Responsible for the 24 hour management of a specific patient care unit/s, service/s, or program/s in settings as designated by the Chief Nursing Officer and/or Director, Patient Care Services. The Nurse Manager directs and supervises the functions and activities of the assigned unit/service/program: Develops, implements and interprets policies; schedules and supervises assigned employees and insures the quality of care provided to patients and families. Responsible for unit based budgetary management and human resource management. Assignment to Nurse Manager I positions is made by the Chief Nursing Officer in collaboration with Human Resources based on the number of Headcount assigned. The Nurse Manager I has an assigned Headcount of 49 or less employees.
All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work.
Coordinates the delivery of patient care for assigned unit/services and ensures the quality of patient care provided.
Develops, analyzes, monitors and revises staffing patterns for units and ensures that sufficient and properly prepared personnel are available to meet patient needs.
Performs a variety of human resource management activities to include: Interviewing; hiring; evaluating; counseling; coaching; performance planning; competency assessment and terminating of assigned staff.
In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, plans, develops and monitors the annual capital, operational and personnel budgets of assigned units and services. Prepares budget worksheets for approval.
Coaches, directs, supports and evaluates the educational and research activities for assigned staff.
In collaboration with the Unit Medical Director, develops quality indicators specific to the units' patient population; monitors quality of care using established benchmarks; and involves unit staff in plannng and implementing performance improvement as appropriate.
Ensures that age appropriate supplies and equipment are available to meet the needs of populations served by unit/service. Ensures that staff assigned to unit have education and training to meet the age specific and developmental needs of the populations served.
Identifies, plans, implements and evaluates various long-term and short-term projects to meet patient or organizational needs.
Prepares, implements and evaluates unit goals and objectives. Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates personal performance objectives(including KRA's) on a yearly basis.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of Nursing program that is approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Experience: Minimum 3 years RN experience, including 2 years in appropriate area of nursing
Number and Type of Employees Supervised: Professional and non-professional personnel
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: RN currently licensed in South Carolina, Certified in nursing specialty, Previous Nursing Management/Supervisory experience
Special Training: Must possess good assessment skills and good critical thinking skills.