UNIT MANAGER-HEMODIALYSIS
Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves performing registered professional nursing duties in the Hemodialysis Unit at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation on a twenty-four (24) hour basis. The incumbent is responsible for management and coordination of unit nursing activities, the management and supervision of personnel and the delivery of high quality patient care. Work is performed under the direct supervision of higher level professional and nursing/administrative staff. Supervision is exercised over lower level professional and para-professional staff. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

CLINICAL:

Oversees the delivery of patient care in a designated unit(s);

Directs the overall professional practice of nursing, including but not limited to assessment, care planning, health teaching, discharge planning and quality improvement activities;

Coordinates patient care activities and nursing activities with those of other disciplines and departments;

Collaborates with medical staff to coordinate efficient and effective care;

Provides input into the formulation of patient care standards;

Serves as a resource person to nursing personnel and students;

Maintains proficiency in clinical area;

Completes a minimum of sixteen (16) hours clinical time on a patient care unit per month.

MANAGERIAL:

Establishes goals and objectives for the unit consistent with the Corporation strategic plan;

Ensures compliance with standards and policies of the Departments of Nursing and Renal Services, Hospital Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and New York State Department of Health;

Ensures appropriate follow-up of identified educational needs and/or job performance issues;

Oversees the staffing and scheduling of personnel on the unit; participates in interviewing and hiring of prospective employees; takes corrective action with personnel, including implementation of progressive discipline process;

Develops and monitors unit budget to ensure the delivery of quality patient care in a cost effective manner as appropriate;

Ensures development and implementation of an effective quality improvement plan in conjunction with the Quality Improvement Coordinator;

Develops and oversees the submission of data to regulatory agencies;

Evaluates productivity at the unit level; provides input into the development of productivity standards;

Conducts meetings with unit staff on all shifts at least once a month to provide information, discuss problems and facilitate problem solving;

Participates in inter and intra departmental committees.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Through knowledge of the principles, procedures and techniques of nursing standards; good knowledge of principles of management as applied to nursing; good knowledge of applicable agency and regulatory requirements and standards; ability to manage and supervise personnel; ability to develop interdisciplinary relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to motivate staff; ability to initiate and manage change in a professional environment; ability to maintain professional demeanor during crisis situations; sound professional judgment; initiative; resourcefulness; dependability; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Health, Human Services or Administration and three (3) years of hemodialysis nursing experience.

NOTE: Graduation for a regionally accredited or New York registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Nursing or Administration may be substituted for one (1) year of the required clinical nursing experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State at the time of appointment.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

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