Catholic Health Initiatives Nurse Manager - Progressive Care Unit in DES MOINES, Iowa
Nurse Manager - Progressive Care Unit
The new Progressive Care Unitwill provide personalized care in the proper setting for the care of patientswho need closer monitoring than is available on med-surg/tele floors, but havelower acuity than critical care. Examples of this are: post-op heart patients,patients who have had invasive cardiac procedures, and behavioral healthpatients waiting to be medically cleared to transition to the Behavioral HealthUnit. The nurse:patient ratio will be 1:3 and 1:4 depending on patient acuity.
GENERAL SUMMARY :
The Nursing Unit Manager serves primarily
as an assistant to the Director, managing day-to-day department operations and performing
assigned management responsibilities. Coordinates nursing activities to facilitate safe,
quality patient care at the unit/department level. Serves as a
resource and role model and collaborates
with a multidisciplinary team to optimize department operations. Maintains competence level
needed to deliver direct patient care to defined patient population. Management responsibilities comprise >
50% of the job role. Works independently
with limited direct supervision in accordance
with the Iowa Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, and patient care standards
and professional judgment.
Manages daily unit/department operations,including patient care, unit/department personnel, and interdepartmentalactivities.
Ensures adequate staff and appropriate staffskills to meet patient/unit needs.
Plans unit and nursing resource utilizationbased on established admission, discharge and transfer criteria, initiatingappropriate intervention and collaboration to optimize patient care andunit/department operations.
Ensures evidence-based practices are in place. Leadsquality improvement activities including performance improvement processes tofacilitate clinical practice changes.
Leads interdisciplinary patient rounds and careconferences, management rounding to patients and staff, and Rounding toInfluence (Safety First).
Provides education/direction to staff to ensurepatients of a positive care experience. Resolves patient/family complaints.Escalates issues appropriately to the director or administrativerepresentative.
Performs assigned management duties, including,but not limited to:
Interviewingand hiring of personnel
Utilizationof premium pay
Monitoringdepartment expense budget and developing improvement plans
Staffperformance feedback and discipline
In the absence of the unit/department director, performsadditional management functions as assigned. May assume 24 hour accountabilityduring periods when the director is on vacation or leave of absence.
Maintains clinical competence to deliver patientcare to defined patient population as needed.
Provides front-line leadership as a resource,mentor, and role model in delivering patient care using a team approach.
Provides consultation upon request in area ofclinical expertise to other nursing staff or health professionals.
Serves as a resource or “Super User” fordocumentation in the electronic medical record.
Leads or delegates daily huddles and maintaininghuddle boards.
Monitors safety compliance and contributes tofostering a culture of safety at the unit level.
Assist nursing and interdisciplinary team inpatient/family education and discharge planning.
Supports clinical research by assisting staff asneeded in collecting data for approved research protocols.
Facilitates communication betweenpatient/family, physicians and other caregivers to achieve consensus for theplan of care. Consults with the Ethics Committee as appropriate
Collaborates with Unit Director and ClinicalResource Nurse or department educator in planning for achievement andmaintenance of skills/ competencies of team personnel.
Understands employee competency documentationrequirements.
Provides orientation/education for staff,students and other hospitals and community organizations, as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
Bachelor degree in nursing required, or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program and/or currently enrolled). Expected to take at least six credits per year at Unit Director’s discretion for exception.
18 month of RN experience required.
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Days
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0181167
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.