Nurse Manager - L&D/WIP Surgical Services - Full Time/Varied in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/11/2020

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    Lancaster, CA
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Job Description

Job Objective:

The Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating clinical, administrative, and operational activities for a nursing/patient care unit; implements and interprets policies, procedures, standards, and regulations for nursing personnel, patients, medical staff, and the public. She/he maintains twenty-four hour accountability for all activities of the unit. Will apply ANA Standards of Nursing Administrative Practice in performance of leadership role. The Manager of Perioperative/Surgical Services is responsible for direction of patient care, managing the staff members, consulting with staff, physicians and nursing executives on nursing issues and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and assists with formulation of budget for the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Effectively plans, organizes and evaluates work duties of self and unit staff to promote quality nursing and patient care activities.

  1. Develops unit goals annually, in conjunction with the unit staff and unit Medical Director, that supports the department of nursing and the hospital's philosophy, goals, and objectives.

  2. Plans and maintains staffing pattern within budgeting parameters, incorporating continuity of care, staff competency, and patient acuity.

  3. Evaluates and sets standards for patient care and unit equipment.

  4. Collaborates with support services to provide a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

  5. Promotes intra- and interdepartmental communication.

  6. Maintains patient reference materials and ensures access to appropriate policies, procedures, standards and care guidelines.

  7. Collaborates with Nursing Director and Supervisors to facilitate the provision of high-quality patient care.

  8. Works with the Medical Staff to coordinate the medical and nursing management of patient care.

  9. Utilizes staff in a manner which reflects the understanding of professional, legal, and institutional constraints; the abilities of individual care providers; the holistic approach to patient care; and the use of time-management principles.

  10. Evaluates patient care delivery through written documentation, observation, and comparison to established standards.

  11. Assists in providing nursing care to patients, as needed, to assess particular patient requirements or a backup to Staff Nurse.

  12. Serves as a clinical resource person and assists nursing personnel in assessing patient/family status to plan nursing care.

B. Builds and leads a high performing Team: Motivates, inspires and develops employees to accomplish goals and objectives.

  1. Interviews and selects staff for designated unit.

  2. Maintains staff meeting at least bi-monthly to discuss department and hospital goals, progress toward goals, and other significant information concerning the unit and organization.

  3. Provides an environment that promotes employee satisfaction and retention.

  4. Empowers staff to participate in changing processes and incorporate changes into daily practices.

  5. Recognizes employee contributions.

  6. Monitors employee performance and provides ongoing feedback. Initiates corrective action when indicated. Completes employee performance appraisals according to Human Resources guidelines.

  7. Empowers staff to take ownership of patient care environment.

  8. Avoids preventable turnover. Initiates plan for change as appropriate. Ensures completion and processing of all personnel forms.

  9. Participates in recruitment events.

  10. Actively participates in strategies to meet Magnet designation.

C. Organizational Teamwork and Collaboration: Collaboratively works with peers and others to set and achieve interdepartmental / organizational goals and to resolve barriers to interdepartmental / organizational performance.

  1. Works with peers and co-workers to resolve conflict, and duplication of effort and waste.

  2. Communicates to nursing supervisors information essential for continuity of patient care.

  3. Attends required meetings or delegates responsibility when indicated in event of absence.

  4.  Works effectively with Medical Directors, Service Chiefs, and other members of the medical staff.

  5. Cooperates with instructors from schools of nursing to enhance student learning.

  6. Evaluates the educational needs of employees and provides for inservices/training monthly and as applicable

  7. Ensures an appropriate orientation plan for newly hired unit personnel. Approves continuing education programs attended by the staff.

  8. Communicates hospital policies and procedures to nursing staff and promotes inter-departmental harmony.

  9. Communicates all pertinent information regarding resources and services to the Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Nursing.

  10. Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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