at Clark Memorial Hospital

Jeffersonville, IN

Posted on Jul. 19, 2016

Nurse Manager - Womens Health Services
LEVEL: FT, 1st/varied


* Prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
* Prefer 3-5 years of relevant nursing experience.
* Progressive nursing leadership experience with demonstrated success is desired.
* Current Indiana RN license required.
* NRP, CPR and ACLS; or obtain within six months of hire.
* Expectation to obtain national nursing certification in specialty area or executive leadership within 1 year.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Nurse Manager of Women's Services is a professional nurse leader who has 24/7 operational and clinical accountability for Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery and the Women's Medical Surgical units. This nurse leader focuses on safe and effective patient care, customer satisfaction and quality outcomes. The Nurse Manager maintains fiscal accountability, promotes staff development and growth with an emphasis on evidence based practice and education. The Nurse Manager reports to the Director of Women's Services and is responsible for approximately 50 FTEs.

* Staff Development: The Nurse Manager is responsible for identifying and addressing clinical and behavioral performance issues. The leader will engage the staff in career development and professional growth discussions. Other essential functions include coordinating and facilitating in services and educational opportunities for staff; provides input and expertise in evidence based policy development, review and implementation. The nurse leader will coordinate regular staff meetings to engage the staff in the operations of the unit.

* Patient Care: The Nurse Manager oversees daily activities and care on the assigned units and clinical areas; ensuring safe patient care is delivered according to the standard of care. The leader is able to provide care to patients when necessary as increased census and/or staffing shortages occur.

* Staffing: Ensures units are staffed according to the staffing matrix/grid. Has an awareness of skill mix and ensures staff is utilized properly; modifies staffing plans as needed to ensure safe nursing coverage of all shifts. Will have overall accountability for staffing, but will work with the Clinical Resource Nurse to coordinate daily schedule. The nurse leader is responsible for maintaining time and attendance records and addressing variances in the policy as they occur. The leader will approve KRONOS payroll records, approve time off and leave of absence.

* Patient Satisfaction: The Nurse Manager rounds daily on assigned units to ensure optimal patient experience and to ensure patient needs are being met. The leader will address any identified deficiencies in real time.

* Coordination: The nurse leader has strong interpersonal and communication skills which aid in building collaborative relationships with other nurse leaders and physicians to coordinate the delivery of safe patient care.

* Budget: Provides input to development of operational budget. Maintains fiscal accountability and operates within the defined budget and productivity standards.

* Process Improvement: Possesses critical thinking and decision making skills which allow for continued review of clinical processes. The leader has the ability to analyze data and recognize and manager trends, and uses the data to drive improvement efforts.

* Other Duties: Completes special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

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