family system and patient care team. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe cardiac patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Bachelor of Science in nursing


• Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Professional Nursing Certification required upon hire or within one year of hire


  • Two years of experience in management/administration


• Master’s degree in nursing, business, management, or other healthcare related field • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) based on department-specific recommendation


  • Must possess excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Team partnering
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem solving
  • Listening
  • Staff development
  • Time management
  • Physician relations
  • Fiscal management


Clinical Behaviors

  1. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
  2. Maintains an understanding of clinical pathophysiology as relates to improving competency  and care.
  3. Acts as a clinical resource for patient population in area.
  4. Maintains ability to assist with clinical care.


Professional Development Behaviors

  1. Attends educational opportunities of minimum 18 hours job-related education per year.
  2. Establishes sound CHOICE council structure for individual unit.
  3. Fosters collegial relationships between team members and across departmental boundaries.


Leadership Behaviors

  1. Demonstrates fiscal accountability in budget preparation, monthly analysis, and compliance to budget guidelines.
  2. Establishes departmental goals and leads unit to achieve them.
  3. Manages staffing effectiveness.
  4. Rounds proactively throughout unit to identify and react to escalating concerns of potential or actual conflict, seeking resolution and incorporating service recovery.
  5. Develops and maintains relationships with leadership in other departments to ensure appropriate resources are accessible for clinicians.
  6. Executes implementation plans for system and unit changes.
  7. Engages departmental leaders to achieve unit goals and  projects.
  8. Focuses time and attention on key retention activities.
  9. Understands the CAN program and educates assistant nurse managers and staff.
  10. Is responsible for all aspects of managing and leading a team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
  11. Mentors team members to encourage personal and professional growth.
  12. Encourages ongoing skill development by providing opportunities for continued education.


Quality and Evidence-Based Practice Behaviors

  1. Provides oversight for development of quality measures and quality controls for unit.
  2. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission.
  3. Leads unit in creation of staffing effectiveness monitors.
  4. Oversees follow-up to occurrence notification system reports.
  5. Participates in departmental assessment of national recognition data collection processes.
  6. Allocates resources to work toward care standardization and performance improvement in accordance with evidence-based practice.



Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Nursing - Nursing - Management

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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