Clinical Nurse Manager - Orthopedics

SCL Health   •  

Grand Junction, CO

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 27 days ago


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Clinical Nurse Manager in Orthopedics.

You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.

You're equally comfortable with your clinical and leadership skills.

You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


St. Mary's Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We'll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

We'll laugh at each other's jokes (even the bad ones). We'll hello and high five. We'll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day.

As a Clinical Nurse Manager in Ortho you need to know how to:

· Manage operations of 24-hour departments. Manage licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned

· Establish, implement, and maintain patient care and service standards. Act as practice change champion

· Manage daily staffing and productivity. Promote department sustainability and cost containment efforts to achieve budget. Assist director with development of annual budget, equipment needs and forecasts, and capital planning

· Oversee and develop standards of care and standards of practice, directs fiscal management, and quality improvement activities

· Manage licensed and non-licensed associates in the provision of care to patients in the assigned unit/department. Evaluate associate performance and provide timely feedback and opportunities for improvement. Partner with human resources business partner to address associate relations and disciplinary issues

· Utilize feedback and data from annual survey to improve associate and physician engagement. Create an environment conducive to professional staff growth to promote recruitment, retention, and quality patient care

· Align service goals and objectives to support department and hospital strategies. Proactively develop quality indicators and quality improvements for service line/ department. Incorporate department protocols for specific patient populations in planning practice and documentation. Design and evaluate processes to improve systems and patient care results across the continuum of care

· Act as an extension of the Director by performing selected leadership duties as delegated by the Director

· Develop and monitor budgets for the appropriate use of human and material resources. Monitor financial performance and identify and implement strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of care/service

· Determine the appropriate staff mix for department and develop processes to screen, interview, hire, train, and maintain the competency of all department staff. Ensure on going staff development. Manage and resolve human resource, employee and department safety, and risk management issues

· Develop, implement, and monitor departmental policy and procedures which support the organizations goals and business objectives and ensure they are met

Your experience.

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

· Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of nursing, required

· Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice, required

· Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) and course completion card from the American Heart Association, required

· At least five (5) years of clinical RN experience, required

· At least three (3) years of experience in progressive RN leadership positions, required

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Clinical Nurse Manager in Ortho on our team we hope you'll join us. At St. Mary's Medical Center you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.