PreOp/PACU Manager
Fort Collins, CO Ambulatory Surgery Center
Job Type

Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With talented, hardworking, and friendly staff, we work toward the common goal of serving residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are adding talented people in all of our locations! 

The Pre-Op/PACU Manager facilitates the smooth and efficient running of the Pre-Op/PACU. The manager is a Registered Nurse and must have a thorough knowledge of all procedures performed in OCR’s operating rooms and of pre and post-op patient needs. The manager possesses and further develops good working relationships with other ASC coworkers and physicians. This position is advisory to the ASC Director of Nursing.

Employees must abide by all applicable accrediting body requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the education and experience identified below and be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. The below is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises one or more employees. Responsible for hiring, planning, monitoring and taking corrective action when necessary, including termination. Addresses concerns with staff to ensure a positive work environment. Works closely with Director on personnel issues, escalating as appropriate.
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining staffing schedules ensuring efficient coverage for department needs. Utilizes staff efficiently to maintain or improve man-hours per case standard.
  • Provides guidance, support, and constructive feedback to Pre-op and PACU personnel team members and other team members as appropriate.
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations of all Pre-Op/PACU staff with the Director of Nursing.
  • Maintains personnel and other direct expenses within unit budgetary expectations. Analyzes procedures and processes for cost containment and effectiveness in the Pre-Op/PACU.
  • Monitors patient satisfaction through surveys to evaluate patient care and services provided in Pre-Op/PACU.
  • Follows Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) guidelines.
  • Coordinates with the Purchasing Department for supplies and special equipment needed.
  • Assures proper maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Exhibits professional, interpersonal, and communication skills. Uses effective conflict resolution techniques.
  • Pursues professional growth by sharing knowledge, attending, and being involved in professional organizations.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) and other various committees established by the leadership team.
  • Develops and maintain working relationships with sales representatives; successfully coordinates equipment evaluations as needed. 
  • Assists in the development and/or revision of policies and procedures in collaboration with the Leadership team and submits to the Director of Nursing for review.
  • Coordinates activities with Operating Room and Recovery Center managers to ensure effective communication and smooth patient flow.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree from an accredited Registered Nursing (RN) program. 
  • Two years’ peri-operative experience, preferably in orthopedics, required.  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license. Must provide proof of license and be in good standing. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, preferred.

Core Competencies

  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting.
  • Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information; ability to communicate with clients or customers.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Reasoning and Problem Solving - Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Confidentiality - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines.

Independence of Action

Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager; incumbent follows precedents and procedures and may set priorities and organizes work within general guidelines established by supervisor/manager.

Supervisory Expectations

Directly supervises one or more employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Travel Requirements

Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.

Physical Requirements

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

(The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to one-third of working time, “regularly” means between half and two-thirds of working time, and “frequently” means two-thirds and more of working time.)

  • The work environment is a typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 12 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear up to 12 hours per day. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl up to 12 hours a day. 
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. The employee will occasionally assist patients in turning (170 lb average); will occasionally assist patient in arising from exam table; will occasionally push wheelchair patients; and occasionally assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed. 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
  • Paid Time Off

*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person's race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

Salary Description
$88,400 - $113,600/per year, Based on experience