Under the general direction of the Director of Nursing or the Chief Nursing Officer, the Nurse Manager is responsible and accountable for planning and leading staff to assume accountability for decisions and actions of quality cost-effective patient care on the nursing units in accordance with Federal, State, JCAHO requirements organizational goals and the ANA Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators.
Nature and Scope:
The Nurse Manager must function independently, providing the opportunity for developing standards, establishing the budget and monitoring operational performance by being accountable for the 24-hour management of the delivery of patient care.
The Nurse Manager acts as a change agent and transitional leader, inspires a shared vision and motivates the staff to provide care within the framework of a learning organization.
The Nurse Manager is accountable for interviewing, hiring, training, counseling, evaluating and guiding their staff’s professional growth. With the opportunity of organizing, planning, staffing, directing, coordinating, empowering, and marketing patient care services, the manager supports the Renown Health Standards of Conduct and Purpose Statement and ensures that services provided are efficient, effective and consistent with the goals and policies of Renown Health.
The Nurse Manager faces the major challenges of maintaining positive relationships between the physicians, the community, and the hospital; for maintaining cost-effective, high quality, high touch patient care; designing and teaching educational programs; and working cooperatively with other departments to achieve hospital goals.
Evidence based nursing practice; along with critical thinking skills are required to provide optimally safe patient care when interacting with internal and external contacts and exercising judgment and making decisions. Professional nursing practice is congruent with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
If the incumbent provides direct patient care, he/she is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients and families. The incumbent demonstrates the ability to work with patient’s physical, motor/sensory adaptation, cognitive, and psychosocial needs specific to the population being served, and meet standards of quality as measured by the Unit/Department age specific competency standards.
This position does provide patient care.
1. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements , American Nurses Association Publication Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service - Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127.
3. Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632 . Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice , American Nurses Association Publication
Scope & Standards for Nurse Administrators; ANA Publication KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Standards of Conduct.
2. Knowledge of management theory and application.
3. Knowledge of specialty area(s).
4. Ability to work in a system characterized by stress, intensity, and a demand for a
high level of performance with varied work hours.
5. Knowledge of corporate, Federal, State, and JCAHO regulations as well as current
legal bioethical issues.
6. Knowledge and ability in budget preparation.
7. Ability to effectively speak, write and understand English.
8. Knowledge and methodology that allows for effective patient/family teaching.
9. Demonstrates sound nursing judgment and decision making skills.
10. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical
motor/sensory, psychosocial and safety appropriate to the age of the patients served.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree preferred or pursuit of either degree upon hire.
One year of administrative/management experience in nursing preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.
Current BLS certification required. Professional certification preferred.
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.