Nurse Manager - NICU Dept (Days) - Methodist Children's Hospital
Methodist Children's Hospital - San Antonio, TX

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General Statement of Duties:
The Nurse Manager is responsible to the Director, Vice President and/or the Chief Nursing Officer for facilitating, coordinating and delegating the delivery of patient care to a defined group of patients during their entire hospitalization period. S/he is responsible 24 hours a day for the staffing and management of patient care in each of his/her units, for promoting the practice of professional nursing in a specified patient care area, and for the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources (human and material) needed to fulfill those responsibilities. S/he works cooperatively with administrators, physicians, staff, other managers and all customers of the Methodist Healthcare System to provide services, which consistently meet and exceed the expectations of their customers. This is accomplished by assessing and prioritizing opportunities to improve, plan and implement effective changes and evaluate outcomes of process improvement activities. The Nurse Manager models behavior consistent with the MHS management philosophy actively supports the Mission and Vision of the MHS and effectively maintains the hospital's Standards of Care and Practice.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Builds and maintains a high functioning team.

2. Manages personnel including interviewing, work allocation, orientation and training, staff development, problem resolution, evaluating performance, making recommendations for personnel actions, and motivation of employees to achieve peak performance. Is responsible for meeting unit productivity targets.

3. Plans, organizes, facilitates and directs patient care delivered on the unit on a 24 hour basis in accordance with recognized and accepted internal (e.g. unit, department, and hospital) and external (e.g. JCAHO, Medicare, OSHA) standards.

4. Develops the departmental scope of services and care.

5. Develops and implements policies and procedures which relate to the particular nursing specialty and integrates standards of care into unit operations/collaborative care paths that support the provision of services.

6. Directs processes to assess, improve and maintain the quality of patient care according to the hospital plan for quality improvement.

Minimum Education and Experience:
1. Education
• Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred, Master's degree highly preferred.
2. Experience
• At least 3 years clinical acute care nursing experience.
• 1-year management experience as full time or relief charge nurse, clinical care manager, or Nursing Administrative Supervisor desirable.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Evidence of continued professional development.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferable.
Minimum License Required:
Current license to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas.

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Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, is the first hospital built from the ground up, exclusively designed to...