Under the direct supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), 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 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 DON, 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 Ensure patient rooms are ready for each new patient admission.
o Review resumes and set up interviews with qualified candidates to assess candidate fit.
o Collaborate with DON to write and deliver annual staff evaluations.
o Collaborate with Director of Education 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 DON 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 DON.
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 DON, write action plans related to department quality improvement projects.
o Demonstrates knowledge of licensing standards and regulations as they pertain to nursing.
o Assist DON 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, transfers and discharge from hospital.
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.