Nurse Manager

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Clinical Officer, the Nurse Manager assists in oversight and coordination of delivery of nursing services.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Collaborate with physicians, nurses and allied health staff regarding clinical care delivery.
o Follow up and address patient complaints in a timely manner.
o Facilitate critical thinking at the bedside.
o Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress, and treatment goals
o Accepts patient assignments as directed by Director of Patient Services
o Coordinates care with ancillary clinical departments to provide optimal patient care
o Create and lead education programs for patients, families, and staff
o Actively participates in orientation of new employees
o Provide direct patient care (either by being included in staffing count or carrying out other activities, e.g., vital
signs, giving meds, IV therapy, responding to code, etc.).
o In collaboration with DPS, develop department specific audits to address documentation and patient care issues.
o Conducts walking rounds to assess unit environment and staff issues.
o Address physician complaints in a timely manner.
o Review resumes and set up interviews with qualified candidates to assess candidate fit.
o Collaborate with DPS to write and deliver annual staff evaluations.
o Collaborate with DPS to train and orient new hires.
o Assesses skill levels of staff when planning and coordinating the delivery of patient care. Coach staff as they deliver
patient care.
o Collaborate with DPS and Director of Human Resources to prepare and deliver disciplinary actions.
o Ensure all staff have up-to-date competencies, certification, and registration.
o Conduct monthly staff meetings with nursing department.
o Available on call 24/7. Arrange for appropriate coverage when unable to be on call.
o Ensures nursing documentation meets state, federal, and accrediting agency standards.
o Review and approve payroll data.
o Review productivity data and discuss variances with DPS.
o Collect data regarding unit financial performance against allocated budget.
o Provide input for the development of the nursing department budget.
o Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to ensure productivity goals are met.
o Assist in communicating department-based productivity plans to department personnel in a positive and supportive manner.
o Collect data on department performance indicators.
o In collaboration with DPS, write action plans related to department quality improvement projects.
o Demonstrates knowledge of licensing standards and regulations as they pertain to nursing.
o Assist DPS in ensuring nursing department policies and procedures are current and are reviewed on an annual basis.
o Participate in hospital-wide committees or task force.
o Coordinate, prepare for, and manage routine staff meetings.
o Oversee general patient admissions, internal transfers, acute care transfers, and discharges to and from facility.
o Review schedule daily to assess census, call in extra staff and deal with staffing emergencies in collaboration with
Staffing Coordinator.
o Ensure safe work environment for staff.
o Ensure appropriate equipment is available and functional on unit.
o Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

• Minimum two years nursing management and/or supervisory experience preferably in LTAC or Assisted Living.

Education Required

• Must be licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
• BSN preferred or equivalent experience.

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
• Must be certified in BLS.
• Must be licensed in the state of Texas.
• SAMA certified or must obtain within 90 days of hire