This position is responsible for providing management and oversight of daily Nursing activities to a Nursing Department. He/she will work in partnership with Nursing leadership and other facility management and departments to ensure the provision of optimal patient care, attainment of financial goals, and development of leaders.
This position has department accountability, typically limited to one facility.
This position typically reports to a Nurse Director.
Typical Distribution of Job Duties: 50% Tactical, 40% Operational, 10% Strategic.
Tactical - Duties include ensuring appropriate staffing, availability of equipment, and employee relations (day-to-day activities).
Operational - Duties include budget management, budget development, supply acquisition, process improvement, and employee performance evaluations.
Strategic - Duties include developing goals to meet the Intermountain/Regional Strategic Plan and holding employees accountable to goals.
Essential Job Duties
Responsible for the environment in which clinical nursing is practiced. Contributes to the strategic planning process, day-to-day operations, standards of care, and attainment of organizational goals. Facilitates collaborative problem solving among interdepartmental disciplines. Advocates for and allocates available resources to promote efficient, effective, safe and compassionate nursing care based on current standards of practice. Promotes shared decision-making and professional autonomy by providing department input into executive-level decisions, and by keeping staff informed of executive level activities. Implements and role models the vision, mission, core values of the Nursing Philosophy of CARING and Intermountain Healthcare's Healing Commitments.
Responsible for development, implementation and management of annual capital/operating and personnel (FTE) budget for department. Uses resources effectively and manages expenses to meet financial goals of department.
Models and fosters an environment of professionalism and employee engagement on the department. Responsible for recruitment, retention, and employee satisfaction. Ensures competent and sufficient number of staff to meet patient care needs, which includes hiring, orientation, and managing staffing to a changing census. Ensure that new skill training and ongoing competency verification is completed annually. Evaluate staff competency through use of performance reviews and peer reviews. Mentors staff and provide professional educational opportunities. Utilizes participative practice management models.
Responsible for department performance and compliance with patient safety initiatives, federal, state and other regulatory bodies such as Joint Commission, OSHA, CMS, DOPL, and other department specific accrediting and certifying bodies. Ensures achievement of clinical program goals and implements action plans to improve performance as needed. Effectively uses professional and organizational best practices to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Participating member of a professional nursing organization appropriate to position and service line. Facilitates and encourages staff nurse participation in professional organizations. Facilitates use of resources by nursing staff such as nurse practitioners, other expanded role RNs, and other specialty roles.
Monitors and improves patient satisfaction utilizing available service metrics and national benchmarks to develop and implement action plans to achieve desired outcomes. Acts as a role model for staff and encourages the incorporation of Healing Commitments and Healing Connections in every aspect of patient care delivery. Ensures that staff incorporates evidence based practice into all aspects of care delivery.
Partner with physicians at the department level to achieve clinical, operational, and service goals.
Communicates to staff and encourages participation in opportunities for community outreach activities (ex: health fairs; middle and high school education). Manage, coordinate, and support student nurse activities. Supports staff participation in outside community organizations such as volunteer health clinics, health fairs and advisory boards for not for profit organizations.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified.
RN License required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers.
2 years clinical experience.
Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, monitors, identify equipment and supplies, and be able to assess patient needs.
Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, etc.
In some cases (such as when required to provide patient care) Nurse Managers will have the same physical requirements as those of patient care RNs
Experience in area of oversight.
At least 3 years of RN experience in a NICU setting.
Prior leadership experience strongly preferred.
Internal Number: 212748
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, a Medical Group with more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 180 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery.