The Nurse Manager (NM) is a Registered Nurse (RN) who is responsible for upholding excellence in the provision of nursing care through the implementation of the Profession Practice Model. The Nurse NM is responsible for operational, human resources, quality, and financial management of assigned inpatient or functional units. The NM works with the interdisciplinary team to translate and implement organizational and division priorities into the unit\u2019s operations. The NM ensures a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff. The NM partners with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with administrative, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures. The NM implements quality and safety initiatives, leads process improvement, ensures adherence to hospital and clinical standards of performance, and human resource management. The NM ensures adherence to regulatory standards, bargaining unit agreements, hospital and clinical standards of performance, and human resource management. The NM creates and sustains a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff.
The NM\u2019s decisions and actions are based on the ethical principles outlined by the American Nurses Association\u2019s Code of Ethics for Nursing . The NM practices in adherence with the American Nurses Association\u2019s (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practicefor Nurse Administrators , the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing , the Oregon State Board of Nursing\u2019s Nurse Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). The NM exemplifies the principles of the OHSU Culture of Safety Position Statement by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential functions indicate those key responsibilities that meet one or more of the following descriptors: (1) the position exists to perform the function, (2) the number of employees available to perform the function is limited, (3) the function is so highly specialized that the person is hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function. The percentage of duties must equal 100%
Strategic Planning :
Partners with others to develop a department strategic plan that aligns with the division strategic plan and nursing\u2019s vision.
Collaboratively formulates department objectives, goals and specific strategies related to initiatives.
Develops short and long-term goals that identify the target conditions.
Coordinates the implementation of interventions to meet department-level goals.
Communicates, implements, and evaluates the unit strategic plan.
Partners with others to enhance healthcare and, ultimately patient care through interdisciplinary activities, such as education, consultation, management, technological development, or research opportunities.
Applies systems theory with an understanding that how parts of a system relate to the overall system.
Maintains knowledge of current nursing practice and the roles and functions of care team members (e.g. charge nurse, code team, RRT)
Evaluates staff\u2019s competency and intervenes to optimize performance and ensure safe, quality, effective and efficient patient care.
Leads and practices patient/family advocacy and promotes patient-centered decisions and outcomes.
Maintains visibility and open communication with the staff and department leadership
Communicates plans and decisions to department staff and other stakeholders.
Asserts view in a non-judgmental manner.
Reflects on own method of decision-making and the role of beliefs, values and inferences to develop leadership and performance capacity.
Practices within shared-governance structures to distribute leadership and promote decision-making appropriate level within the governance structure
Celebrates successes and accomplishments.
Achieves financial targets: Manages productive, non-productive and premium pay to optimize performance goals.
Collaborates with the Professional Practice Leader to prioritize and allocate resources for department/division level education & practice priorities.
Develops innovative solutions and applies strategies to obtain appropriate resources for nursing initiatives.
Promotes activities that inform others about cost, risks, and benefits or care, or of the plan and solution.
Uses evidence-based leadership to promote desired behaviors
Develops a high-functioning workforce in collaboration with the department leadership
Recognizes and rewards exemplary professional practice
Mentors and coaches staff in an ongoing and progressive manner
Monitors and evaluates the application of practice standards
Collaborates with department leadership to facilitate behaviors that impact safety, quality, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.
Collaborates with the PPL to Identify individual practice issues, develops improvement strategies, and evaluates performance for all nursing staff on assigned units.
Leads department efforts to recruit & retain highly qualified staff.
Develops department succession planning initiatives.
Develops the department/division quality plan in collaboration with the unit\u2019s formal and informal leaders.
Utilizes data to identify areas for improvement based on assessment and current states.
Monitors and uses data to determine patient care quality improvement objectives.
Evaluates the practice environment and designs and implements quality improvement strategies to ensure nursing sensitive outcomes meets or exceeds established goals.
Engages staff in department initiatives.
Evaluates the impact/benefits of organizational, nursing, and department initiatives.
Identifies areas of risk and makes suggestions for reducing risk and improving outcomes.
Trends and investigates concerns and errors to understand the root cause of
occurrences of errors or adverse events and success.
Communicates learning to disseminate best practices.
Supports workflow processes that builds a culture of safety.
Uses current research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.
Evaluates practice in relation to the professional practice standards and existing evidence.
Promotes clinical nurses\u2019 translation of theory, scope & standards into practice to exercise autonomy and decision-making authority
Advances practice excellence by communicating a clear and consistent message about the ownership of role and standards -based professional practice.
Engages in informal and formal processes of giving and seeking feedback regarding role performance from individuals, professional collegues, representatives, administrators, and others.
Mentors and supports others to access resources for their professional development.
Requires prioritization of multiple projects, activities, and assignments.
Frequent interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations.
May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation.
For inpatient units: accepts 24/7 accountability and responsibility to include possibility of stepping into a clinical or clerical role as needed.
May be required to attend out of town conferences according to hospital travel and reimbursement policies.
Subject to computer work for several as needed
Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers including ensuring safe conditions for patients, families and staff.
Exercises the ability to implement a flexible work schedule to meet the unit needs and to create a work-life balance
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & EQUIPMENT USAGE:
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull, and work throughout the work period. Able to lift 35 lbs. independently. Complies with evidence-based lifting and positioning practices.
Must be able to use the following senses: seeing, hearing, touching, and smelling; and have the ability to speak. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and hearing aides
The work environment carries the risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation
Able to use hospital equipment as needed, including significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones and fax machines.
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