Day position with variable hours depending on deployment needs
The RN Nurse Manager assess, plans, coordinates, and evaluates the clinical and operational functions of a nursing unit to ensure quality, cost effective health care is provided by an educated and competent team member. The RN Nurse Manager promotes a safe environment and performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner. The RN Manager maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the population of patients served.
A registered nurse’s practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS LEADERSHIP/GROWTH
- Continually demonstrates and supports a Professional Practice model that allows nurses to work in collaboration with interdisciplinary partners to achieve high quality patient outcomes.
- Incorporates the Nursing theoretical framework of professional nursing practice at System facilities.
- Demonstrates transformational leadership behaviors and serves as a change agent assisting team members in understanding the importance, necessity, impact and process of change.
- Models the mission, vision, values, Standards of Excellence and goals of the System.
- Serves as an advocate seeking protection and rights of patients, patient families, team member, students, and other disciplines especially related to health and safety.
- Contributes to performance improvement activities utilizing PDSA as the basic model of PI, data collection and analysis, and participation with shared governance activities.
- Supports and contributes to the Patient Centered Care Philosophy by understanding that every team member is a Caregiver whose role is to meet the needs of the patient.
- Ensures that unit operations and teammates are in compliance with the Nursing Practice Act, regulatory agency standards, and policies and procedures as defined by the System.
- Functions as a team member to accomplish goals and objectives of the unit and the organization, upholding quality management, patient care, and departmental standards.
- Demonstrates competence in the application of principles of management.
- Responsible for interview, selection, and supervision of nursing personnel in the department.
- Conducts staff meetings at regular intervals to exchange information and promote dialogue.
- Understanding and complying with state and federal laws concerning the healthcare services and practice they manage, and complying with all facility regulations and policies.
- Allocates resources, creates collegial working relationships between nurses and physicians, demonstrating a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to care across the continuum of care.
- Performs nursing care, assists with treatments, therapies, procedures, and administers medications as necessary.
- Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
- Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient and family education.
- Participates with performance improvement activities to improve quality of nursing care, promote patient outcomes and provide a cost effective environment for patient care.
- Delegates effectively by promoting shared governance, developing and nurturing research to positively affect clinical outcomes.
- Analyzes and utilizes data for improved clinical outcomes.
- Assists in development of policies, procedures and standards reflective of evidence based practice.
- Coordinates the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient/family centered care.
- Supports organizational community service initiatives at unit level.
- Assess the impact of and plans strategies to address such issues as ethnics, cultural and diversity changes in the population.
- Responsible for assuming oversight and direction for staffing, and scheduling personnel, considering scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care for provision of safe, effective, and quality patient care.
- Encourage an open forum of communication with team members, and allowing ample opportunities to discuss issues and seek guidance.
- Assumes responsibility in the recruitment and retention of qualified team members and to ensure appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continuing professional development of personnel through mutual goal setting and performance evaluation.
- Promotes shared accountability for professional practice.
- Allocates resources to meet the unit needs.
- Responsible for budgetary oversight, and along with team member involvement, accountable to the organization for maintaining a cost-effective unit.
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak and understand English fluently. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and / or unit/department conditions.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS
- Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing required.
- Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred. Must have or complete MSN if undergraduate degree is not BSN. Enrollment in MSN program within 1 year of hire/transfer date and graduation of MSN program required within 5 years of hire. If undergraduate degree is BSN, a master’s Degree from a health-related program or MBA is acceptable. Non-MSN candidates considered for hire or internal promotion must be approved by the CNE regardless of direct hierarchal reporting relationship.
- Previous management experience preferred.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider from AHA required.
- Appropriate professional certification (either clinical or leadership) is required within 1 year of eligibility for professional certification exam.
- Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the nurse leader.
Additional Essential Functions:
• Oversees Atrium Health MED-1 staff with operational needs to provide patient
care utilizing Atrium Health and Atrium Health MED-1 assets and is accountable
for the development of related standards, protocols and policies.
• Supervises related logistical matters and functions as a Command Staff Officer
and/or the Incident Commander, exercising discretion and judgment.
• High level engagement with Office of General Counsel, Enterprise Leadership,
MHPC (Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) for compliance during
contract execution, deployments, negotiations, required state waivers.
• Works with leadership team to develop strategic plans and processes that affect
Mobile Medicine and MED-1 departments.
• Responsible for set up and breakdown of Atrium Health MED-1 and related
operational and logistical functions.
• Demonstrates and supports professional practice models that allow collaboration
and interdisciplinary partners for high quality outcomes.
• Acts as a liaison with various leadership for clinical and operational issues.
• Oversees deployment of vehicle(s) in emergency situations. Ensures upkeep for
radio and communications equipment and/or IT related technology including
patient documentation and clinical assessment tools.
• Reports and addresses any safety hazards appropriately. Facilitates and
communicates repairs that require specialized skills through outside vendors.
• Manages communication with senior leaders about any condition that would limit
or prohibit deployment of the Atrium Health MED-1 mobile hospitals.
• Manages system-wide team rosters for logistical and/or clinical specialties.
• Schedules staff for deployments and assigns shifts as appropriate.
• Manages personnel oversight and file maintenance for logistical and/or clinical
specialties, interviews and hiring of team members as needed.
• Coordinates team training and maintains/updates training manuals, policy and
procedure manuals, and ensure record keeping for all training matters.
• Participates in fifty percent minimum of MTF team deployments.
• Oversees purchases and expenditures to ensure readiness for any deployment.
Additional Physical Requirements:
• May be needed to deploy with short notice. May be deployed into austere
environments with limited conveniences. May be deployed for indeterminate time
periods. Deployment locations will vary and may be in and out-of-state and
Additional Training and Certifications:
• Completion of FEMA required courses: NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 and
other courses as assigned by regulatory agencies.
• Hazardous Materials Awareness level required with Operations level preferred.
• Must hold Registered Nurse license
• Master’s degree preferred.
• Disaster or emergency preparedness experience preferred.