|Position||Med Surg Nurse Manager|
|Location||Monroe County Hospital - Georgia|
What We Bring To The Table:
Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
403(B) Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off
Life Insurance & AD&D – Employer Paid
Supplemental Policies – Cancer, Short-Term Disability & Accident (Optional)
The Nursing Manager is responsible for the directing the delivery of nursing services on the Medical-Surgical Floor in the facility. Works with general methods and procedures and exercises independent judgement to adapt and apply the guidelines to specific situations. The work requires knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations of nursing programs, supervisor techniques, personnel policies, and procedures. Collaborates with other departments, medical professionals, consultants, and organizations, to develop, support, and coordinate patient care within the medical-surgical department.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
- Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Nursing Services Department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that conform to current standards of nursing practice and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
- Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures for the day-to-day functions of the nursing services department.
- Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation.
- Selects and assigns staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion.
- Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.
- Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
- Evaluates the work performance of all nursing personnel and implements discipline according to policies and procedures.
- Oversees and supervises development and delivery of in-service education to equip nursing staff with sufficient knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, quality care for patients.
- Proactively develops positive employee relations; promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communications.
- Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to work.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates nursing programs, nursing care plans, and objectives for the work area.
- Supervises and participates in the provision of general nursing care services.
- Supervises admissions, helps to conduct assessment of patient’s needs, and helps initiates nursing care plans as needed.
- Serves as liaison between staff and other areas within the facility, and as an advisor to other disciplines.
- Assesses needs for personnel, supplies, equipment, and physical facilities for budget planning.
- Participates in budget development for the nursing department. Assures nursing staff properly charges out ancillaries used.
- Helps prepare staff for inspection surveys, instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being interviewed by inspectors, immediate corrections of problems noted by surveyors. Reviews and reinforces important standards previously cited.
- Participates in the preparation of the Plan or Correction response to an inspection survey, and implements any follow-up QA required for any nursing allegations.
- Communicates directly with patients, families, medical staff, nursing staff, interdisciplinary team members, and department heads to coordinate care and services. Promotes participation in care plans and maintains a high quality of care for patients.
- Promotes customer service and hospitality and responds to and adequately resolves complaints or concerns from patients or families about nursing services.
- Promotes compliance with accident prevention procedures, safety rules, and safe work practices to prevent employee injury and illness and control workers’ compensation costs.
- Ensures staff is trained in fire, disaster, other emergency procedures, and evaluates performance during drills.
- Participates in clinical conferences, workshops, seminars, and related forums.
- Performs, on occasion, any task assigned to subordinate staff, consistent with licensing or certification requirements.
- Works nursing services shifts as needed to ensure department coverage.
- Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans.
- Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse.
- Records patients’ medical information and vital signs.
- Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients. Interprets and records electronic displays.
- Initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology.
- Provides beside care for a wide variety of medical patients, include pre- and post-surgery patients.
- Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury by explaining post-treatment home care needs.
- Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs.
- Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient.
- Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocols.
- Participates in discharge planning.
- Utilizes time management skills.
- Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, and in the appropriate format, and on the appropriate forms.
- Participates in wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports.
Required Education and Experience:
- Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing in the state of Georgia; valid license as Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia.
- Current, valid AHA Healthcare Provider training (BCLS and ACLS).
- At least five years management experience preferred.
- At least three years supervisory experience preferred.