Pediatric Cardiac Service OR Clinical Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Posting Details

Job TitlePediatric Cardiac Service OR Clinical ManagerRequisition NumberRE18319Working TitlePediatric Cardiac Service OR Clinical ManagerDepartment NameH3060:Children's/Maternal/Psychiatric SvcsWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level12Salary Range$61,630-100,485/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

Registered Nurse, BLS

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to intermittently lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 lbs, transport objects up to 25 lbs, sit/stand for extended periods of time, and engage in repetitive motion.


Primarily day shift however UK Hospitals operate on a 24 hour, 7 days/week basis. Shift will vary and include days, nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays per departmental needs.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky HealthCare is currently hiring for a Pediatric Cardiac Service OR Clinical Manager. This position will demonstrate clinical expertise and leadership for the pediatric cardiac surgery team, ensuring standards of care as established by the Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program (JPHCP) are met. Under the general supervision and collaboration with the OR Service Line Manager and in a matrixed reporting relationship with the JPHCP, this position will plan, organize, direct and control all activities involved in the effective, efficient and economical utilization of material resources and personnel of the delegated specialty service, ensuring patient service is continuous and high quality. The Pediatric Cardiac Service OR Clinical Manager relates effectively with Perioperative team members for continuity of care; maintaining satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units; participating in all phases of education; maintenance of surgeon preference cards; updating and enforcing of policies, documents, procedures and skills of personnel.

Kentucky Children’s Hospital at the University of Kentucky is a 150+ bed facility with a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 4 bed pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, 12 bed progressive care unit, and over 70 bed neonatal intensive care unit. The University of Kentucky has recently partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in a Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program designed to be “one program, two sites” with plans for significant growth and collaboration. In addition to providing exceptional heart care (including open heart surgery), collaborative research and educational opportunities are also actively underway.
An active Kentucky Registered Nurses license is required for this opportunity. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of pediatric cardiac operating room experience with a proven track record of collaborative work and excellent communication skills.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life integration that the University strives to provide its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is 9,000 people – physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals – all dedicated to providing the most advanced, most effective care available, not just in Kentucky but anywhere. It is a Level 1 trauma center, ready every minute of every day to treat even the most serious injuries when they come through the door. It is a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, caring for the tiniest and sickest newborns in Kentucky’s Children’s Hospital. It is also a Magnet hospital and home to the NCI designated Markey Cancer Center.

UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Ability to direct others and negotiate for desired results; ability to work well as part of the leadership team; demonstrates decision-making and problem solving skills; demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills; service specific clinical competency in OR; demonstrates knowledge of computers.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Extensive experience with pediatric congenital heart patient population; Five to ten years’ OR nursing experience required; must scrub and circulate pediatric cardiac surgery cases; membership and participation in professional nursing and community organizations preferred; Certified Nurse in the Operation Room (CNOR) certifications preferred; ACLS and PALS preferred.

Deadline to Apply07/22/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Kentucky?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or eligible to obtain by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your experience as it relates to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • AORN
    • AONE
    • UKHC Nurse Recruitment Facebook Page
    • American Nurses Association
    • None of the above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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