Nurse Manager, Perioperative Services

The Opportunity

This position manages and facilitates operations within the pre-procedural, post-anesthesia, surgery outpatient departments and anesthesia departments.

The Organization

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
1919 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix Children's Hospital logo

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Ensures family-centered care for all areas of responsibility
  • Patient Satisfaction Results are benchmarked quarterly, shared with staff, and performance improvement plans are in place to continuously improve and exceed targets.
  • Is a leader in the Service Excellence Program in all areas of responsibility.
  • Coaches and Mentors all staff in exceeding family centered standards.

Accountable for Compliance in Regulatory and Professional Practice Standards of Quality Care

  • Continuously Audits areas of responsibility for continuous regulatory readiness.
  • Holds themselves and others accountable to being aware of new professional and regulatory standards of practice in all areas of practice.
  • Maintains Continuing Education Units and Servitor where applicable

Facilitates a Positive Team Environment

  • Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of human resource protocols for interviewing, hiring, coaching, counseling for improvement, and termination.
  • Completes timely and thorough staff evaluations.
  • Has positive physician, peer, and senior administration interactions and respectful professional relationships.
  • Works as a team with other departments on performance improvement, patient throughput 5. Shares employee engagement scores and joint action plans to improve overall benchmark scores each year.
  • Assure Surgery Schedulers, Nursing Clinical Supervisors, Surgery Techs are all aware and in alignment with patient throughput and access initiative.
  • Conducts staff meetings, morning huddle, UBC meetings, and coaching as needed to assure staff and front line supervisors are mentored as needed.

Actively Manages Staffing and Supplies Daily to meet or exceed budgeted Targets

  • Work with the Vice President of Perioperative Services and the Perioperative Business Manager to plan budget for staffing and supply targets
  • Work with Service Leads, Nursing, and Materials management on par levels and preference cards to assure accuracy and timely revenue.
  • Manage staffing to assure productivity levels are met or exceeded.
  • Documents variances in a timely fashion.

Qualifications and Requirements


Bachelors of Science in Nursing


Five or more years of clinical OR experience in nursing including 2 years of management/leadership experience OR 5 years of leadership experience in lieu of pediatric specific experience.


  • Current State of Arizona RN License from a compact state with multistate privileges or the ability to establish licensure according to Arizona laws prior to start date
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association
  • National certification in area of specialty or related field

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is someone with passion and experience leading a team of tenured staff in a pediatric perioperative services department. We are looking for someone who remains positive, flexible, and supportive to the ever changing and fast paced environment of this department and hospital. This manager position will be hands on and out in the unit so the ideal candidate will need to be someone that is engaging, motivating, and outcomes driven. Phoenix Children’s has seen consistent growth and is looking for an individual that is excited and energized to help with continual growth and expansion throughout the valley. Phoenix Children’s offers tremendous benefits, like tuition reimbursement, that will help for further career development.

More About the Organization

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children since it was established in 1983, growing to become one of the leading pediatric healthcare systems in the country. With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists, Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma, and emergency care across more than 75 pediatric subspecialties, the most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The organization’s Centers of Excellence have grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the United States.

Phoenix Children’s has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital list for the fifth year in row and, in 2019 – 2020, in all 10 categories. The health system remains Arizona’s only children’s hospital to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 24 children’s hospitals in the United States to make the list in all 10 surveyed specialties for 2019 – 2020.

Over the next five years, Phoenix Children’s will build on its achievements and accelerate its investments in the people, research, technologies, and programs that will solidify its position as a world-class hospital for decades to come. That means recruiting physician-scientists who will change the shape of medicine from right here in Phoenix; fostering discoveries that will improve the quality and length of children’s lives; establishing groundbreaking, destination programs that will attract young patients from around the world; and driving innovations that will give ill and injured children hope beyond their wildest dreams.

Continuous growth for Phoenix Children’s Hospital includes a new medical office building in the west valley of Avondale employing roughly 80 employees, a brand-new Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Gilbert that will be a joint venture between Dignity and Phoenix Children’s and will employ roughly 380 employees, and a new pediatric hospital in Arrowhead that will employ roughly 350 employees.


Tracy Herbert

Vice President, Surgery Central

Tracy Herbert, Vice President, Surgery Central, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Dynamic Nurse Executive with over 30 years’ experience in Pediatric Nursing specializing in Perioperative Services. Collaborative Leader excelling in strategic planning, project management, and innovation to achieve excellence in healthcare outcomes. Proven success expanding Surgical Services through volume growth and new build operations. Recipient of 2018 Phoenix Children’s Transformational Leadership Award.