The Nurse Manager is a registered professional nurse who is accountable for the management of the Employee Occupational Health area. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the management of resources; staff development/education, quality improvement, interdisciplinary problem solving, staff retention, development and implementation of policies, and guides, counsels and supervises staff. The Nurse Manager is directly responsible to the Ambulatory Care Chief Nurse. Duties and responsibilities included, but are not limited to, the following: Prepares/completes clinical documentation as outlined in the staff nurse job description. Conducts staff evaluations/interviewing/prepares hiring documents. Coordinate staff schedule. Initiates and participates is quality improvement activities. Prepares reports as indicated for specific units. Manages/approves timecards/leave requests. Documents as required by regulatory bodies. Maintains staff education records. Drafts policies/procedures/standards of care as required for specific units. Provides care as outlined by the staff nurse job description on the unit assigned as nurse manager. Proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds effectively in emergency/code situations on unit. Facilitates referrals and/or consultations to achieve the multidisciplinary plan of care. Functions as a consult person to physicians, nursing and other personnel for complex patient care issues. Monitors staffing needs and maintains adequate levels to provide safe care in coordination with the Chief Nurse and the nurse recruiter. Maintains a safe unit environment by routinely inspecting the area and requesting engineering/housekeeping assistance. Provides timely follow-up on all patient complaints/concerns. Communicates and/or mediates effectively with staff and support personnel to solve patient care and staff issues. Requests supplies and equipment. Evaluates provision of care. Conducts/coordinates orientation based on individual needs to ensure competency. Participates in mandatory nursing and supervisory education. Assists in the education of others. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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