The RN for will perform clinical duties as directed by the Associate Director for Patient Care Services through the Chief Nurse of Primary Care. As a Nurse Manager the position will have supervisory authority over the staff nurses assigned to the unit and will perform administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised and establishes guidelines for performance expectation of staff and evaluates employee performances/resolving issues/develop work plans. Registered Nurse - Nurse Manager is an expert nurse who provides leadership in Primary Care. Responsible for staffing, scheduling and employee relations. Responsible for competency and education of staff, development and evaluation of clinical programs. Work directly with the interdisciplinary team, VHSO Education Service, Medical Center Leadership, and other departments within the medical center. Excellent organizational and customer service skills are required. Expected to communicate timely and effectively with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team as well as relate courteously and appropriately to all internal and external customers. Expected to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment working as a patient advocate and build strong teams within multiple levels of interdisciplinary staff. Function of assigned duties include but not limited to: Demonstrates ability to function effectively in the Nurse Manager roles requiring application of problem-solving skills at the unit level, and use of team approaches to identify, analyze and resole problems Takes a leadership role in utilizing problem-solving methodologies to resolve system and/or process problems that impact patient care or staff performance at the unit level Demonstrates effective leadership in identifying programs or staff performance that create opportunities for improvement Collaboratively works with the Assistant Nurse Manager to evaluate staff performance and take appropriate action as needed Serves as a resource and advocate in resolving legal ethical issues such as Advanced Directives and the protection of patient/family rights Serves as a consultant and role model in providing clinical care and assures needed staff and supplies are present Promotes effective communication among health care team members, including the patient family and significant others Participates in frequent team meetings. Integrates recommendations of of the multidisciplinary team members into a single plan of care Completing tasks such as, but not limited to, employee proficiencies/competencies, leading staff meeting, Omnicell/Pandora report investigation, VATAS Time and Attendance approvals, staff education, employee counseling, tracers, audits, schedules, staffing methodology reports, and attending management meetings/participate in committees per assignment Maintains professional knowledge and skills based on currently published or communicated information though reading, workshop, etc. Maintain records for call-ins (AL, SL, CB), Overtime (OT), Compensatory time (CT), and service computation dates (seniority) Serves as a Leave Granting Official Assesses educational needs to implement program or service practice changes, develops and implements and education plan to meet needs for self or other staff in program/service Actively evaluates practice for a program or service, based on established professional community or regulatory standards (i.e., JC) and recommending/implementing changes to meet those standards Responsible for staff compliance with Service and Medical Center goals and Network performance standards Ensures all staff completed annual mandatory review and facilitates unit-in-service education programs Responsible for individualized orientation and staff development based on staff's abilities and required competencies Collaborates with other disciplines and caregivers and uses group processes for decisio9n making in interdisciplinary team, consistently demonstrating skilled communication techniques Identifies problem areas for monitoring and evaluation, active in analyzing findings and changing practice based on patient outcomes with resultant improvement in patient care Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 07:30am - 4:00pm, This may change at the discretion of the agency. Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse/000000 Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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