JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Nursing Executive, the Nurse Manager is responsible for the clinical leadership and coordination of all nursing personnel. This position ensures the delivery of quality nursing care by managing and supervising the staff providing direct care. Serves actively and constructively as member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team in support of the organization and program treatment philosophy; to ensure the safety and well-being of patients.
Provides leadership through assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of direct patient care services provided in each clinical area
Assists and HR Department with hiring and selection processes through screening, interviewing and making recommendation for hire.Anticipates staffing trends and needs and proactively offers staffing solutions.
Ensures productive and efficient staffing of units based on a thorough understanding of the correlation between patient census and FTE standards; coordinates with Scheduler and assumes staffing function as needed.
Monitors patient progress in compliance with treatment plan, making recommendations in accordance with patient care needs; ensure medical/nursing needs are addressed in the treatment plan.
Provides clinical supervision and assists staff in planning patient care
Provides feedback to staff on performance, reinforcing desired behaviors and teambuilding efforts and intervening promptly in deficiencies to reduce turnover rate and formal performance measures.
Instructs and guides mental health specialists, and nurses in patient care responsibilities and assignments
Demonstrates clinical expertise and sets a strong therapeutic tone for patient interventions; works diligently to reduce the occurrences of physical restraint and seclusion of patients.
Reviews safety, risk management, infection control and incident reports to identify and discuss trends with nursing staff.
Reviews and analyzes patient chart data for nursing improvement opportunities in the areas of programming and core delivery
Working with , develops and implements ongoing staffing development plans; coordinates training resources to meet those needs
Performs personnel management activities including direct staff supervision, orientation/training/development, performance management and employee relations functions; adheres to HR policies/procedures, and applicable employment laws, standards and regulations
Completes Kronos data entry for direct care staff ensuringa timely and accurate account of hours worked each week/pay period
Completes performance evaluations for staff in a timely manner, including initial and 90-day competencies, and annual performance evaluations
May serve as the acting in the absence of the and work on the unit in critical staffing situations