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Nurse Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: Under administrative direction, plans, directs, develops policies, and creates quality improvement functions; administratively responsible for multiple clinical areas and operations.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Assists with developing priorities, goals, and action plans; develops and maintains scheduling procedures for staffing of nursing care.
  2. Assists in formulating philosophy and objectives; establishes standards of nursing care and nursing practice.
  3. Selects, orients, supervises and evaluates supervisors and clinical nurses; establishes standards of performance and maintains an evaluation system for clinical personnel; assists with identifying educational needs for staff and establishes in-service/development programs; collaborates with professional and technical schools to enhance clinical education programs.
  4. Facilitates communication and problem solving for departments; leads or serves on committees; serves as a liaison between the medical staff and ancillary departments.
  5. Serves as a resource person; develops, interprets, supports and implements policies and procedures; responsible for planning, preparation, utilization, evaluation and monitoring of budget.
  6. Ensures departmental activities and records adhere to regulatory requirements; evaluates the nursing care given and makes recommendations to develop action plans for improvements; assists with development and implementation of service standards and patient satisfaction.
  7. Oversees compliance of staff to infection control practices and mandatory education requirements; performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of health care and medical procedures, including terminology
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Supervisory skills
  • Accounting and budgeting skills
  • Ability to exert average physical effort

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to:

Bachelors degree, with a masters degree in nursing, health administration, business or management preferred; supplemented with three (3) years of experience in clinical nursing and management; Missouri RN licensure required.

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