Manager Clinical Nursing - Ortho Surgical Unit

Requisition ID 2022-48974
US-CO-Colorado Springs
Work Type
FLSA Status
Pay Range
$45.75 - $74.94 / hour
Department : Name

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The Orthopedic Surgical Unit at Penrose Hospital has 24 rooms and 26 beds. Our specialty is ortho, trauma and neurosurgery. We care for elective orthopedic patients receiving knee, hip, and shoulder replacements as well as orthopedic trauma patients. We also see some neurosurgery cases that are mostly subdural bleeds and spinal surgeries. If surgical volume is low, we also see some medical patients.  Our mission is to provide care with the Golden Rule as the guiding principle. The department would be a good fit for someone who enjoys a fun working environment but can also work hard. Our unit can be very busy from a standpoint of patient turnover, but many of us like the fast-paced environment.

For those desiring to get some med-surg experience before going to a specialty unit like ICU or ED, this is a great place to receive good foundational nursing experience, especially with the trauma population that we serve. The culture is supportive without micromanagement and is overall fun. The team is welcoming and helpful, and the patient comments demonstrate the compassionate and friendly care provided by the team. We look for candidates that are friendly, flexible, caring and hard working. We can always teach more skills, but you can’t teach a good attitude, and a good attitude is what keeps our patient satisfaction scores high. Health care is full of variables, and requires a nursing workforce that is flexible, creative, and

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You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills – but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.


Responsible for the management of clinical nursing practices and patient care delivery on the assigned unit(s). Role functions include management of human, fiscal, material, support and systems resources while achieving and maintaining the goals of a unit or department by focusing on the unit or department’s daily operations. Demonstrates a high level of integrity, willingness to take on new challenges and prioritizes associate engagement. Consistently promotes a positive work environment by being visible and available to all levels of staff and customers. Supports associate development needs with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and education.

What You Bring/Job Requirements

In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:

  • 3 years RN experience, required
  • 1-year clinical leadership experience, required
  • High School GED required
  • A degree in nursing (BSN or MSN), required
  • Masters Degree preferred 
  • RN License to practice in Colorado or Kansas as applicable
  • BLS through the American Heart Association
  • Must sit for appropriate board certification within six months of hire or transfer into the role. Certification must be passed/obtained within two years of hire or transfer into the role.
  • Clinical and/or Leadership certification required within 6 months of hire or transfer.
    • Credential: Nursing Specific- ANCC Approved

Physical Requirements - Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)

Your Connected Community

When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health’s connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.


Penrose - St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation.

It’s an incredible time to join us as we are a proud Magnet® Hospital with designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With more than 300 days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy-to-access recreational areas like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted.

Pay Range

$45.75 - $74.94 / hour

Caring for Your Whole Well Being

At Centura, we offer incredible benefits that impact mind, body, and spirit to eligible associates. Our total rewards are designed with your well-being in mind and include three Health Insurance Plan Options, Dental, Vision, 401K with matching, medical FSA, Daycare FSA with company matching, and so much more! You can find a comprehensive list of our benefits HERE.


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