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Ascension Health Assistant Manager - Surgical Services in Murfreesboro, Tennessee


  • Department: OR

  • Schedule: Full Time Evenings; some flexibility (3:00pm - 11:00pm M-F or 12:30pm - 11:00pm M-TH)

  • Hospital: Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

  • Location: Murfreesboro, TN


Paid time off (PTO)

Various health insurance options & wellness plans

Retirement benefits including employer match plans

Long-term & short-term disability

Employee assistance programs (EAP)

Parental leave & adoption assistance

Tuition reimbursement

Ways to give back to your community

*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.


Supervise and coordinate daily operations of surgical suites and provide leadership in assigned service line(s). Ensure implementation of clinical objectives and quality patient care.

  • Supervise operating room (OR) operations and serve as an expert for the assigned specialty or service line(s).

  • Ensure proper communications occur with the OR and other units.

  • Identify and resolve issues affecting the delivery of patient care services for the assigned service line(s).

  • Oversee processes and procedures to guarantee efficient, effective and safe delivery of health services.

  • Work collaboratively with physicians, leadership and staff to develop and implement streamlined operations where equipment, supplies and staff are utilized efficiently and resourcefully.

  • Maintain clinical competency and may serve as a front-line staff member as needed.

  • Provide input for hiring, training, directing, development and evaluating of staff.


Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • BLS Provider obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date required. American Heart Association or American Red Cross accepted.

One or more of the following required:

  • Certified Registered Nurse specializing in First Assistant credentialed from the National Assistant at Surgery Certification obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Registered Nurse obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Surgical Assistant credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Associates who hired/transferred before 04/30/2018 are not required to hold certification.

  • Surgical Tech credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Per Tennessee Code (TCA) 68-57-101(a), non-certified applicants must have 18 months of surgical technologist experience in the 3 yearspreceding 5/21/07; or began the appropriate surgical technologist training prior to 5/21/07 and completed by 5/21/10.


  • High School diploma equivalency with 2 years of cumulative experience OR Associate's degree/Technical degree with 1 year of experience OR 5 years of applicable cumulative job specific experience required.

Additional Preferences

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Saint Thomas is a leading health care system with a 125-year history of providing care to the community, and is the only faith-based, non profit health system in Middle Tennessee.

Today, the health system offers a highly comprehensive system of care, with more than 250 sites of care that cover a 45-county area in Tennessee consisting of 16 hospitals and a network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and specialty facilities.

Across the state, Ascension Saint Thomas and its partner organizations employ more than 11,000 dedicated associates who care for millions of patients each year.

Ascension Saint Thomas is part of Ascension, one of the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organizations committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 134,000 associates, 35,000 affiliated providers and 140 hospitals, serving communities in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.

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