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Nurse Manager

Company: Noland Health Services
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Summary of Duties

Functions in a clinical and managerial capacity, with the delegated authority, responsibility, and accountability for the direct supervision of nursing and the day-to-day operations of nursing. Responsible for the quality of clinical practice and the efficient and effective delivery of patient care to the adult or geriatric patient. Responsible for compliance to established standards, practices, and regulatory requirements for nursing. Responsible for hospital operations in the absence of the Director of Clinical Services (DCS) and Administrator.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans and coordinates, staffing in patient care areas in conjunction with the DCS.
  • Supervises direct nursing care through utilization of the nursing process.
  • Participates in weekly patient care conferences to plan multi-disciplinary patient care.
  • Responds immediately to life-threatening situations and assumes leadership role in absence of physician to assure appropriate algorithms are followed to sustain life, according to established protocols.
  • Verifies that employees have received adequate orientation based on the employee's individual competency levels prior to the completion of the 90-day introductory period..
  • Assists in recruitment, selection, and placement of qualified personnel. Works with Human Resources in verification of nurses credentials and maintains a system that indicates the qualifications, experience, accomplishments, and competency of each member of the Nursing Department.
  • Supervises and develops nursing staff by providing guidance concerning problem solving and professional development.
  • Explains nursing interventions to health team members through direct interactions, report, and patient care conferences.
  • Develops and maintains staffing schedules.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the time and attendance system.
  • Adjusts staffing levels up or down as appropriate on a shift by shift basis, based on patient census and acuity levels. Ensures that weekend staffing is covered before the start of the weekend.
  • Directs behaviors of staff by use of observation. Takes immediate corrective action, to include counseling and/or appropriate disciplinary action when necessary through the progressive discipline process.
  • Evaluates staff performance and effects change as necessary. Completes 90 day and annual performance evaluations in a timely manner to include descriptive and/or objective performance information.
  • Assures staff compliance with non-protocol restraint orders, order renewals and documentation. Assists staff with identifying strategies to reduce restraint use.
  • Assures staff assessment and intervention of patient pain on a shift by shift basis using a 1-10 pain rating scale or other appropriate method. Assists staff with resolving pain management issues as needed.
  • Maintains the security of medication carts, keys, and staff only areas.
  • Serves as resource person in performing specialized nursing skills, including but not limited to, mgt ET tube, ABGs/venipuncture, hemodynamic line care, drip monitoring, and 12 lead EKG.
  • Serves as resource person in the operation of high technical electronic life support, including but not limited to, monitoring equipment, defibrillator, and ventilators. Makes sure that needed equipment is available for patient care.
  • Serves as resource person in providing rehabilitative care according to standards.
  • Serves as facility liaison to infection control program and collaborates with the facility Infection Control Officer.
  • Demonstrates and/or supervises procedures and treatments performed by staff or orientees and assures appropriate documentation thereof.
  • Maintains records and documents in order to show compliance with regulatory agencies and assists with survey preparation of regulatory agencies.
  • Assures all communications (verbal, electronic, and written) regarding Protected Health Information are handled according to the facility and/or company privacy plan.
  • Assists DCS in Performance Improvement data collection and reporting. Functions in the capacity of team leader or member of Performance Improvement teams as required.

Education

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred. Must have current Alabama license as a Registered Nurse.

Experience

Two (2) years critical care or comparable area experience and demonstrated leadership skills required.

Physical Requirements for Essential Job Functions

  • Must be emotionally stable, physically fit, and able to cope with emergencies and a high stress work environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. occasionally, 20 lbs. frequently, and 10 lbs. constantly.
  • Must have the ability to walk and stand 80% of an 8 to 12 hour shift.
  • Must have the ability to push/pull up to 100 lbs. in order to position patients, move beds, carts, etc., and aid patients in ambulation.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately, so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Keywords: Noland Health Services, Birmingham , Nurse Manager, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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