Nurse Manager RN - Medical Surgical

WellStar Kennestone Hospital   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Health & Fitness


Less than 5 years

Posted 369 days ago

WellStar is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, priding itself in investing back into the communities that we serve. With eleven unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in the communities, we serve. We are more than 20,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. 

This is a full-time Clinical Nurse Manager of 3 East Medical Surgical unit at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center – South Campus.  The facility is located 5.6 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, is a community based facility serving a diverse population of patients.  The campus holds a Primary Stroke Certification with The Joint Commission and provides Cardiac Cath Lab services 24/7 for the emergent STEMI patient. 

The nurse manager is a registered professional nurse who provides leadership and management of a specific unit(s) or service through the effective use of knowledge and skills to promote the creation of a center of excellence for staff recruitment and retention and clinical and business outcomes. The nurse manager is the standard bearer on his/her unit and holds all participants on his/her unit accountable for the delivery of care and services through effective communication; observation; and the management and measurement of specific interventions/practices and their associated outcomes. Responsibilities include clinical, financial, human and material resources deployment and associated outcomes or goals.

The Nurse Manager serves as a chief retention and safety officer and ensures that safety and quality standards are upheld or met by effective use of data and technology to make decisions and proactively mitigates unnecessary risks for his/her area of responsibility. The Nurse Manager creates and ensures a desirable, safe work environment that enables the organization to meet or exceed its mission and goals. He/she models the way to foster communication and collaboration with physicians, staff, patients and other departments. Role specific competencies, responsibilities, roles and functions are based on the Professional Practice Model, 5-Star Nursing. It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals.

Required Minimum Education, Licensure/Certification and Experience for this position:

  • Two years of progressive experience in nursing management is required.
  • Must be a Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing with Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN); Master’s Degree is preferred.  If bachelordegree is not in nursing, MSN must be from an accredited nursing school. 
  • 3 Years of Medical Surgical Services experience is needed.  National certification in area of specialty is also preferred.
  • Current and active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia. 
  • Must have a current BLS certification from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment.

Job Id: AS-1135313