Responsible for providing leadership, mentorship and acting as a role model in acute care nursing departments. Supervising and directing the day to day running of the units; a resource to staff, physicians and ancillary departments. This position reports directly to the Nursing Director.
- Leads daily operations for the nursing departments ensuring staff needs are met in order to provide safe, quality patient care; provides leadership and direction to staff.
- Supervises, trains and evaluates nursing staff.
- Manages nursing schedule; receives any sick calls and arranges for coverage while on duty.
- Investigates patient complaints and acts as a patient advocate, investigating as necessary.
- Participates in team interviews and hiring processes; assigns preceptors to new staff; assists with initial on-boarding and orientation of new staff.
- Maintains department inventory to ensure availability of supplies.
- Collaborates with staff, physicians and Director on staff and patient care issues to ensure safe, quality care.
- Acts as a resource to department; provides direct patient care when necessary; assists Charge Nurse in assigning lunch breaks to ensure staff have adequate downtime during their shift.
- Manages staff allocations according to census fluctuations according to guidelines.
- Communicates and works closely with Director and House Supervisors, ensuring necessary information is passed on and decisions are made collaboratively.
- Assists with data collection, chart reviews and Quality initiatives as assigned.
- Attends meetings as delegated by the Director; gives constructive input and suggestions at staff meetings.
- Acts as the first line in the Chain of Command structure for the department; communicates with Director and House Supervisors on issues and decisions made.
- Ensures Time Cards are completed accurately and timely for unit.
- Serves as a facilitator among department.
- Ensures excellence in clinical nursing practice and delivery of patient care, providing education and resources when necessary.
- Assures compliance with applicable requirements and standards.
- Acts as a positive Change Agent when promoting new processes, encouraging staff to keep positive attitudes.
- Provides disciplinary guidance and actions to staff; communicates all issues with the Director.
- Participates in the necessary periodic evaluation of staff performance.
- Maintains knowledge of regulatory agencies
- Demonstrates the willingness to research and obtain knowledge for the performance of the position
- Basic computer
AGE-RELATED COMPETENCIES: Demonstrates the basic knowledge and skills necessary to identify age-specific patient needs appropriate for this position.
Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.
Risk Management/Quality Management/Safety: Cooperates fully in all Risk Management, Quality Management, and Safety Activities and Investigations.
MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
- Education - Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. BSN Preferred.
- Work Experience - One year of nursing experience in a leadership role.
- Training - N/A
- License/Certification - Current New Mexico Nurse License; BLS, ACLS, PALS required.
ENVIROMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work environment consists of daily patient contact, which may include exposure to blood, or other body fluids.
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
- Basic Life Support
- Clinical Nursing
- Coaching And Mentoring
- Data Collection