The Nurse Manager is the designated leader responsible for the provision of high-quality nursing care that is compliant with federal, state and local regulations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to 24/7 accountability for the assigned unit(s), daily operations, interprofessional collaboration, execution of policies & procedures, financial management, development of strategic projects, support of growth and the patient and staff experience. The Nurse Manager assesses, plans, implements, monitors and evaluates nursing practice and the nursing care delivery system with direct supervision of front-line staff.
A day in the life of an ICU Nurse Manager at Hackensack Meridian includes the following responsibilities:
1. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing care and goals and objectives as they relate to patient care, quality and organizational initiatives.
2. Manages day to day operations and ensures all team members are knowledgeable in emergency/disaster response policies and procedures with unit specific response plans as needed.
3. Monitors nursing standards of practice, policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines to ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory agencies.
4. Develops, plans, evaluates and consistently monitors budgetary and financial priorities as they relate to the function and delivery of patient care for the service line, includes payroll and scheduling.
5. Promotes cost effective use of organizational resources, consistently supporting financial objectives and targets while managing acuity workload, volume, variable staffing plans, productivity, variance analysis, budget preparation and equipment/supply management.
6. Demonstrates leadership skills by establishing and maintaining mutually supportive partners in care, displays effective communication, coaching and mentoring of team members.
7. Supervises, plans, evaluates and monitors educational programs, evidence-based practice and supports team members in collaboration with the Department of Education and ensures participation as required.
8. Supports the Magnet Program Director and Magnet program by ensuring the support of a shared governance model, collection of data, writing of exemplars and coordination of the document as requested.
9. Prioritizes organizational goals and incorporates them into standard work, up to and including leading and/or participating in committee work with clear performance improvement goals that is consistent with the mission, vision and philosophy of nursing and the organization.
10. Professionally reviews complaints or opportunities for improvement with timely follow up to the appropriate department, up to and including service recovery efforts with patients and/or families, administration or regulatory agencies.
11. Performs other duties as assigned by leadership.
12. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
2. Five (5) years' experience as a Registered Nurse.
3. The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
1. Master's degree in relevant field.
2. National Certification in area of specialty preferred when eligible.
3. Three (3) years' progressive leadership experience.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
1. NJ State Professional Registered Nurse License.
2. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.