Under the general supervision of the Director-Clinical Services, manages the daily operations and work activities of professional nursing and nursing support staff on assigned unit.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Recommends staffing levels as per professional organizations staffing guidelines. Structures an adequate staffing mix of competent personnel for all shifts by supervising and approving the development, preparation, and maintenance of staffing schedules that meet department/unit needs and ANA staffing principles.
2 Ensures that appropriate nursing standards and practices are developed and implemented as a result of research and non-research findings. Maintain established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental, and infection control standards as per National Patient Safety goals, agency, and state regulations.
3 Identifies patient/client needs and develops quality programs to meet those needs; uses outcomes data to direct quality improvement action plans. Encourages staff to resolve patient/family concerns in a timely manner, and assists staff when necessary.
4 Monitors all high risk and complicated cases; ensures appropriate nursing interventions are implemented.
5 Initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions using a Just Culture model and as per the Systems Human Resources policies.
6 Ensures staff education in appropriate communication to protect patient confidentiality. Advocates social/professional equity among staff; promotes culturally congruent patient care.
7 Acts as a role model/mentor to charge nurses and staff; creates an empowered shared decision-making environment; promotes staff participation in Shared Decision-making activities; establishes a vision/goal for succession planning.
8 Consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient carelocations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities." IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.
WellSpan Health facilities are located in multiple counties across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, all offering an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you’re seeking. The area offers abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. Additionally, our communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.
If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you’ll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.
Bachelor's degree (Nursing)
RN license in PA
ACLS, BLS, PALS
Certification as a Nurse Executive preferred
3-5 years (Nurse manager in acute setting, ED charge or ED RN)