December 20, 2023

Taking a hands-on approach: A day in the OR manager role

Kim Rosencrans, RN, BSN, has worked as a surgical nurse in a number of successively more senior roles over the past 20 plus years—and she has retained a hands-on approach, even as an OR manager in the Surgery Department at Trinity Health in North Dakota, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit, faith-based healthcare systems. Her early experiences in various nursing roles, including working as a circulating nurse and same-day surgery manager, gave her insights into the specific needs of the nurses in various surgery departments, as well as a deep understanding of the work involved in using the equipment and managing surgical workflows to be a responsive and effective leader.

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