Nurse Manager - NeuroPsych Medicine - F/T - Days - 3979
University of California Irvine Medical Center - Orange, CA

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Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title: Administrative Nurse IV

Position Number: 10004668

Reports to: Administrative Nurse V

Working Title: Neuropsych Nurse Manager

Cost Center: Psych Medicine (6144)

Bargaining Unit: None

FLSA: Exempt

Job Code: 0764

Date Created: 12/25/2011

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40.00

Position Summary:

The Nurse Manager has 24/7 leadership responsibility for all clinical, staffing, quality, and financial management for the nursing unit. Ensures an effective patient care delivery system that is compliant and consistent with standards of practice. Implements strategies, processes, and standards to ensure operations support the key organizational and departmental initiatives such as quality of care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. Promotes collegial relationships between the unit and other departments or disciplines across the Medical Center. Direct reports will include staff nurses, ancillary staff and support staff. The essential functions listed below are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.

Salary Range:

Rate Minimum $88,700.00 Maximum $156,900.00

Essential Job Functions:

The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.

% Effort

MGMT: Creates a safe work environment that fosters respect and positive morale. Effectively allocates and evaluates department work, determines required staffing levels, and provides leadership and follow through to ensure that patient care is delivered in a timely, efficient manner. Accepts responsibility for decisions and effective communication. Provides effective human resources management including hiring, firing, training, annual performance evaluations, and corrective action


MGMT: Actively participates in the development and implementation of strategic plans, operational goals and objectives, and business initiatives. Demonstrates strategic thinking in planning, implementing and evaluating programs tied to future growth of the clinical operations, development of new product lines, and revenue enhancement. Develops and executes short- and long-term goals for the department consistent with established Medical Center goals and objectives


Leadership/Management: Develops and implements strategic plans, unit/department goals and objectives, business initiatives, and supporting financial plans and budgets; complies with all policies/procedures, applicable laws, regulatory agency requirements, codes of practice and organization work standards; assumes responsibility for decisions made; communicates effectively with all in and outside the organization to ensure prompt and proper information exchanges and issue resolution; is a coach and role model for staff and colleagues creating a work environment that fosters respect and positive morale and strong employee engagement; delegates appropriately providing adequate direction and follow-up; maintains records in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; demonstrates strategic and critical thinking; makes optimal use of resources; creates a safe work environment; allocates and prioritizes work monitoring performance standards for continuous performance improvement.


FIN: Independently monitors and analyzes financial performance, identifying developing trends in the utilization of space, supplies, staff and / or other resources to ensure the financial success of the department. Independently analyzes the usage of funds by source and implements solutions or alternatives that could potentially reduce the overall operating expenses.


MGMT: Ensures compliance with all applicable policies/procedures, laws, regulatory agency requirements, codes of practice, and organizational work standards (service, quality and safety standards). Effectively develops unit/department operational policies and procedures. Maintains records related to operations and services that are complete, accurate, available and in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements


MGMT: Develops and maintains quality improvement activities and recommends / implements changes as appropriate. Assumes responsibility for quality assurance data and participates in the collection and evaluation of quality improvement data. Monitors internal controls and seeks to resolve issues in a timely manner


MGMT: Assures high patient satisfaction and serves as a role model for excellent service. Ensures all staff are appropriately trained and reinforces behaviors and standards among staff that lead to positive interactions with patients. Ensures timely resolution of patient complaints


Total Effort:


Core Organizational Functions:

Resource Management: Demonstrates accountability, discretion and sound judgment in using or managing university resources.

Teamwork: Builds effective relationships across work groups by treating fellow employees with courtesy, respect and inclusiveness; maintains a positive attitude and takes responsibility for assignments.

Quality Improvement: Strives for high quality performance and takes initiative to make improvements and deliver results.

Customer Service: Values and delivers high quality service to all customers through effective application of the UCICARE principles: Understanding, Communication, Involvement, Commitment, Action, Respect Environment, and LAST. Knows and complies with all customer service standards as outlined in the Service Excellence Handbook.

Personal Achievement: Sets and achieves personal goals to advance career-related skills, knowledge and abilities and helps others to improve their skills.

Required Qualifications:

BSN Degree

Current BLS certification

Current California RN license

Demonstrated effective management skills relating to nursing in an acute care setting

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Registered Nurse

Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements present in an acute care setting

Basic Life Support

Preferred Qualifications:

MSN or Masters in related field

Knowledge of UCI Medical Center policies and procedures