Nurse Manager - Full Time

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing (DON), the Nursing Manager oversees and coordinates the delivery of nursing services.

  • Collaborate with physicians, nurses, and allied health staff regarding clinical care delivery.
  • Follow up and address patient complaints in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate critical thinking at the bedside.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress, and treatment goals
  • Accepts patient assignments as directed by the Director of Patient Services
  • Coordinates care with ancillary clinical departments to provide optimal patient care
  • Create and lead education programs for patients, families, and staff
  • Actively participates in orientation of new employees
  • Provide direct patient care (either by being included in staffing count or carrying out other activities, e.g., vital signs, giving meds, IV therapy, responding to code, etc.).
  • In collaboration with DPS, develop department-specific audits to address documentation and patient care issues.
  • Conducts walking rounds to assess the unit environment and staff issues.
  • Address physician complaints in a timely manner.
  • Review resumes and sets up interviews with qualified candidates to assess candidate fit.
  • Collaborate with DPS to write and deliver annual staff evaluations.
  • Collaborate with DPS to train and orient new hires.
  • Assesses skill levels of staff when planning and coordinating the delivery of patient care. Coach staff as they deliver patient care.
  • Collaborate with DPS and the Director of Human Resources to prepare and deliver disciplinary actions.
  • Ensure all staff has up-to-date competencies, certification, and registration.
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings with the nursing department.
  • Available on-call 24/7. Arrange for appropriate coverage when unable to be on call.
  • Ensures nursing documentation meets state, federal, and accrediting agency standards.
  • Review and approve payroll data.
  • Review productivity data and discuss variances with DPS.
  • Collect data regarding unit financial performance against the allocated budget.
  • Provide input for the development of the nursing department budget.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies to ensure productivity goals are met.
  • Assist in communicating department-based productivity plans to department personnel positively and negatively.
  • Collect data on department performance indicators.
  • In collaboration with DPS, write action plans related to department quality improvement projects.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of licensing standards and regulations as they pertain to nursing.
  • Assist DPS in ensuring nursing department policies and procedures are current and are reviewed on an annual basis.
  • Participate in hospital-wide committees or task forces.
  • Coordinate, prepare for, and manage routine staff meetings.
  • Oversee general patient admissions, internal transfers, acute care transfers, and discharges to and from the facility.
  • Review schedule daily to assess census, call in extra staff, and deal with staffing emergencies in collaboration with the Staffing Coordinator.
  • Ensure a safe work environment for staff.
  • Ensure appropriate equipment is available and functional on the unit.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Minimum two years of nursing management and/or supervisory experience, preferably in LTAC or Assisted Living.

Education Required

  • Must be a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
  • BSN preferred or equivalent experience.

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • SAMA certified within 30 days of employment.
  • Certified in AHA BLS/CPR
  • Must obtain current tuberculosis test within the first fourteen (14) days of employment and annually after that.
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire