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Manager Operations - Operating Room and Sterile Processing

Location Huntley, Illinois Business Unit Huntley Hospital Job REQID 126978 Job Function Management - Inpatient Nursing Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $55.68+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


**Ideal candidate will have experience managing an OR and Sterile Processing team at a Level 1 or Level 2 Trauma Center**

The Manager Operations reflects the mission, vision, and values of NMHC, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. The Manager, Operations provides autonomous and direct management of a team or teams.


  • Manage day-to-day operations of designated departments, divisions, programs, services and/or locations. This includes defining and overseeing workflows and staffing in the department, re-directing resources to critical areas as needed, developing operating and capital budgets, monitoring budget performance including explaining variances and defining and applying corrective action to ensure compliance with the budget as needed. 24/7 accountability
  • Provide support, guidance, and supervision to team members by ensuring that the team members maintain competencies in addressing behavioral, social, financial, and environmental issues for patients to achieve optimum clinical quality, patient satisfaction, and cost-effective care.  Support the team by preparing and delivering annual and mid-year reviews, coaching through the resolution of complex situations that involve practice issues and customer relations, ensuring that they have the tools, including technology, to perform their roles and identifying areas in need of improvement and acting upon them with the appropriate NM system partners.
  • Recommend department goals to department leadership; plan and advance progress toward the goals throughout the year.  Communicate goal achievement timelines, risks and decisions needed with all appropriate leadership teams on a regular cadence.  
  • Ensure department policies and processes meet current standards of the Joint Commission and all federal, state, and regulations. Revise and/or create new policies and processes as needed to meet changing regulations and the evolution of patient care delivery. Target quality improvement by reducing process variation, eliminating redundancy or implementing new technology.
  • To manage escalations, interpret information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the patient's age-specific needs using principles of growth and development over the life span.  Connect those with the resources required to coordinate each patient’s care.

Business expertise

  • Knowledge of Joint Commission standards and all federal, state, and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to analyze data for decision making purposes and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Ability to create budgets in accordance with guidelines and balanced to targets.
  • Ability to effectively apply the principles of change management while leading.
  • Strong computing skills, including Microsoft Office applications, Outlook and the EMR.
  • Attentive to detail and reviews own and others’ work for accuracy.

Problem solving

  • Effectively and autonomously handles challenging situations, including identifying stakeholders and defining and communicating required action and roles in a compressed time frame.
  • Effectively balances multiple priorities, seeking guidance when in doubt.
  • Calmly and easily responds to changes in work environment, delays or unexpected events.
  • Provides guidance and supervision to team members by problem solving complex situations that involve practice operations, customer relations, and employee relations issues

Interactions/interpersonal skills

  • NMHC Performance Leadership Competencies (from performance management system)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers, internal and external to NM.
  • Projects confidence, professionalism, interest and optimism when leading others in the workplace; guided by the servant leadership philosophy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality for patients and their families, as outlined in the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Patient Confidentiality policy.




  • Master’s degree in a health care related field or bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Three years of nursing or health care experience, demonstrating increasing responsibilities.
  • Basic life support (BLS) certification
  • Current clinical license in the state in which the hospital resides, if applicable


  • Master’s degree in business, healthcare administration or Nursing and Bachelors degree in nursing
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory or management experience.


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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