Riverside County Regional Medical Center has an immediate Nurse Manager opening for our Medical Surgical Unit. The position is a day shift 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off located in Moreno Valley .
The Nurse Manager acts in accordance with the State of California Nurse Practice Act to provide leadership and supervise personnel at Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC).
Under general direction, and in accordance with the State of California Nurse Practice Act, and the goals, objectives and strategic plan of the organization, to provide leadership, plan, organize, and supervise personnel; to manage, report on, and provide resources for inpatient care or outpatient care units in the Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC) or Public Health Department clinics or programs; and to perform related work as required.
This class reports to an Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Public Health Program Chief or management staff member. This class is characterized by having total management and budgetary responsibility and control of major or multiple patient care units, clinics or programs on a 24 hour basis and/or all hours the units, clinics or programs are open for business at Riverside County Regional Medical Center or the Public Health Department.
The Nurse Manager class is distinguished from the class of Assistant Nurse Manager in that the former has full responsibility and accountability for management of the patient care units, clinics or programs, 24 hour a day responsibility, including coaching and supervising the Assistant Nurse Manager. (The class of Assistant Nurse Manager series is not a natural progressive underfill for the class of Nurse Manager.)
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Provides overall leadership, coaches and trains, manages, organizes, directs, and reviews the total scope of patient care services provided in major or multiple patient care units/clinics/branches or programs on a 24 hour basis.
- Prepares, reviews, and assists in the development of the capital equipment budget plan,; provides input into preparation of personnel and operating budgets and is accountable for budget variances for all major or multiple unit, clinic or program as assigned.
- Provides leadership in the decisions, regarding scheduling, assignments, management, and staffing.
- Provides leadership in the development, revision, and implementation of policies, procedures, standards of care and practice, and goals and objectives for a unit/clinic/branch or program.
- Establishes and communicates expectations/performance standards to personnel and evaluates the performance of personnel to assure compliance with regulatory standards, policies, procedures, and standards of care and practice including the goals and objectives of the organization.
- Provides management oversight and promotes consistency to ensure personnel's compliance with the RCRMC and Department of Health philosophy, policies and procedures, and regulatory/licensure/accreditation standards.
- Interviews applicants and recommends hiring decisions to administrative designee; completes progressive disciplinary actions under the direction of administrative designee.
- Identifies learning needs and oversees the orientation and training of personnel; coordinates the training of students on the patient care units, clinics, and programs.
- Collaborates with physicians and other department managers to ensure quality patient care and efficient and effective unit or program operations.
- Identifies opportunities for improving patient care and operations in units/clinics/branches or programs; establishes objectives to be achieved, and plans, implements, and evaluates the action plan for achieving improvements; initiates and/or conducts audits to identify areas requiring improvement.
- Communicates pertinent information, special instructions and standards with personnel and considers ideas/suggestions from the staff.
- Fosters employee development through performance appraisals, constructive feedback, and recognition of exceptional abilities and education; and administers progressive disciplinary action when needed.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in nursing. A Master's degree in nursing is preferred. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for up to a maximum of two years of education on the basis of one year of full-time experience being equal to 30 semester or 45 quarter units.)
Experience: Four years of leadership supervisory experience as a registered nurse in an acute care hospital or non-acute health care facility, public health clinic or program.
Knowledge of: Principles of leadership and management; nursing processes and its application in patient care; licensure, accreditation and regulatory requirements; personnel scheduling; performance evaluations; group dynamics; progressive disciplinary action; teambuilding and conflict management; problem-solving and management techniques.
Ability to: Implement the principles of leadership and management in the nursing process; ensure compliance with RCRMC and/or Public Health Department goals, objectives, strategic plan, policies and procedures; prepare and maintain reports and clinical records; communicate clearly via oral and written methods; monitor critical practice indicators, identify opportunities for improvement, and guide the implementation of the action plan; analyze and maintain budget accountability; establish, communicate, and monitor performance standards and expectations; manage time effectively; make sound decisions using problem-solving skills; and use productive group dynamics to achieve teamwork.
County of Riverside - 20 months ago