The Nurse Manager is responsible for providing a framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving interdisciplinary care, treatment and services to long-term acute care patients who range from adolescents to geriatric adults experiencing medically complex conditions, physical/pulmonary rehabilitation and wound care needs.
The Nurse Manager will assume overall responsibilities for planning, coordinating and managing the Nursing Department and establishing the policies, procedures and the standards of nursing practice.
Assesses and plans for effective patient flow process by evaluating the available supply of patient bed space, efficiency/safety of patient care, treatment, and support services that impact patient flow.
Serves as Nurse Executive: providing an adequate number of competent staff; orientation, training and education of staff; assessing, maintaining and improving staff competence/ hands on understanding. Responsible for employee growth and development, recruitment and retention, and reward/recognition programs.
The Nurse Manager adopts an approach to hospital-wide performance improvement that ensures important processes and activities are planned, designed, measured, assessed and improved. Communicates Atrium Medical Center’s mission and values to internal/external customers as well as staff. Collaborates with all departments to integrate programs and services.
- Ability to project a Professional Image.
- Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
- Knowledge of techniques and methods of patient care services and instructions for patients and their families.
- Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations.
- Familiar with organization and function of all departments (policies and procedures) and regulations.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Knowledge of computer and software applications used in job functions (word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)
Education and/or Experience
Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing with a Bachelors degree in nursing or healthcare required. Must have Masters level degree, be actively pursing a masters level degree or demonstrates equivalent in knowledge and experience in similar positions. Minimum of two (2) years senior level of management experience in long-term acute care, short-term acute care with responsibility over clinical departments. Must have DNV and JCAHO experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration
A Registered Nurse who is currently licensed to practice by the state of employment. Must maintain current CPR and ACLS certification throughout employment.