University Health Care System Nurse Manager for Oncology unit in Augusta, Georgia
The Nurse Manager is the first line manager designated as the leader for specific cost centers, its patient population, and assigned nursing staff. As such, he/she has 24 hour accountability for all patient care activities, unit operations and staff functions. Reports directly to the Director. Must be creative, resourceful, independent, and possess a high degree of initiative to function with minimal supervision and guidance. The Nurse Manager is responsible for ensuring that the hospital's mission to provide clinically excellent patient care, coordination of care, discharge planning, service excellence, and cost-efficiency be achieved. Insures that legal, professional and institutional policies, regulations and standards are met. The Nurse Manager is a registered nurse with advanced knowledge and skills in coordinating and providing care for patient population served within assigned areas. Functions with limited supervision utilizing independent and collaborative judgment in decision making. Demonstrates leadership and problem solving skills. Accountability is measured by performance standards, unit goal achievement, performance improvement and patient safety activities, direct observations and budget management. The provision of nursing care will be provided in an environment that embraces maximum participation by the staff nurses, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the ANA Practice Standards. Embraces shared governance nursing organizational principals by serving on and allowing staff to serve on nursing councils as participant or leader so that outcome, goals and objectives of nursing are achieved.
EducationGraduate of school of nursing required. BSN requiredLicensure/CertificationCurrent licensure in the State of Georgia All areas require BLS certification. Oncology Nurse Manager requires Chemotherapy certification and ONS. Certification in respective area is preferred. Critical Care requires ACLS. NALS/PALS certification required as appropriate.ExperienceThree years of experience in nursing required, five years preferred. One of the three years nursing experience needs to be in the specialty area (i.e., M/S, Critical Care, Peds, Maternal/Child, Oncology, Neuro, etc.) in which the Nurse Manager role will be administratively responsible. Two years of experience in a Nursing Leadership position required.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesDemonstrate excellent knowledge of current nursing and patient care practices and ability to applyDemonstrated excellent leadership skills to manage people through counseling and teaching, to delegate, and to hold accountableDemonstrate ability to relate to and to communicate with all levels of personnel, management, physicians, families and others.Philosophy of health care and nursing is compatible with that of the institution.Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, and manage staffing to meet financial and quality outcomes on a short term (shift by shift, daily) and long term basis.Demonstrated ability to manage the care of designated patient populations so that desired outcomes (clinical, service, and financials) is achieved.
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Department6291 - 10 West