Nurse Manager Ambulatory

Less than 5 years experience  •  Misc. Healthcare

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Less than 5 years experience
Misc. Healthcare
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Job Summary:

Manages practice of professional nursing and delivery of nursing care in an ambulatory setting. Cares for non-hospitalized patients within a specified Department or Institute. Establishes clinical direction for nursing care delivery, provides clinical supervision and maintains quality outcomes. Supervises all aspects of personnel management and development. Maintains adherence to regulatory standards. Coordinates unit operations with other depts. Assists in the development and monitoring of budget. Works in collaboration with the Department Chair, Department Administrator and Clinical Director re: clinical operations.



  • Manages practice of professional nursing and delivery of care in an ambulatory setting.
  • Collaborates with liaison departments in maintaining patient care standards; utilizing evidenced based practice as applicable.
  • Ensures patient safety.
  • Identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery of patient care services in a unit.
  • Oversees development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of health services in a unit.
  • Fosters patient satisfaction.
  • Develops and maintains unit related patient care standards through continuous quality improvement.
  • Develops and implements quality initiatives.
  • Attains and maintains JC and other regulatory standards.
  • Manages operation of unit.
  • Analyzes personnel structure, determines staffing needs and mix. Monitors productivity.
  • Provides direction and supervision to unit.
  • Provides direction and supervision to unit.
  • Evaluates performance, conducts selection and termination process, develops strategic plans.
  • Actively promotes staff and self development, seeking and soliciting input from staff on issues.
  • Provides follow up to employees within an appropriate timeframe.
  • Directs unit participation in evaluation of new products.
  • Approves purchases and establishes and revises inventory quotes.
  • Participates in clinical nursing research and supports foundation research activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BSN required.
  • MSN preferred.
  • High degree of clinical expertise in specialty area managed.


  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Nursing certification in specialty area preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to function in a variety of medical situations.
  • Professional behavior/appearance required, ability to focus on patient safety, teamwork, patient outcomes, patient experience and quality improvement.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum three years experience as clinical nurse.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, management, communication, counseling, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and group process.
  • Experience in acute care, ED, intensive care units, or perioperative care.
  • Experience in program development or program management.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
  • May requires some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.
  • Light Work -- Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.


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