Responsible for the practice of professional nursing and the delivery of nursing care. Establishes clinical direction for nursing care delivery, provides clinical supervision and is responsible for quality outcomes. Responsible for attaining and maintaining adherence to regulatory standards. Coordinates unit operations with other departments and disciplines to provide effective, efficient and compassionate patient care.
Coordinates and manages all resources necessary to provide optimal nursing care, including availability of staff resources, patient care supplies and automated patient care systems. Effectively manages resources through systems management and coordinates system issues to assure optimal patient care.
Maintains an optimal level of productivity, based on the coordination of efficient 24-hour staffing and scheduling patterns and labor management standards.
Evaluates the quality of patient care provided by department staff by using standards of practice, patient outcomes and other quality indicators to include peer review, incident reports, use of policies and procedures, evaluation of equipment, supplies and products; ensures appropriate resources are available for department performance improvement initiatives.
Develops service strategies and monitors service levels against indicators to demonstrate improvement in customer and patient satisfaction. Coordinates and integrates services with other areas.
Maintains and promotes effective relationships with and between patients, families, department staff, other departments, medical staff and their support staff, other health care facilities and vendors. Acts as a liaison between medical and nursing staffs as necessary.
Facilitates evidence-based nursing by creating an environment that encourages utilization of evidence in practice and decision-making to maintain quality, cost and customer service; ensures integration of evidence in congruence with departmental, organizational, and strategic goals.
Participates in shared governance councils and provides feedback as requested. Makes recommendations for changes in nursing practice to shared governance councils and promotes new approaches and concepts. Supports shared governance by holding staff accountable and by monitoring and counseling department representative(s) to ensure role compliance.
Responsible for attaining and maintaining department's compliance with the Joint Commission (TJC) on Accreditation and other regulatory bodies.
Develops and communicates change initiatives. Achieves care management targets in area(s) of responsibility and achieves target improvements in employee engagement. Plans for staffing needs appropriately meeting established productivity benchmarks and achieves patient loyalty targets
Assists physicians and other departments with development of new services, identifying potential new sources of revenue and/or assisting in the marketing ofexisting and new programs.
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 5 years of experience in nursing that includes experiences in multiple areas.
Required Management Experience
Includes 1 year of supervisory experience in managing a staff and budgets in a nursing environment at the supervisory/management level.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Advanced knowledge of nursing management concepts, clinical practice, and facilities policies and procedures. Excellent interpersonal and communicationskills and ability to deal with conflict resolution. Strong aptitude in human resource management.Ability to handle multiple demands simultaneously.Sound decision making and critical thinking skills.Proficient in use of computers, software, and other electronic systems.